Airlink responds to COVID-19 with CARES Initiative

In anticipation of the COVID-19 pandemic spreading to developing countries and vulnerable regions of the world in the months ahead, Airlink unveiled its Coordinated Air Response for Emergency Supplies, or CARES, Initiative. The program aims to provide stimulus in the form of air cargo lift to nonprofit humanitarian and disaster-response organizations providing relief to areas […]

Loss of belly capacity hobbles USPS

Large-scale domestic and international passenger flight reductions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis have created capacity problems for postal providers. With mail accounting for approximately 3% of international freight traffic, the post’s loss might mean new business opportunities for all-cargo and express companies. Due to airline travel restrictions and cancellations, the United States Postal Service is […]

KLM to reactivate two 747 Combis as freighters

Netherlands-based KLM will bring two 747-400 Combis out of their short-lived retirement to serve as freighters between Amsterdam (AMS) and China during the COVID-19 crisis. The carrier has partnered with the Dutch government and the Royal Philips Dutch conglomerate to transport cargo on the aircraft for six to eight weeks, starting April 13. KLM had […]

Amazon Air preparing to expand EU operations

Amazon Air has posted a number of job openings for European aviation professionals and plans to launch gateway operations at Leipzig Airport (LEJ). The establishment of an Amazon Air gateway at LEJ marks the operation’s first expansion outside of the United States. Aircraft emblazoned in Amazon Air livery could soon follow as many industry analysts […]

Vallair looks to sale-leasebacks during COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is providing Luxembourg-based Vallair an opportunity to grow its portfolio of A321s and further its strategy of specializing in freighter-converted narrowbodies. Vallair told Cargo Facts it is actively exploring sale-leaseback deals with A321 operators, with a view to converting the aircraft into freighter configuration at a later stage when conversion slots open. The […]

Pandemic muddles air cargo traffic figures [VIDEO]

“We are not getting a reliable picture of air cargo traffic,” Frederic Horst, managing director of Cargo Facts Consulting, said during an industry webinar convened by Cargo Facts. Wednesday’s webinar was the third in a series of planned Zoom webinars for subscribers to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on cargo traffic. Though some benchmarking services began […]

CFA to discuss freighter leasing in light of COVID-19

The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the freighter aircraft leasing industry will be the central theme during Session 9 of the virtual edition of Cargo Facts Asia later this month. In this session, scheduled for 08:45 a.m. China Standard Time (05:45 p.m. PST/8:45 p.m. EST/ 12:45 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday, April 22, we will […]
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