Stateside 757s for DHL

On August 28, Cargo Facts brought you in-depth coverage of DHL’s ongoing revamp of its U.S. air operations. The sunset landing you see here is one component of that revamp. This 757 is operated by Air Transport International (ATI) on behalf of DHL and operates a scheduled weekday west coast run between Los Angeles, Portland, […]

Cargo handling news

WFS secures cargo contracts at Copenhagen and Malpensa.World Flight Services (WFS) acquired the Copenhagen Airport-based cargo-handling business currently run by Swissport Cargo Services Denmark. After a brief, two-year stint in Copenhagen, Swissport said that losses from the operation led to the decision to exit the Danish market. The company had earlier pulled out of cargo […]

More good news for August

Yesterday we reported that according to IATA, worldwide cargo traffic was up 5.1% y-o-y in August. The good news continues today, with data published by Netherlands-based WorldACD showing worldwide cargo volume growth of 6.6% y-o-y in August. Unlike IATA, which reports cargo traffic (in revenue-tonne kilomters flown by its member airlines), WorldACD gathers cargo volume data […]

Cargo container news

Plenty of news from the container side of the air freight business in recent weeks: CSafe expands production of RKN refrigeration units. Amid strong demand for temperature-controlled ULDs to ship pharmaceuticals and other perishable cargo, CSafe Global added a second production facility for its AcuTemp-brand RKN units. A new 38,000 sq ft factory recently opened […]

IATA reports cargo traffic up 5% in August

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for August 2014, showing an overall 5.1% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth came from a 4.8% increase in international traffic and a 6.6% increase in domestic traffic. For the eight months of 2014, IATA reported total cargo traffic worldwide up 5.1%. […]

Cargo earnings tumble at Qantas

Qantas Freight, the cargo division of Australian flag carrier Qantas, reported freight revenue up 2.1% to US$891 million in its fiscal year ended 30 June 2014. The revenue increase was largely due to “the acquisition and consolidation of Australian air Express,” and that gain was offset by “lower Qantas Freight capacity as a result of […]

Saudia Cargo fleet revamp will hit lessors

Saudia Cargo, the cargo arm of Saudi Arabian flag carrier Saudia, confirmed what Cargo Facts has said since the beginning of this year: that it is the customer for four 777Fs (ordered by the Saudi government, but shown by Boeing as “Unidentified Customer”), which will be delivered between April and December next year. But that […]

Northern Exposure

A long-time user of the 737-200 for its Alaskan operations, Anchorage-based Northern Air Cargo began updating its 737 fleet in 2010 with the first addition of a 737-300 (N360WA – msn: 23553). A second 737-300 (N361NC – msn: 23260), seen here landing at Paine Field, was added in 2012. This freighter formerly operated with TNT […]
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