E-commerce to drive peak season into January?

On 9 December, a Kalitta Airlines 747-400F (25868) arrived at Wuhan’s Tianhe Airport (WUH), the first flight of a new thrice-weekly service between Chicago (ORD) and the airport in central China. The flights are being organized by China-based forwarder, Apex Logistics. Onboard the first flight were some of the hottest-selling cross-border commodities on e-commerce platforms: […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 11, 2017

5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 8, 2017

Rapidly-growing Turkish Airlines adds maiden 777F

Earlier today at its global hub in Istanbul, Turkish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first of two 777Fs (60403) it has on order with Boeing. The 777F arrived in Turkey last week after being ferried from Everett’s Paine Field, and was immediately placed into service to Turkish’s subcarrier, Turkish Cargo, in support of its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 7, 2017

Freighter aircraft transactions (through 1 December 2017)

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 6, 2017

Peak season air freight rates, how high will they go?

Air freight rates on major east-west routes fluctuate month-to-month, and for the year 2017 reached their highest levels yet in October. After a pronounced slide following the end of 2016’s peak, rates were relatively stable until September, when prices began picking up ahead of peak season. Although aggregate data is not yet available for November, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 6, 2017

Has the current traffic growth cycle peaked?

Last month we predicted that when worldwide data were available for October, we would see a year-over-year increase in air freight demand within mid-single digits. Both WorldACD and IATA have published their October analyses and, as you can see in the charts at right, demand growth was in line with our expectations, with IATA reporting […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 5, 2017

伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团计划建立全新货运航空公司

总部位于俄罗斯的伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团(VDG)计划在德国莱比锡建立一个新的货运航空公司,新组机队预计包括十二架AN-124货机。伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团的商务经理Slava Shakhov,在本周举办的“军事空运及空中加油会议”上对《空运通讯》透露,其正在计划对十二架AN-124中的“至少三架”进行大修。预计在2018年底,这些经过彻底修整的货机将会被制定派遣至新场所,为总部位于莱比锡的新航空公司服役。Shakhov表示,该航空公司名称以及投运的时间框架目前尚未确定,预计在2018年初,将会推出更为详细的相关情况。 此外,Shakhov还表示,伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团正在市场上积极寻求三架波音737-800改造货机,并准备用于商业用途。预计,这些货机拟将由伏尔加 – 第聂伯集团下属的子公司Atran航空来运营。目前,Atran航空的机队包括了三架波音737-400货机。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 4, 2017

EFW的A330-300P2F获得EASA认证

EFW,这家由新科宇航与空中客车共同组建的提供航空服务及货机改造的合资公司,从欧洲航空安全局(EASA)获得了A330-300的客机改造货机的补充型号认证(STC)。 首家客户DHL快递,将很快签收首架经过合格认证的飞机。其后,DHL快递会将该架飞机转交ASL爱尔兰航空并由其提供航空运营服务。这也是DHL向EFW订购的八架A330-300货机改造订单中的首架飞机。 如果您对空客家族的A330、A320 / A321的货机改造业务对于航空货运行业带来的影响感兴趣,敬请参加明年4月23日-25日,在上海举办的“亚洲货运会议(Cargo Facts Asia)”,这将会是一个重要的讨论议题。 欲了解更多会议信息或注册信息,请访问CargoFactsAsia.com。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 4, 2017
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