Etihad’s new 777F service to Singapore highlights future network trajectory

Beginning today, Etihad Cargo (EY) will connect its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub with a weekly 777F flight to Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN). Flights will depart Abu Dhabi every Thursday and will stop in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) on the return. The new service is the latest in a recent string of network tweaks that […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2019

China Airlines launches into freighter fleet modernization with 777F order

Taiwan-based China Airlines (CI) announced today it had inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing that includes an order for three 777Fs and options for three more, as the carrier gets started on a fleet modernization program. Expected delivery dates have yet to be announced, but China Airlines has left open the possibility of supplementing […]
  • Charles Kauffman and Caryn Livingston
  • May 8, 2019

ATSG, DHL renew 767 lease and operating agreements

Last week, ATSG announced it had reached an agreement with DHL to extend dry leases on a total of eleven 767Fs for three more years, through April 2022. Operational agreements for five 767s currently in service with ABX Air – four 767-300BDSFs and one 767-200BDSF – were also extended. The other six 767-200BDSFs involved in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 6, 2019

CFA: Lack of widebodies, slot constraints to limit Asia-Pacific air cargo growth [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held earlier this month in Shanghai, executives from Atlas Air and YTO Express discussed the most pressing bottlenecks to growth of the Asia-Pacific air cargo market and freighter fleet. Although airport slot shortages are certainly an issue, limited widebody freighter capacity could […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 3, 2019

Southern Air begins flying 737-800Fs for Amazon

Atlas Air Worldwide’s subsidiary carrier Southern Air today put two 737-800BCFs into service on a CMI basis for Amazon Air. The two aircraft (32882 and 32611) are among at least five 737-800BCFs that Southern Air will begin flying for Amazon in 2019. Breaking away from a pattern of what appear to be test flights between […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 2, 2019

CFA: China Southern Cargo to outline reform strategy in June

Earlier this month at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai, Zhang Dezhi, VP Cargo for China Southern Airlines, told conference delegates that the reform process was well underway for the cargo unit of China’s largest combination carrier and that a detailed plan would be announced before the quarter’s end. Frustrated with the division’s sluggish growth rates […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 29, 2019

UPS’ growing 747-8F fleet boosts air volumes in Q1

UPS reported first-quarter 2019 net income was down 17.4% year-over-year to $1.11 billion, on revenues that were up slightly (0.3%) at $17.1 billion. Operating profit for the quarter declined 8.3% to $1.39 billion, as the company was hit by forecasted “headwinds” and a series of severe winter storms that impacted the company’s US Domestic segment. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 26, 2019

Startup carrier Connect Cargo preparing to launch [VIDEO]

Brazil-based all-cargo startup Connect Cargo is in the final phases of its Part 121 certification with Brazilian regulator ANAC and is preparing to launch with a pair of PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs following receipt of an AOC. Connect has already ferried two 737-400Fs to Brazil, both on lease from Vallair (27087, ex-Malaysia Airlines and 26605, ex-Japan Transocean […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 25, 2019
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