July 2019 airfreight demand: summer slump persists

As airports and carriers begin to report their July 2019 cargo traffic results, airfreight demand – unsurprisingly – continues to respond negatively to increasing trade friction on the trans-Pacific trade lane, and elsewhere. Carriers from all regions almost unanimously reported moderate year-over-year declines. There is little change from June 2019, for which IATA reported a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2019

Flexport unveils livery for dedicated 747F

A 747-400F (36135) has just been painted in Flexport’s colors and will be entering service for the forwarder’s own-controlled airfreight operation on Aug. 25, flying from Chicago (ORD) to Hong Kong (HKG), Flexport confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 005103]. Unit 36135 is one of the three 747-400Fs recently reactivated by Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), having been […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 22, 2019

21 Air nabs Aeromexico ACMI contract from ABX Air

Beginning in Q419, U.S.-based cargo specialist carrier 21 Air will begin providing lift for Aeroméxico Cargo on an ACMI basis using its fleet of 767-200BDSFs. Based on the planned routes, 21 Air appears to be taking over flying that is currently handled by ATSG-affiliate ABX Air. At present, ABX Air operates a 767-200BDSF (22785) in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 21, 2019

Air France completes D-check on 777F

Air France has completed a scheduled D-check on one of its 777Fs (32966). The aircraft is expected to reenter service this weekend and is scheduled to fly to Chicago (ORD), according to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo. Unit 32966 entered Air France’s MRO facility in Orly (ORY) on 21 July, having been in service for […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 21, 2019

China Cargo signs 747F MRO contract with LHT

Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines has signed a five-year MRO contract with Lufthansa Technik (LHT). According to a post on social media, this is the company’s first major contract with China Cargo and covers the carrier’s three 747-400Fs. The contract is for LHT’s Total Component Support service, which includes component overhaul and engineering services, and allows the […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 21, 2019

LATAM inducts third 767 for conversion into BCF

LATAM Cargo has inducted what will be its third 767-300BCF for conversion at the ST Engineering Aerospace facility in Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG), Boeing and LATAM both confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 005096]. The aircraft (34629) is the final outstanding BCF LATAM currently has on order with Boeing. Unit 34629 was delivered to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 20, 2019

Air Incheon ends 767F ops

Earlier this week Seoul-based Air Incheon returned its sole 767-300BDSF (25202) to lessor ATSG West Leasing (a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group) [FAT 005102]. The carrier plans to continue operating a single 737-400SF and expects no further fleet changes in the near future, Cargo Facts has learned. When Air Incheon added the 767-300BDSF in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 20, 2019

CAM acquires three ANA 767 freighters

Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), Air Transport Services Group’s (ATSG) leasing subsidiary, has acquired three 767 freighters from Japanese carrier ANA Cargo [FAT 005097-005099]. While ATSG mentioned during its Q2 earnings call earlier this month that it had acquired three 767s from ANA without specifying the variant, ANA Cargo has now confirmed to Cargo Facts that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 19, 2019
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