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November was cruel to Europe’s Big Three

November was cruel to Europe’s Big Three

December 9, 2015 at 10:07 am 0 comments

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

What next for Lufthansa Cargo?

What next for Lufthansa Cargo?

December 7, 2015 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Lufthansa Cargo, once considered the Gold Standard for combination carriers, has faced increasing challenges in the last decade. In a wide-ranging interview in German financial daily Handelsblatt, cargo boss Peter Gerber talked about both the current situation and Lufthansa Cargo’s plans for the future. Some of the challenges have beenRead More

Qatar’s grand plan for cargo

Qatar’s grand plan for cargo

November 19, 2015 at 9:17 am 0 comments

The air cargo press was rounded up last month and sent to Doha, to see a shiny new US$1 billion cargo terminal and talk to Qatar Airways. Unusually (but then there is nothing “usual” about Akbar Al Baker) the airline’s CEO was the main speaker at the press conference, a spotRead More

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

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

November 5, 2015 at 10:31 am 0 comments

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

How to build an airplane in 3 minutes

How to build an airplane in 3 minutes

September 25, 2015 at 9:40 am 0 comments

As usual on a Friday, we have a video for you. Not cargo-related this time, but interesting for anyone who is any kind of aviation geek (which probably includes most of us). This is a time-lapse video showing the production of a 747-8 Intercontinental for Lufthansa.

Top Fifty Cargo Carriers in 2014

Top Fifty Cargo Carriers in 2014

August 17, 2015 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Today we begin a two-part analysis of the top cargo carriers in 2014. We will continue tomorrow, when we examine some interesting trends that emerge when we dig a little deeper into the data. After years of steadily rising through the ranks, Emirates became the world’s top international cargo carrier in 2013,Read More

EU carriers continue to struggle

EU carriers continue to struggle

August 3, 2015 at 10:50 am 0 comments

In the European Union, just four airline groups – Air France-KLM, Cargolux, IAG, and Lufthansa – carry almost 90% of the cargo flown by EU-based carriers. Historically, these have been some of the most respected and successful airlines in the world, but history doesn’t stand still, and all of theseRead More

All-cargo vs combination carriers

All-cargo vs combination carriers

July 15, 2015 at 10:17 am 0 comments

Europe’s combination carriers are having a miserable summer. While the difficulties at AF-KLM – which announced that it was to cut frequencies and routes and reconsider its aircraft orders while bringing forward cost-cutting plans – have been well-documented, airline sources say the market is hard for all the legacy carriers.Read More