Post Tagged with: "Cargolux"

One of Emirates' thirteen 777Fs

Fresh flower shipments propel volumes in February

February 14, 2017 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Today on Valentine’s Day, much of the air cargo industry has reason to celebrate. If not for the chalky, sugary, heart-shaped candies with sappy phrases inscribed on them, or for that special loved one, then definitely for the seasonal boost resulting from fresh-cut flower shipments across the globe. In celebration ofRead More

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

Europe’s airports got busier in 2016

January 23, 2017 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Almost unanimously, Europe’s major airports have reason to rejoice as they reflect on their 2016 cargo handles, which on average, were up 6.8% over 2015. Though many of the region’s legacy carriers grew in parallel, increased tonnage at European airports in 2016 was strongly reinforced by the influx of newRead More

The rise of the Cargo Supermarket

The rise of the Cargo Supermarket

October 31, 2016 at 8:44 am 0 comments

At TIACA’s 2016 Air Cargo Forum last week, the exhibition halls were bustling. Many delegates had already made their initial loop around the hall by the time the first panel, “Air Cargo: What lies ahead?” was presented. During the journey round the halls, one could hardly avoid bumping into large standsRead More

747-8 – the state of the program

747-8 – the state of the program

October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am 0 comments

At the end of last week, Cargolux took delivery of a 747-8 Freighter. As we said in Friday’s post on that delivery, the Luxembourg-based carrier had already taken delivery of thirteen of the type, and this one, #14, is the last it will take. Several other carriers have also takenRead More

Cargolux's 14th 747-8F at Boeing's Everett Delivery Center.

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

September 30, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

Yesterday morning, at Boeing’s Everett, WA delivery center, executives from the manufacturer and carrier were on-site to celebrate the arrival of Cargolux’s newest 747-8. It was not really an earth-shaking surprise, given the Luxembourg-based carrier has already taken delivery of thirteen of the type. But this one, #14, is theRead More

Ex-Cargolux CEO, Dirk Reich resurfaces

Ex-Cargolux CEO, Dirk Reich resurfaces

September 20, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Following Dirk Reich’s resignation from Cargolux back in July, it seemed appropriate to assume it would only be a matter of time before he resurfaced, and today it looks like the he has been found. According to an update on the company website, Reich will be assuming the position ofRead More

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

August 17, 2016 at 9:08 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part look at the future of Boeing’s 747 progam. In Part I we looked at the almost-fifty-year history of the 747, and noted Boeing’s warning that unless orders pick up, it is “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” Until recently, Boeing has saidRead More

More changes at AirBridge and Cargolux

More changes at AirBridge and Cargolux

August 1, 2016 at 9:50 am 0 comments

The world’s two biggest all-cargo carriers both announced personnel changes at or near the top – the second time in recent weeks for both. Denis Ilin, the much-respected Executive President of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, resigned. In the last three years he led ABC to the best performance in the air freightRead More