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Unlike other Western European combination carriers, Lufthansa has maintained its commitment to freighter operation.

Lufthansa rising

May 19, 2015 at 10:44 am 0 comments

April results from many of the world’s major cargo carriers are now available, and today we look at the three big European combination carriers. In recent years, all three have been faced with increased competition from carriers in the Gulf Region, Turkey, and Russia; and each has adopted a different strategyRead More

Differing strategies in Europe

Differing strategies in Europe

May 12, 2015 at 10:53 am 0 comments

The big-three European combination carriers continued to pursue their widely diverging cargo strategies in the first quarter, with – no surprise here – widely diverging results. Historically, all three have had a strong focus on cargo, but all three have seen their cargo traffic fall while the general trend worldwideRead 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

Lufthansa cargo up despite pilot strikes

Lufthansa cargo up despite pilot strikes

December 11, 2014 at 10:56 am 0 comments

It is no secret that Europe has not enjoyed the economic recovery seen elsewhere in the world, but despite the tough economic conditions that have kept its rivals in negative territory, and in the face of continuing strikes by pilots, Lufthansa reported increased cargo traffic in November. Compare the detailsRead More

IAG Cargo and Qatar Airways consider expanding partnership

September 15, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

IAG Cargo and Qatar Airways Cargo signed a block space agreement in May, under which Qatar provides space on five weekly Hong Kong-London 777F flights. Now the two are considering expanding the agreement to cover more routes in Asia. Speaking with Cargo Forwarder Global, Dave Shepherd, Head of Commercial atRead More

What is going on in Europe?

What is going on in Europe?

September 10, 2014 at 10:57 am 0 comments

While all indications are that carriers and airports in the rest of the world will report continuing strong cargo growth for August, Europe’s big three carriers are still appear to be operating in the cargo environment of two years ago. As has been widely reported, Air France-KLM’s cargo operation hasRead More

Belly service updates

August 4, 2014 at 8:50 am 0 comments

Two carriers have announced changes: AA Cargo expands China presence: American Airlines Cargo launched two belly cargo services from Dallas/Forth Worth to Shanghai and Hong Kong in June in an effort to expand its presence in the Asia Pacific region. The daily Hong Kong service, the airline’s first, is operatedRead More

Europe’s big three carriers miss out on June cargo

Europe’s big three carriers miss out on June cargo

July 18, 2014 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Airlines in Asia, the Middle East, and North America are mostly reporting solid year-over-year increases in cargo traffic in June. Likewise, handlers at Asia’s big cargo airports are reporting strong volume growth, as are some of the European airports that have so far reported. But Air France-KLM, Lufthansa, and IAG allRead More