South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016, compared to 2015, as total tonnage reached 3.78 million tonnes. The country’s two big carriers, Korean Air and Asiana, both operate significant freighter fleets. Korean Air accelerated its freighter fleet renewal efforts in 2016. In the last twelve months, Korean hasRead More
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With no earthshaking news breaking in the air cargo world today, we thought it a good time to post a couple of videos. We start with one that shows, from a pilot’s perspective, that getting a big freighter into the air is mostly about waiting. This is one of the AirRead More
Ten years ago, in November 2005, Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) placed launch orders for ten and eight 747-8Fs, respectively. They were both well-established all-cargo carriers with significant 747-400F fleets, and both had been operators of the 747-200F. So it was not surprising that they would be first inRead More
Eight South Korean airlines are reported to have signed an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT) to only operate aircraft of twenty years or younger. At present, three of the eight carriers, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Air Incheon, operate a total of twelve aircraftRead More
Korean Air (KAL) placed a firm order with Boeing for five 777Fs. The order continues Korean’s fleet modernization that began several years ago with orders for a total of seven 747-8Fs and five 777Fs. Of these earlier orders, Korean has taken delivery of five of the 747-8Fs and four ofRead More
Plenty of news from the container side of the air freight business in recent weeks: CSafe expands production of RKN refrigeration units. Amid strong demand for temperature-controlled ULDs to ship pharmaceuticals and other perishable cargo, CSafe Global added a second production facility for its AcuTemp-brand RKN units. A new 38,000Read More
Accompanying the many VIPs and Executives from Korean Air at the ceremony were two flight crews, who today (Feb. 7) will fly the two aircraft to Soeul for eventual dispatching into revenue service. Here, the crews pose with several executives including CEO Y.H. Cho (standing row, center). Photographer: Alex Kwanten