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Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

April 19, 2017 at 9:55 am 0 comments

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3% over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 4.3% to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more thanRead More

Qatar Airways takes 10% stake in LATAM

December 28, 2016 at 10:02 am 0 comments

On 28 December, Qatar Airways, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Qatar Airways Investments, completed the acquisition of 10% of Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, reaching a total of almost 61 million shares at a price of US$10 per share. The two carriers already cooperate as members of the oneworld alliance, and whetherRead More

Qatar targets Americas for expansion

December 20, 2016 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Qatar Airways Cargo will begin serving four new destinations with its 777Fs, beginning in February 2017. New destinations in South America include Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Quito. The twice-weekly flights from the carrier’s Doha hub reach the South American cities via Luxembourg. On the return leg, the freighters willRead More

How far can you go from Qatar?

How far can you go from Qatar?

June 14, 2016 at 10:54 am 0 comments

What is the farthest point on the globe from Doha? If our map-reading is correct, the most distant point from Qatar Airways hub in Doha is somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, between South America and Australia – right where the airline says it intends to expand its cargo operations.Read More

Strong cargo growth at Emirates

Strong cargo growth at Emirates

May 23, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

United Arab Emirates-based carrier Emirates reported net profit up 56% to a record US$1.9 billion in its recently completed 2015/16 fiscal year, with a strong contribution from cargo operations. As has been the case with many airlines in a year of falling fuel surcharges, cargo revenue declined (down 9% to US$Read More

The freighter fleet moves east

The freighter fleet moves east

July 20, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Recent headlines have been full of “the death of freighters,” with the diminishing fleet of Air France-KLM and the eliminated fleet of IAG pointed out as  examples of how the big cargo players are exiting the main-deck freight business. So, belly cargo is the future, right? Not so fast! LastRead More

Nine 777F orders on Paris Day One

Nine 777F orders on Paris Day One

June 15, 2015 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Let the games begin! Day One of the Paris Air Show, and aircraft orders are pouring in. By the end of the day, thirteen airlines, five lessors, and one government had signed firm orders or letters of intent to purchase 407 commercial jets, regional jets, and turboprops. Of interest toRead More

Be careful what you wish for

Be careful what you wish for

May 21, 2015 at 10:55 am 0 comments

According to a report in Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad, Netherlands Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment Wilma Mansveld confirmed that her government had frozen landing rights for the big three Gulf Region carriers at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport The move comes in response to complaints by European airlines (including troubled Franco-DutchRead More