Nanjing aviation project to launch IAI’s 777 P2F program?

Update 14 May: After this article was published, IAI later confirmed it "does not have a contract with anyone regarding a 777 cargo conversion program," but did not elaborate regarding any ongoing discussions with potential partners. After years of evaluating the potential for a passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 777 airframe (see our first mention […]

Despite smaller freighter fleet, Emirates SkyCargo grew in FY19

Even as Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo moved to reduce ACMI-leased 747-400F capacity last year, the carrier’s cargo unit reported growth for its 2018-2019 financial year, which ended 31 March. Cargo revenues rose 5.0% year-over-year, accounting for about 14% of the airline’s total transport revenue. Volumes increased 1.4% to 2.66 million tonnes while cargo yields, meanwhile, were up 2.7%, according to financial results released by the Emirates Group.  After a two-year period of fleet stability that […]

YTO, HNA partner to share capacity, develop specialty services

In April, the parent company of YTO Express signed a cooperation agreement with HNA Modern Logistics that will foremost, give YTO Express access to belly-hold and freighter capacity on the domestic and international networks of HNA-affiliate carriers. The agreement also calls for the joint development of cool-chain transportation solutions across China, and express-oriented construction projects […]

How important is Amazon to the US domestic air freight and express business?

Amazon is big. In 2018, the company’s share of US e-commerce sales reached around 50%. E-commerce itself accounts for about 15% of total US retail spending. But how big is Amazon for the domestic air freight and express business? And has Amazon’s growth come at the detriment for FedEx and UPS? To be clear, Amazon […]

2800+ new freighters to be added in the next 20 years, forecast finds

This is the first of three posts on the future freighter fleet based on the 2019 Freighter Forecast, published by Cargo Facts Consulting. The global freighter fleet will add 2,380 jet freighters and 421 feeder aircraft, according to Cargo Facts Consulting’s latest 20-Year Freighter Forecast. The 2019 Freighter Forecast was released today by Cargo Facts Consulting […]

CFA: Lack of widebodies, slot constraints to limit Asia-Pacific air cargo growth [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held earlier this month in Shanghai, executives from Atlas Air and YTO Express discussed the most pressing bottlenecks to growth of the Asia-Pacific air cargo market and freighter fleet. Although airport slot shortages are certainly an issue, limited widebody freighter capacity could […]
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