CFA: Air cargo trade lanes can adapt to a trade war [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from Agility and China Southern Airlines discussed the impact of the United States-China trade war on the Asia-Pacific air cargo market. According to panelists, while trade flows have shifted in the region as a result of […]

CFA: Steeper engine costs are the reality for 737 NG conversions [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from AEI and Boeing discussed some of the factors contributing to steeper conversion costs for 737 NG conversions, compared to 737-300s and -400s. According to panelists, the main contributor to steeper costs is engines. “The NG […]

CFA: Alibaba planning additional charter flights to accommodate growth [VIDEO]

Last month at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai, Terry Xie, Head of Global Linehaul & Planning, Cainiao, told conference delegates that the smart logistics platform expects that as cross-border e-commerce volumes grow, it will rely on an increasing number of charter flights to meet demand. “When we try to plan our network globally, there are […]

CFA: Steeper engine costs are the reality for 737 NG conversions [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from AEI and Boeing discussed some of the factors contributing to steeper conversion costs for 737 NG conversions, compared to 737-300s and -400s. According to panelists, the main contributor to steeper costs is engines. “The NG […]

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 […]

Resurgence seen in 737-300 P-to-F conversions

This week, a 737-300QC (28054, ex-Mistral Air) was ferried to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO), where it was inducted for conversion to full-freighter configuration at the COOPESA facility by PEMCO. In the coming months, carriers in Latin America and Asia are planning to add more of the 737-300F fleet type. The -300QC induction follows a […]

CFA: Steeper engine costs are the reality for 737 NG conversions [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia symposium held last month in Shanghai, executives from AEI and Boeing discussed some of the factors contributing to steeper conversion costs for 737 NG conversions, compared to 737-300s and -400s. According to panelists, the main contributor to steeper costs is engines. “The NG […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 14, 2019

CargoLogic Germany adds another freighter, but no AOC yet

Despite not yet having received an Air Operator’s Certificate from the German civil aviation authority Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, startup carrier CargoLogic Germany continues to add to its freighter fleet. Last week, the Volga-Dnepr Group’s newest affiliate added a second 737-400SF (27673, ex-NewGen Airways) to its fleet, on lease from Vx Capital, the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 004883].   On 10 May, the aircraft was ferried […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 14, 2019

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 13, 2019

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 13, 2019

Despite future focus on 777Fs, Turkish Cargo continues to refine A330-200F network

Although Istanbul-based Turkish Cargo is investing heavily in the 777F platform for future growth, it remains as one of the few combination carriers operating A330-200Fs in large numbers. This week, Turkish Cargo added a Porto (OPO) stop to a weekly flight previously operating as a round-trip service between Istanbul (IST) and Madrid (MAD) on Sundays. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2019

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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2019

CFA: Alibaba planning additional charter flights to accommodate growth [VIDEO]

Last month at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai, Terry Xie, Head of Global Linehaul & Planning, Cainiao, told conference delegates that the smart logistics platform expects that as cross-border e-commerce volumes grow, it will rely on an increasing number of charter flights to meet demand. “When we try to plan our network globally, there are […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2019

ATSG adds UPS as new dry lease customer, reports strong 1Q19

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) today released its first-quarter results for the period ending 31 March, reporting customer revenues up 71% y-o-y for the quarter to $348.2 million on increased ACMI flying. Net earnings, meanwhile, were up a solid 35% to $22.7 million. Robust demand from existing customers such as Amazon and DHL, as well […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2019
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