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The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy July 15, 2016 at 10:33 am

There has been much talk recently about the disintermediation of forwarders. Talk about cargo carriers bypassing their traditional forwarder customers and dealing directly with shippers. Even talk about e-commerce eliminating the need for forwarders altogether. But Cargolux, once known in the industry as “the forwarder’s airline,” has taken a stand inRead More

An AirBridgeCargo 747-8F. Photo: Maarten Visser/Wikimedia

Volga-Dnepr confirms acquisition of 20 747-8Fs

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Strategy July 12, 2016 at 10:56 am

At the Farnborough Air Show today, Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group confirmed the acquisition of twenty 747-8 freighters from Boeing. The deal, which began as a Memorandum of Understanding signed at the Paris Air Show last year, also includes an agreement under which AirBridgeCargo and Volga-Dnepr Airlines (the scheduled service and charterRead More

Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

Volga-Dnepr to firm up 747-8F orders?

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Strategy, Traffic June 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

November may be the peak season for air freight, but July is the peak season for freighter aircraft orders. The big European air show that takes place every year in July (alternating between Paris and Farnborough) has long been used as a venue for showcasing major aircraft orders. Last year,Read More

More than just Amazon

More than just Amazon

Aircraft, E-Commerce, Earnings, News, Photos+Videos May 6, 2016 at 10:45 am

As we reported yesterday, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings took the occasion of its first-quarter earnings release to announce that it had signed a 20-freighter/20%-stake deal with Amazon. You can read our discussion of that deal here, but lost amid the Amazon hooplah were the financial and operational details of Atlas’ first quarter.Read More

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

Goodbye Seattle, hello London – CargoLogic gets a 747-8F

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos April 29, 2016 at 9:21 am

A few years ago, the Seattle Seahawks morphed from perpetual mediocrity into one of the best football teams in the US. “So what?” I can hear you asking. “What does that have to do with the air freight industry?” And, sneeringly, from our European readers, “That’s not even football.” We’ll leaveRead More

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

Solve the 747-8F mystery! Win fabulous prizes!

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos, Strategy April 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

It’s Friday, right? The day we usually try to lighten things up. Maybe post some videos, or find a bit of humor somewhere in the air freight world, or dream up a quiz. Today, we’ll combine most of the above. Not humor (unless you count the photo at right), but aRead More

AirBridge flies high

AirBridge flies high

Carriers, News, Strategy, Traffic February 16, 2016 at 10:15 am

What do you think when you hear a company describe its January performance as a “steady start to 2016”? The cynic in you probably expects they are trying to find words that will make a mediocre month sound better that it was. But when those words come from AirBridgeCargo, you’d betterRead More

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

Out with the old & in with the new? Not so fast…

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, News January 12, 2016 at 9:55 am

As we reported last week, 2015 was a strong year for new-build jet freighter orders. Today, we begin a two-part series in which we take stock of the overall state of the production freighter order books at Airbus and Boeing, and the state of the large widebody freighter fleet in general.Read More