CargoLogic Germany closer to putting 737-400Fs into service following NCC approval

After receiving preliminary approval from European authorities to begin route-proving 737-400F flights, Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) anticipates receiving an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) and taking redelivery of its third 737-400SF in a matter of months. As Cargo Facts had expected, the carrier’s third aircraft (25775) was already redelivered to fellow Volga-Dnepr Group affiliate carrier […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 21, 2019

NCA’s 747F fleet to be fully operational ahead of peak season

Following a maintenance check in Taiwan, a Nippon Cargo Airlines 747-400F (36135) will be returned to commercial service, to be operated on a CMI basis by Atlas Air. A fifth 747-400F (36133) is not far behind, and NCA tells Cargo Facts that once the two 747-400Fs are back in service, which will occur ahead of […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 11, 2019

Air France-KLM to retire 747 combis by 2021, freighters to remain

Air France-KLM will withdraw from service the remainder of its 747 passenger and combi fleet, comprising five 747-400Ms and five 747-400s, by 2021, the carrier recently announced. No immediate changes, meanwhile, are planned for the group’s six-strong freighter fleet.  A formal retirement schedule for the 747s will ultimately depend on the rate at which the group’s backlog of […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 7, 2019

YTO to launch China-Malaysia ops for Cainiao next month

YTO Cargo Airlines said it will launch a service between Changsha (CSX) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on behalf of Chinese e-giant Alibaba’s logistics arm, Cainiao, in July. In the second half of the year, YTO Cargo Airlines will also seek to expand its network to Pakistan, while increasing frequencies to Saigon (SGN) and Manila (MNL). […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 7, 2019

DHL confirms incoming 777Fs to gradually replace 747-400Fs

DHL Express confirmed today it plans to gradually phase-out older 747-400Fs as it takes delivery of new-build 777Fs. Earlier this month, Boeing delivered the first of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777Fs that were part of an order announced last year at the Farnborough Airshow [FATs 004505–4525]. Cargo Facts estimated that a total […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 28, 2019

Does Amazon really matter to intra-European express, postal, courier and ground transport?

A Google News search today of the term “Amazon” yields 566,000 hits. Indeed, the online retailing behemoth is seemingly everywhere, dominating discussions in the airfreight market, but just how important is Amazon to the intra-European freight market? The answer will surprise you. Recently, we took a brief look at the importance of Amazon for the […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • May 24, 2019

China and EU sign bilateral aviation agreements

This week, the European Union and China signed bilateral agreements on civil aviation safety and a “horizontal aviation agreement,” allowing EU airlines to fly to China from any EU Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. The agreements are expected to expand cooperation between China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 24, 2019

Conversions to account for two thirds of new freighter additions

This is the third of three posts on the future freighter fleet based on the 2019 Freighter Forecast, published by Cargo Facts Consulting. The first focused on the key numbers of the forecast and last week’s post on the aircraft types that are likely to dominate each freighter segment. This week’s post looks at conversions […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • May 22, 2019
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