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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

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

The “forwarder’s airline” returns to its roots

July 15, 2016 at 10:33 am 0 comments

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

June 30, 2016 at 9:47 am 0 comments

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

June 17, 2016 at 10:30 am 0 comments

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

A third hub for Cargolux?

A third hub for Cargolux?

June 15, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – Speaking at the Air Cargo China event in Shanghai today, Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich hinted that his airline might move from its current dual-hub strategy to a triple-hub strategy, with the third hub located somewhere in the US. Two years ago, when Luxembourg-based Cargolux added a second hubRead More

How far can you go from Qatar?

How far can you go from Qatar?

June 14, 2016 at 10:54 am 0 comments

What is the farthest point on the globe from Doha? If our map-reading is correct, the most distant point from Qatar Airways hub in Doha is somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, between South America and Australia – right where the airline says it intends to expand its cargo operations.Read More

747-400F at Hahn Airport (HHN)

Where’s the beef?

June 7, 2016 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Where’s the beef? Not on the tables of hungry Chinese diners – or at least not often enough nor in sufficient quantity. At least that seems to be the conclusion drawn by Shanghai Yiqian Trading, the Chinese company that is buying Germany’s Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN). According to company ChairmanRead More