EgyptAir Cargo plans to add third A330-200P2F in 3Q19

EgyptAir Cargo, which already operates two A330-200P2Fs, is preparing to take redelivery of a third A330-200P2F (610) from EFW in 3Q19.  Beyond the three, the carrier is planning to convert up to four additional A330s currently operating in EgyptAir's passenger fleet. EgyptAir told Cargo Facts that it will ultimately consider adding a total of five […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 10, 2019

FedEx Trims Amazon Ties as Retailer Flexes Delivery Muscles

FedEx Corp. said it wouldn’t renew its U.S. air-delivery contract with Amazon.com Inc., paring a key customer relationship as the largest online retailer deepens its foray into freight transportation. The new focus will be on “serving the broader e-commerce market,” with U.S. package volume from online shopping expected to double by 2026, FedEx said in […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • June 7, 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

New scheduled flights to Zhengzhou suggest a larger project is underway

Scheduled freighter flights will connect Guangzhou Airport (CAN) and Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) beginning in mid-June, and although the operator has not publicly identified itself, Guangzhou-based Longhao Airlines is the only option. In a rapidly developing air cargo market like Central China where airports in Xi’an and Zhengzhou land new scheduled freighter flights almost on a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 6, 2019

Sichuan Airlines postpones launch of freighter operations

Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines plans to put its first A330-200F into commercial service by September, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. Originally, the carrier had planned to launch thrice-weekly flights between Chengdu Airport (CTU) and Brussels Airport (BRU) by the end of April. Even though the carrier has registered its first aircraft (1406, ex-Qatar Airways) on lease […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 6, 2019

MNG and ULS keen to add A330P2Fs

MUNICH – Turkish carriers MNG Airlines and ULS Airlines Cargo are both considering A330P2Fs to renew their Airbus freighter fleets and could introduce at least five of the freighter-converted aircraft to Turkey over the next few years. On the sidelines of Air Cargo Europe 2019, executives from MNG told Cargo Facts the carrier is planning […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 5, 2019

STAR Capital finalizes acquisition of ASL Aviation

European private equity firm STAR Capital completed its acquisition of Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, announced in February of this year. ASL Aviation’s airlines include ASL Airlines Ireland, ASL Airlines Belgium, ASL Airlines France, and ASL Airlines Hungary, and combined, the group operates a total of 130 passenger and freighter aircraft ranging from 747s to ATR […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 5, 2019
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