Post Tagged with: "Cargolux"

747-8 – the state of the program

747-8 – the state of the program

Aircraft, Carriers, News October 3, 2016 at 9:53 am

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

Aircraft, Capacity & Demand, News, Strategy September 30, 2016 at 10:35 am

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

Asia, Carriers, News September 20, 2016 at 10:53 am

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

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos, Strategy August 17, 2016 at 9:08 am

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

Carriers, News, Strategy August 1, 2016 at 9:50 am

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

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

Cargolux: The Saga Continues

Cargolux: The Saga Continues

Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy June 30, 2016 at 9:47 am

Just when it appeared that Starship Cargolux was on a steady course “to boldly go where no man has gone before” – that is, to go to China and implement a dual hub strategy – there is a new plot twist: President and CEO Dirk Reich is out, and willRead More

Atlas, Qatar, & Cargolux – a video summary of the week’s news

Atlas, Qatar, & Cargolux – a video summary of the week’s news

Aircraft, Carriers, Photos+Videos June 17, 2016 at 10:30 am

This week we have published breaking stories about three of the worlds biggest cargo players. At the Air Cargo China event we covered Cargolux’s new Cargolux China joint venture and hints about a third hub in the US, and Qatar Airways trans-Pacific ambition; while from the US came the story of AtlasRead More