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Emirates, Cargolux to codeshare for cargo

Emirates, Cargolux to codeshare for cargo

News October 12, 2017 at 10:34 am

This week, Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines expanded the scope of a “strategic operational partnership” the two carriers reached in May of this year to include codesharing for air cargo shipments. As part of the agreement, both airlines will be able to sell space on network-wide flights operated by eitherRead More

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3 predictions for air cargo in 2020

E-Commerce, News, Strategy October 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

Last week, our sister publication Air Cargo World, presented its second annual ELEVATE conference in Miami, providing a deep-dive into how digitalization and innovation are rapidly altering the air freight logistics industry. Trends like the e-commerce revolution, and the subsequent emergence of new players in the logistics space have madeRead More

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

More 747-8Fs for Silk Way

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos October 11, 2017 at 10:26 am

At the Caspian Air Cargo Summit in Baku yesterday, Jahangir Asgarov, President of Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), said that, in addition to an order for four 787 aircraft for his airline, state-owned Silk Way Airlines would order two more 747-8 freighters. Asgarov has been widely quoted in the Azeri media asRead More

First flight of the A330-300P2F

First flight of the A330-300P2F

Aircraft, Conversions, Express October 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

Late last week, EFW conducted a successful six-hour test flight of the first freighter-converted A330-300. This was actually the second flight, as the freighter did take off the day before, but, in the face of unfavorable conditions during Windstorm Xavier, landed after only a few minutes. Several more test flightsRead More

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Slot squeeze at Schiphol brings new ABC flights to Liege

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News October 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

Beginning this coming winter, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo will commence scheduled 747F freighter flights to Liege (LGG), connecting airports in Asia, Europe and North America with what could eventually ramp-up to as many as 12 weekly flights. The move to Liege is part of a contingency plan to deal with landing slotRead More

September first look: annual comparisons still looking strong

September first look: annual comparisons still looking strong

Asia, Traffic October 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

Monthly annual comparisons for air cargo demand have been kind in 2017, with y-o-y demand growth nearing or surpassing double-digit figures nearly every month of this year. Based on historical demand growth, Cargo Facts expected that y-o-y monthly comparisons for September 2017 might reveal the beginning of a gradual declineRead More

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Here come the first 737 NG freighters! VIDEO

Aircraft, Carriers, Conversions, News, Photos+Videos October 6, 2017 at 9:27 am

Last week, Seattle-based Alaska Airlines put its first freighter-converted 737-700F into commercial service with a maiden flight between Seattle and Anchorage. The aircraft was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries’ conversion arm, Bedek Aviation Group, in Tel Aviv, and is the first of three 737-700s Alaska Air retired from its passengerRead More

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Strong demand growth in August – but tougher comparisons ahead

Capacity & Demand, News October 5, 2017 at 10:41 am

Two weeks ago, we predicted that when worldwide data were available for August, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand well into double digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their August analyses, and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand did indeed growRead More