Post Tagged with: "Lufthansa"

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

Top cargo carriers change their strategies

Top cargo carriers change their strategies

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Strategy July 21, 2016 at 10:44 am

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

FedEx & Emirates top the cargo rankings in 2015

FedEx & Emirates top the cargo rankings in 2015

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Express, News, Traffic July 11, 2016 at 10:37 am

After years of steadily rising through the ranks, Emirates became the world’s top international cargo carrier in 2013, and that dominance has grown in the two years since. The full rankings of the top fifty carriers, including international, domestic, and total traffic, are shown in the chart at the bottomRead More

Up to 800 jobs to go at Lufthansa Cargo

Up to 800 jobs to go at Lufthansa Cargo

Carriers, Earnings, News, Strategy, Traffic June 10, 2016 at 10:29 am

On the cover of its first-quarter report, the Lufthansa Group lists five key points concerning the company’s performance. Four of them are positive. And then there is this: ”All operating segments except for Lufthansa Cargo are developing in line with forecasts.” Perhaps, with a clue as blatant as that, andRead More

Lufthansa & Cathay

Lufthansa & Cathay

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Photos+Videos, Strategy, Traffic May 13, 2016 at 10:35 am

To follow up on yesterday’s post about the new Lufthansa/Cathay Pacific cargo partnership, we offer some fleet and traffic details, and (it is Friday) some videos featuring the two airlines. Starting with the fleets: Both Lufthansa and Cathay operate large fleets of widebody passenger aircraft, with significant (and growing) belly capacity. LufthansaRead More

A partnership of giants

A partnership of giants

Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy May 12, 2016 at 10:07 am

Two of the world’s top three international cargo carriers have joined forces. Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific rank second and third, respectively, among all airlines in international cargo traffic, trailing only Emirates. So their formation of a joint network to connect Hong Kong to Europe, as announced today, is an interesting move. Regarding theRead More