End of the line for World Airways

US-based carrier World Airways operated its last flight on 27 March. The carrier, which was in its 65th year, operated both passenger and freighter aircraft. Although it had conducted both ACMI and commercial charter operations, it main business was flying on behalf of the US Military. With the US winding down its military involvement in […]

Musical chairs for all-cargo execs

When Robert van de Weg and Peter van de Pas resigned from their senior positions at Cargolux over disagreement with the Board’s decision to sell a 35% stake in the carrier to China-based HNCA, the air freight world was immediately awash in speculation about their respective futures. These were two of the most knowledgeable and […]

Farnair takes 45% stake in Thailand’s K-Mile Air

Switzerland-based Farnair acquired the 45% stake in Thailandbased K-Mile Air formerly held by Malaysia’s Transmile Group. As part of the agreement, Farnair will place a 737-400F (28492, recently redelivered to Farnair by Aeronautical Engineers Inc) with K-Mile, replacing the carrier’s single 727-200F (22080),which it recently parked. Farnair has long been a turboprop freighter operator, but last year ordered four 737-400 passengerto-freighter […]

Cargo leads AA integration

LOS ANGELES — American Airlines has designated its cargo unit to lead its brand and operational integration with US Airways. “We expect to be on a single air waybill well before the FAA approves our Single Operating Certificate,” said Robert D. Isom Jr., COO of American Airlines, at the IATA World Cargo Symposium this week. […]

DHL & Southern Air enter 737 freighter agreement

US-based Southern Air will soon take redelivery of the first of five freighter-converted 737-400Fs which it will operate on a CMI basis for DHL Express. The passenger-to-freighter conversions will be done by Aeronautical Engineers Inc., and the first of the five 737-400Fs will enter service by the end of this month. DHL and Southern say […]

Cargolux orders another 747-8F

As Cargo Facts predicted, Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux placed an order for an additional 747-8 Freighter from Boeing, bringing its total order for the type to fourteen, of which nine have so far been delivered. This is an interesting move, to say the least, and can be seen in two different ways… On one hand, […]

Just when you though it couldn’t get worse at Cargolux…

When Robert van de Weg resigned last week from his position as Senior VP Sales & Marketing and Member of the Executive Committee at Cargolux, it seemed that everything that could go wrong at carrier had gone wrong.  (You can read our account of his resignation and its impact here.)  With Mr. van de Weg’s resignation, […]
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