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

JD.com launches dedicated freighter service through Tianjin Air Cargo partnership

Confirming long-suspected rumors about the next step in its logistics journey, Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com launched 737 freighter service today under its JD Logistics brand, in partnership with HNA Group subsidiary carrier Tianjin Air Cargo. The move represents a major departure for the company, which until now has relied on moving air freight in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 5, 2018

ATSG reports improved income in 3Q, looks to add more 767s

During an earnings call to discuss its third quarter financial results today, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group reported that unexpected delays in deploying three 767 freighters through its leasing arm led to lower-than-expected revenue during the quarter. However, those aircraft are on track for deployment by the end of this year, and ATSG is on […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 2, 2018
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