Emirates full-year cargo revenue up 9%

Dubai-based Emirates reported full year 2013/14 profit up 42.5% to US$965 million, as total revenue rose 13.0% to $22.4 billion (of which $21.0 was from airline operations). Operating profit for the year, which ended 31 March, was $1.16 billion. Cargo revenue increased 8.9% over the previous year to $3.07 billion, accounting for 14.6% of total […]

EVA confirms freighter fleet replacement

EVA confirmed its plan to replace 747-400 and MD-11 freighters with 777Fs. Speaking at a ceremony marking the simultaneous delivery of two 777-300ER passenger aircraft last month, EVA Air Chairman Zhang Wei confirmed the carrier’s intent to replace its nine 747-400Fs and three MD-11Fs with 777Fs. Various EVA executives have made similar comments in the […]

Cathay leads the e-freight race

According to IATA’s latest e‑AWB report, Cathay Pacific Airways now operates 46% of its international cargo shipments using e-Airwaybills, well ahead Emirates, which is in second place among the world’s major carriers at 28%. A recent push by Egyptair has lifted its e-AWB penetration to over 50%, but it does not carry anywhere near as […]

FAA issues a new AD affecting Rolls-powered 757s

The US Federal Aviation Administration issued an airworthiness directive (AD) for 757-200s and -300s powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535 series engines (PW2000-powered 757s are not affected). Quoting the FAA: “This AD was prompted by reports of cracking of the forward bulkhead web, web stiffeners, attachment angles, and thermal anti-ice (TAI) spray ring assemblies of the engine […]

The changing freighter fleet

It’s been a busy month for freighter aircraft transactions. Regular visitors to this site will have seen a steady stream of reports chronicling the resurgence in demand for medium widebody freighters. Amerijet International, Cargojet, Star Air, and Uzbekistan Airways have all ordered or acquired freighter-converted 767-300s. And while there have been no recent orders for […]

More info on Amerijet’s US heavyweight freight service

As Cargo Facts has previously reported, US-based Amerijet is developing air hubs at Rickenbacker Airport in Columbus, Ohio (LCK) serving the Eastern US, and Reno/Tahoe International in Nevada (RNO), serving the West. You can click here to read our original story, but the short version is that Amerijet said it planned to feed cargo to […]

Emirates moves freighter operations to DWC

Effective 1 May, Dubai-based Emirates moved its main-deck freight hub from Dubai International (DXB) to the new Dubai World Central (DWC). Dubai International has become one of the world’s busiest airports for both passengers and cargo, and the congestion is only going to increase as it closes first one, then its other runway for repairs […]
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