Another 737 freighter for West Atlantic

Sweden-based West Atlantic acquired a 737-300F (23513, ex-TNT Airways). The carrier tells Cargo Facts the freighter will be used as a maintenance spare/ad-hoc charter aircraft, operated by West Atlantic’s UK-based subsidiary Atlantic Airlines. In addition to a large fleet of ATP turboprop freighters, West Atlantic now has one 737-400F, six 737-300Fs, and three CRJ200Fs, and […]

Western Global acquires another MD-11F

US-based startup all-cargo operator Western Global Airlines acquired another MD-11F (48545, ex-China Cargo Airlines) on lease from Neff Air. Western Global received its Air Operator Certificate in August and has now begun flying, operating an MD-11F (48435) for sister company Nordic Global Airline. It also has a third MD-11 freighter (48415) which, like the other two, […]

More A300-600 P-to-F conversions for Uni-top

China-based Uni-top Airlines now has six A300-600s in P-to-F conversion at the EFW facility in Dresden (DRS), but looks set to add another. Uni-Top currently operates three 747-200Fs from its base in Wuhan, but the carrier says it is in the process of setting up a domestic China feeder operation to support the  international flying. As […]

Veteran Avia, Aerospace One & Rayyan Air blacklisted

The US government added several carriers and associated companies based in the Middle East and Balkan regions to its list of entities accused of activities “contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States.” According to the US government, all of these carriers and companies are owned, operated, or controlled by […]

Saudia Cargo modernizes its freighter fleet

Saudia Cargo returned its last 747-200F (24399) off ACMI lease to Veteran Avia. Saudia still leases one 747-300F from Georgia-based AG Air, but Cargo Facts expects that that freighter, too, will be returned when its lease expires, as part of Saudia’s fleet modernization program. Over the last five years, Saudia has retired or returned to […]

Royal Media acquires Air Cargo World

Royal Media, Cargo Facts‘ publisher and a leading specialized information company, has acquired Air Cargo World from AXIO Data Group, Royal announced today. Air Cargo World began publication in 1942 and today is the leading air cargo industry publication, read by more than 24,000 senior executives on the commercial side of the air cargo industry — at […]

FedEx is off to a strong start in fiscal 2015

FedEx reported net income up 23.9% y-o-y in the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year to $606 million, as total revenue rose 6.0% to $11.68 billion. Operating income for the quarter was up 24.2% to $987 million. The gains were driven by strong operational performance in all three of the company’s reporting segments (Express, […]

At Cargo Facts, 11 of the top 20 carriers in the world

Many of the world’s top cargo carriers will be attending the 20th annual Cargo Facts Symposium next month. Among the carriers already signed up are: AirBridge, Atlas Air, Cargolux, Delta, DHL, Emirates, Etihad, FedEx, LATAM. Lufthansa, and UPS. That according to analysis of registrations released today. The Cargo Facts Symposium will take place Oct. 22-24 in Miami […]
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