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Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

Exceptional cargo gains at Cathay and Turkish

April 20, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

After a very poor start in 2016, air freight demand began growing in the second half, and a strong peak season brought the full-year increase in cargo traffic to 3.2% above 2015 level. Still, 2017 began with everyone nervous about  the possibility that, after the strong peak, demand growth wouldRead More

The widebody freighter fleet — part IV

The widebody freighter fleet — part IV

February 10, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our four-part analysis of the worldwide widebody freighter fleet. In the first three parts we looked at the composition of the fleet as it stands at the beginning of 2017, and how it has changed over the last twelve months. You can read Part I here, PartRead More

The widebody freighter fleet — Part III

The widebody freighter fleet — Part III

February 9, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Today, in Part III of our annual widebody freighter fleet analysis, we turn from aircraft to operators. Tomorrow, we will conclude with a look into the future. (You can read Part I here, Part II here, and Part IV here). The chart in Part I shows that the 1,002 widebody freighters inRead More

The widebody freighter fleet – Part II

The widebody freighter fleet – Part II

February 8, 2017 at 9:46 am 0 comments

We began this year’s analysis of the worldwide widebody freighter fleet yesterday, with a look at the composition of the fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis, making particular note of the fact that despite an 18.5% increase in cargo traffic over the last five years, the total number of freighters inRead More

The widebody freighter fleet: The more things change…

The widebody freighter fleet: The more things change…

February 7, 2017 at 10:09 am 0 comments

Today we begin our annual review of the widebody freighter fleet with some general observations on fleet growth, and a look at the fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis. In the days ahead will continue with an examination of how the composition of the fleet is evolving, at carriers that ceasedRead More

Psst, wanna work in China?

Psst, wanna work in China?

September 16, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Well, if you happen to be a pilot, and type-rated on almost any modern aircraft, it might just be time to freshen up your resume! Chinese airlines are facing chronic flight crew shortages, and although the problem is not unique to China, the scale of the shortage is unparalleled anywhereRead More

The A350 brings yet more belly capacity

The A350 brings yet more belly capacity

September 13, 2016 at 10:34 am 0 comments

Last year, when the first A350-900 entered service with Qatar Airways, it received attention for the contributions the aircraft would make to the passenger experience. Comfort aside, however, Qatar Airways’ Chief Officer Cargo Uli Ogiermann tells Cargo Facts the A350 is fitting in well on his side of the company.Read More

Top cargo carriers change their strategies

Top cargo carriers change their strategies

July 21, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

The top three international cargo carriers in 2015 were Emirates, Cathay Pacific, and Lufthansa. One might expect, given that all three have been at, or near, the top of the rankings for many years, that their approach to the business would be stable. Your business model has made you anRead More