Cargolux studying feasibility of offering ACMI operations?

Last year, Europe’s largest all-cargo operator launched a strategic review of its long-term business strategy. Although the Luxembourg-based carrier has not yet announced any major change of course, Cargolux CEO Richard Forson did shed some light on potential new strategies in an interview with The Loadstar. He said that, while initiatives aimed at increasing efficiency, […]

ATSG looks ahead

In a presentation delivered at the Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Transportation & Logistics Conference, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) Chief Executive Officer Joe Hete and Chief Commercial Officer Rich Corrado painted a picture of where the company is now, and also provided some information about near-term plans and a glimpse of some future possibilities. ATSG […]

YTO’s rapid expansion prompts order for three 737-300P2F conversions

Almost exactly one year ago, Hangzhou-based YTO Express Airlines announced an order for ten Boeing 737-800BCFs (Boeing Converted Freighters), with options for an additional ten. This week, the carrier went public with a separate order for three 737-300 freighter conversions with PEMCO World Air Services. YTO’s new purchase commitment highlights its thirst for capacity in the […]

Asiana and Atlas in trans-Pac ACMI agreement

Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines, signed an agreement to ACMI lease a 747-400F from Atlas Air, one of the airline subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW). Atlas will operate the freighter, beginning this month, on trans-Pacific routes connecting South Korea “with several destinations in the US.” Commenting on the […]

The widebody freighter fleet: The more things change…

Today we begin our annual review of the widebody freighter fleet with some general observations on fleet growth, and a look at the fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis. In the days ahead will continue with an examination of how the composition of the fleet is evolving, at carriers that ceased operations and carriers that joined […]

Freight trains and freighter aircraft on the old Silk Road

Just five years ago, DB Schenker launched the first China-to-Europe rail freight service, with a single train rolling from Chongqing in west-central China to Duisburg, Germany. Schenker touted the service as cheaper than air and faster than sea, but the launch was met with a certain amount of skepticism in the industry. Changing rail gauges, […]
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