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Two 777Fs are all that is left of the once-mighty Air France freighter fleet.

Surging trade delivers broad gains to March 2017 cargo traffic

Airports, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

Note — 14 April 2017: This post has been updated to reflect the latest traffic results. Many of the major carriers in Europe and North America, as well as several from Asia, have now reported their March 2017 traffic figures,and  the results are almost universally good. Despite the politically tumultuous 2016Read More

Who is carrying all that European traffic?

Who is carrying all that European traffic?

Capacity & Demand, Express, News, Traffic November 4, 2016 at 10:41 am

According to IATA, cargo traffic flown by carriers based in Europe was up 12.6% year-over-year in September, their biggest gain in many years. This strong performance by European carriers has now been going on for six months. But who is carrying all that cargo? In the past, the answer wouldRead More

Recovery on the horizon at Lufthansa?

Recovery on the horizon at Lufthansa?

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News August 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

After two quarters of falling traffic demand, and a €46 million first half operating loss, more bad news from Lufthansa’s cargo unit would not have been surprising, but July traffic figures are encouraging. As shown in the chart, Lufthansa’s Group cargo traffic was up 1.6% y-o-y — not a huge gain, but aRead More

Troubles continue for Europe’s big three

Troubles continue for Europe’s big three

Earnings, News, Strategy, Traffic August 2, 2016 at 10:55 am

With the publication of its first-half results, Lufthansa issued a warning that, for the first time in many years, its cargo division was likely to post a full-year operating loss. We have come to expect losses at Air France-KLM Cargo, but Lufthansa? Lufthansa’s cargo operation had always seemed proof againstRead More

What is going on in Europe?

What is going on in Europe?

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers April 13, 2016 at 10:46 am

The poet T. S. Elliot famously said “April is the cruelest month.” But for the cargo divisions of the big three European carriers, it is hard to imagine April being any crueler than March. No one would say that 2016 started well for the big three European carriers, but itRead More

European cargo on the upswing?

European cargo on the upswing?

Airports, Carriers, Traffic February 15, 2016 at 10:56 am

The big three Western European carriers have all reported their January cargo results, and all three show improving performance. However, before you break out the Champagne, remember that neither January nor February data can be considered meaningful on their own. The timing of the Lunar New Year holiday in AsiaRead More

November was cruel to Europe’s Big Three

November was cruel to Europe’s Big Three

Traffic December 9, 2015 at 10:07 am

One of the most famous English-language poems of the twentieth century begins: “April is the cruellest month.” Perhaps that was true in 1922 when T.S. Elliot wrote it, but for two of the big three European carriers – Lufthansa and IAG – April 2015 was far less cruel than November. As forRead More

Have Europe’s “Big Three” become the “Little Three”?

Have Europe’s “Big Three” become the “Little Three”?

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic November 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Yesterday, IATA published its summary of worldwide airfreight demand growth in September. That growth was minimal, with cargo traffic up just 1.0% year-over-year, very much in line with underlying growth since the beginning of the 2015. If there was anything in the report to generate optimism for the rest ofRead More