The first 7 operators of 737 NG freighters

Earlier this week, Atran Airlines, the express carrier subsidiary of Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, announced it successfully added its first 737-800BCF to its AOC (32616, ex-Nok Air), on lease from GECAS. Atran has become the seventh 737 NG operator, since Bedek redelivered the first freighter-converted 737-700 in September 2017. Today, there are three active conversion […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 22, 2019

AeroLogic, Polar Air Cargo seeking to expand codeshareing agreement

Leipzig-based AeroLogic is seeking to co-market capacity on its scheduled 777F flights between Cincinnati (CVG) and Leipzig (LEJ) with New York-based Polar Air Cargo, according to an application filed with the US Department of Transportation earlier this week. The scope of the codesharing request is limited to the single route connecting Germany and the United […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 21, 2019

Asian carrier traffic fell steeply in February

Major carriers based in Asia are reporting steep declines in cargo demand for the month of February, compared to the same month in 2018. Although distortions can be expected when it comes to annual comparisons for the months of January or February due to the timing of the Lunar New Year holiday, this year’s declines […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 20, 2019

Amazon Air to add 737-800BCFs, first freighter spotted in China

A Boeing-converted 737-800BCF (32882, ex-China Southern Airlines) was spotted in China this week sporting an Amazon Air “Prime Air” livery similar to what is customarily associated with what emblazons the e-tailer’s 767F network, a clear indication the operation will soon add a new fleet type. Shortly after photos of the aircraft were leaked to Twitter, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 19, 2019

Far from stellar, Lufthansa Cargo questions if 2019 will be a normal year, or a crisis year

FRANKFURT, Germany – After two stellar years of growth for air freight, increasing trade friction is making Lufthansa Cargo feel more cautious about its outlook for 2019. Long-term, however, the German combination carrier maintains a positive outlook and continues to invest in its freighter fleet and cargo infrastructure. At its annual press conference in Frankfurt […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • March 18, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions mid-February to mid-March

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 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 15, 2019

8 combination carriers where cargo contributes most to revenue

As combination carriers around the world begin reporting their 2018 year-end financial results, the relevant importance of cargo becomes abundantly clear by looking at cargo revenues as a fraction of a carrier’s overall transport revenue. Of the carriers listed on the chart at right, cargo’s share of a carrier’s revenue ranges from 1.9% at Delta […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • March 14, 2019

Speakers from Agility, ANA Cargo, Polar Air Cargo to take part in Cargo Facts Asia

The lineup of air cargo industry visionaries speaking at the Cargo Facts Asia 2019 conference in Shanghai has grown to include Andy Vargoczky, SVP, Sales & Marketing, Asia-Pacific at Agility; Toshiya Tamada, EVP, Global Sales at ANA Cargo; and Kersti Krepp, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Asia-Pacific with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide. Andy Vargoczky heads […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 14, 2019
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