Post Tagged with: "Emirates"

Emirates to end 747 freighter operations

Emirates to end 747 freighter operations

March 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

Dubai-based Emirates has ACMI-leased two 747-400ERFs (35325 and 35236) for almost ten years, first from TNT Airways, and now from ASL Airlines Belgium, which acquired TNT Airways when FedEx acquired TNT. But Emirates has confirmed that it will end this arrangement and, from the beginning of 2018, its freighter fleetRead More

Emirates still continues to operate 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

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

February 9, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. InRead More

What next for Emirates — Video

What next for Emirates — Video

January 6, 2017 at 10:26 am 0 comments

It will be some time before all the cargo moved by air in 2016 is tallied, but when the numbers are finally published, it is likely that Emirates will, once again, be the world’s top international cargo carrier. The airline’s rise from a pair of airlines leased from nearby Pakistan aRead More

Qatar targets Americas for expansion

December 20, 2016 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Qatar Airways Cargo will begin serving four new destinations with its 777Fs, beginning in February 2017. New destinations in South America include Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Quito. The twice-weekly flights from the carrier’s Doha hub reach the South American cities via Luxembourg. On the return leg, the freighters willRead More

Emirates still continues to operate thirteen 777Fs

SkyCargo hits the brakes as other carriers go full-throttle

November 14, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

SkyCargo, the cargo arm of Dubai-based Emirates, reported cargo volume flat y-o-y, at 1.3 million tonnes in the first half (ended 30 September) of its current fiscal year. Volume was not the only disappointment for the carrier, with net profit in the half down 75% to US$214 million, as revenueRead More

China’s startups that never start

China’s startups that never start

October 20, 2016 at 10:49 am 0 comments

By now the airfreight industry is well-aware of the proclivity of Chinese consumers to flock to online platforms to purchase goods – whether they be household items, or imported luxury goods. With skyrocketing demand for fast and reliable delivery, domestic express carriers in turn have been adding capacity as rapidly asRead 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