Aircargo conference,Las Vegas

Our first time participation in air cargo conference held in Las Vegas,USA from 10th to 12th march 2013 has been  quite good. Many known companies in air cargo business took interest in our new equipment, the collapsible, full knock-down Unit Load Device that can be collapsed in a few minutes. They appreciated the easy handling, […]

Qatar Airways may acquire three more A330-200 Freighters

Speaking at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Doha, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker said the carrier was considering acquiring three more A330-200Fs this year. Qatar Airways recently took delivery of the first of three A330-200Fs on lease from BOC Aviation, with the second two to follow over the next few weeks. It is also […]

Atlas moves into 777F ownership — and expands its relationship with DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) is known primarily as an aircraft operator. Its Atlas Air subsidiary has long dominated the widebody freighter ACMI market with a fleet of 747 freighters, and over the last few years has also begun operating other carriers’ aircraft (both passenger and freighter) on a CMI basis. Atlas Air also does […]

Saudia’s First 747-8F

A couple of months ago we reported that Saudia Cargo had agreed to purchase two 747-8Fsfrom Boeing. The first of these to break cover in public is seen here returning from an hour long test flight along the Pacific coast over the weekend. This aircraft, wearing a test registration on this day, will become HZ-AI3 […]

What do we know about January air freight traffic?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported year-over-year growth in air freight traffic of 5.0% in January, with international traffic up 4.5% and domestic traffic up 7.5%. This sounds like a solid gain after well over a year of disappointing results, but what does it really tell us? In our view, not much, because the […]

A tale of two cargo carriers

Air France-KLM and International Airlines Group (parent of British Airways and Iberia) operate their cargo businesses in the same market. But in 2012, they achieved dramatically different results. As Air France-KLM’s cargo traffic declined over the last two years, the carrier said its focus was on profitability, not market share. However, its 2012 financial and […]

Stagnation Reigns in the Air Freight Market, New Report Reveals

These are challenging times for the airlines, express companies and freight forwarders that serve the international air freight market, and it appears those challenging times will continue in 2013, according to a new report published today by ACMG. After a remarkable recovery in 2010, global demand for air freight has been stagnant for the 30-month […]

Huge shakeup of Cathay and Air China Cargo fleets

As Cargo Facts has been predicting for several months, Cathay Pacific Airways, Air China, Air China Cargo (in which Cathay is a 49% stakeholder), and Boeing have formalized an agreement that will see a massive shakeup of the two carriers’ fleets. We will update this post as more details become available, but in brief this […]
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