Longhao Airlines is the newest 737-400F operator on the block

Guangzhou-based all-cargo carrier Longhao Airlines took redelivery today of its first 737-400F (27916, ex-Japan Transocean Airlines). The PEMCO-converted aircraft redelivery represents the third aircraft the fledgling carrier has imported since the beginning of this year and grows the carrier’s freighter fleet to six units – three of which, not including the 737-400F, are currently active. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 27, 2018

More 777Fs for Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines is ordering three additional 777Fs from Boeing, according to a filing on Turkey’s Borsa Istanbul stock exchange. Delivery of the freighters is expected in September 2019, January 2020, and February 2020. The Istanbul-based carrier last placed an order for three of the freighters in December 2017 and took delivery of the second aircraft […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 26, 2018

SkyTaxi adds first widebody freighter

On 19 November, Wroclaw-based SkyTaxi took delivery of a freighter-converted 767-200F (23021) on lease from Air Transport Services Group’s CAM leasing subsidiary. The freighter was currently operating in the fleet of ATSG’s charter and full-service airline, ABX Air. Not only does the 767F represent a monumental step for SkyTaxi – which currently operates just two […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 21, 2018

Air freight unaffected by trade war in October first look

October looks to be a difficult month for year-over-year air cargo traffic comparisons among the world’s major airports and carriers. A handful of outliers such as Turkish Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Incheon Airport aside, most carriers and airports reporting traffic results for October noted declines, while those that did not decline were mostly flat […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • November 20, 2018

Turkish Airlines, Hong Kong Air Cargo pursue collaboration

Although the terms of a partnership between the two carriers have not been revealed, Hong Kong Airlines’ subsidiary, Hong Kong Air Cargo, is in discussions with Turkish Airlines regarding “a number of key support-related matters, including codeshare on long-haul routes and optimal utilization of aircraft.” In a statement about the collaboration, HNA affiliate Hong Kong […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 12, 2018

NCA reports net loss in 2Q due to freighter grounding

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) reported a US$86.1 million second-quarter loss in net income in its 2018 interim release – an over 250% decrease compared to the same period last year, in which it saw a positive US$55.3 million net income. The loss comes as no surprise after the grounding of NCA’s eleven 747 freighters, which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 9, 2018

4 airlines that could end up with NCA’s 747-400Fs

At least two of Nippon Cargo Airlines’ three idled 747-400 freighters (36133, 36135) were reportedly ferried for storage at Victorville (VCV) this week, lending support to rumors that the all-cargo carrier is now looking to sell or lease out the freighters. In mid-June of this year, NCA was forced to ground its entire eleven-unit 747F […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 8, 2018

Expeditors reports record 3Q profits

US-based forwarder and logistics services provider Expeditors International reported record third quarter profitability, with the highest net revenue and operating income in its history. During this year’s third quarter, net income was up 35.2% year-over-year to $163 million, as net revenue increased 10.4% to $661 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 8.7% to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 7, 2018
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