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The freighter fleet moves east

The freighter fleet moves east

July 20, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Recent headlines have been full of “the death of freighters,” with the diminishing fleet of Air France-KLM and the eliminated fleet of IAG pointed out as  examples of how the big cargo players are exiting the main-deck freight business. So, belly cargo is the future, right? Not so fast! LastRead More

Cathay Pacific recently increased freighter flights to Australia on higher demand for perishables.

What next for air freight demand?

April 24, 2015 at 10:39 am 3 comments

The 2015 edition of Cargo Facts Asia took place this week at the Langham Hotel in Hong Kong. A record crowd of senior air cargo executives joined us from all over the world, and over the next few weeks we will pass on some of the highlights of the eventRead More

The ABCs of market share

The ABCs of market share

April 13, 2015 at 10:51 am 0 comments

The big three Western European carriers – Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and IAG – all reported dismal first-quarter cargo results. While there have been some internal issues for those carriers, most observers will be quick to assume that the real problem is an ongoing loss of market share to airlines basedRead More

A record year for AirBridge

A record year for AirBridge

January 30, 2015 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled-service subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, reported 2014 cargo volume up 17.6% over 2013 to 401,000 tonnes. While volume growth in prior years was not as high as the 17.6% seen in 2014, AirBridge nonetheless has achieved compound annual volume growth of 11% over the past five yearsRead More

Let’s fly to Milan

Let’s fly to Milan

January 16, 2015 at 10:46 am 0 comments

Readily available fifth freedom rights have made Milan the hottest spot on the globe for freighter operators. Two months ago, the government of Italy announced that, in an effort to boost the country’s economy, “the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and InternationalRead More

The second domino falls!

The second domino falls!

January 14, 2015 at 10:26 am 1 comment

On 12 January, Qatar Airways Cargo announced to its customers that it would abandon base-rate-plus-surcharges pricing, and move to an all-in rate structure. On New Years Eve, when Emirates announced its move to an all-in rate for cargo, the sentiment in the forwarding and shipping community was “about time!” ButRead More

Aviation fuels Dubai’s GDP

Aviation fuels Dubai’s GDP

January 6, 2015 at 8:33 pm 0 comments

Emirates, Dubai Airports, and other aviation-related businesses contributed $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, accounting for nearly 27% of Dubai’s GDP in 2013, according to a study conducted by Oxford Economics. The report, “Quantifying the Economic Impact of Aviation in Dubai,” also found that the aviation industry providesRead More

Emirates Skycargo moves to all-in pricing

Emirates Skycargo moves to all-in pricing

January 6, 2015 at 10:55 am 0 comments

Skycargo, the cargo arm of Dubai-based Emirates, is reportedly in the process of introducing a new, all-in pricing structure that would eliminate the present setup of a base rate plus surcharges for fuel and security, according to a report in Cargoforwarder Global. The new pricing is said to also, occasionally,Read More