20 more 747-8Fs for AirBridge

The big news from the Paris Air Show today was a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Boeing and Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group covering the addition of twenty 747-8 Freighters to the fleet of AirBridgeCargo Airlines over the next seven years, as well as the addition of Volga-Dnepr’s An-124 heavylift freighter “to the long term logistics support for […]

Paris – Day Two

Orders continued to pour in during the second day of the Paris Air Show, although not quite at the rate we saw on Day One. No freighter orders today, as most of the action centered around narrowbody jets in the 737 and A320 Families. AerCap made the biggest splash, with a firm order for 100 […]

Nine 777F orders on Paris Day One

Let the games begin! Day One of the Paris Air Show, and aircraft orders are pouring in. By the end of the day, thirteen airlines, five lessors, and one government had signed firm orders or letters of intent to purchase 407 commercial jets, regional jets, and turboprops. Of interest to the readers of Cargo Facts, […]

Strategic about-face for Air France Cargo

Five years ago, faced with falling cargo traffic and an operating loss in its cargo division, Air France-KLM made the decision to give up the pursuit of market share, reduce main-deck capacity, and concentrate on yield. Retain the good customers, let the unprofitable business go, and – so said the carrier – profitability would return. […]

ASL rebrands

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group is rebranding its four Europe-based airlines under a new “ASL Airlines” name. Following its acquisition of the Farnair Group last year, ASL owns, controls, or has significant stakes in seven airlines: Air Contractors (Ireland), Europe Airpost (France), Farnair Switzerland, Farnair Hungary, QuikJet (India), K-Mile (Thailand), and Safair (South Africa). As part […]

New all-cargo carrier in China

Ningxia Cargo Airlines received preliminary approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to conduct operations from its base at Yinchuan Hedong Airport (INC) in the Ningxia Autonomous Region, 900 km west of Beijing. Ningxia Cargo, which will be licensed for domestic operation in China, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, has purchased three 737-300Fs (27518, […]

Freighter fleet expansion projected to continue, new forecast finds

Demand for freighter aircraft continues to trend higher, according to an exclusive forecast issued today by Air Cargo Management Group, a leading global consultancy and Cargo Facts‘s parent. According to ACMG’s Freighter Forecast for 2015, the air freight market will need about 125 new freighters per year to meet growth and replacement needs over the […]
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