A very good month

November data from many of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports are now available, and the news is almost uniformly good. It will be a couple of weeks before IATA publishes its wider analysis of the month’s results, but based on reports from the key players, as well as anecdotal evidence, it seems likely […]

Air China Cargo’s new 777F

Air China Cargo’s first 777F has returned from the Portland paint shop and is now in pre-delivery testing at Boeing’s Everett Facility. The aircraft (msn:  44678) is the first of eight the carrier will receive through 2015. The new 777s were ordered in March, 2013, as part of a massive re-alignment of the fleets at […]

Delta Air Lines in the express business?

Over the last year there has been much talk by the integrators of customers shifting down from high-speed, high-price products. Next-day instead of overnight. Deferred instead of Next-day. Ground instead of air. Coping with this shift has been the motivation behind FedEx’s much publicized “this is not a restructuring” program. At the Cargo Facts Asia […]

Saudia Cargo goes big

[See update in comment at end of post] How big? Well if the latest rumor is true, Saudia Cargo is going as big as it is possible to go: with two two 747-8 Freighters. Cargo Facts is awaiting confirmation, but we believe the Saudi Arabia-based carrier has agreed to buy two of the 747-8Fs (37562 and […]
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