Crisis? What crisis?

It almost seems like there are two Luxembourg-based all-cargo carriers called Cargolux. For two years, the aviation media have been full of news about the Cargolux that was (or soon would be) in deep trouble. Bad strategic decisions, poor choice in the sale of a 35% share of the company, senior executives jumping ship, management at war with […]

More freighters for AirBridge

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) will take two more freighters into its fleet this year – and has said it is considering a further two. Speaking to Cargo Facts’ European editor Alex Lennane, ABC’s Executive President Denis Ilin said that one 747-400ERF, formerly oper­ated by KLM/Martinair Cargo (35233), was completing test flights in Amsterdam in early January in anticipation […]

Mystery freighter

Almost three years after it was parked, one of the former Jade Cargo 747-400ERFs looks like it may fly again. But for whom? In December 2011 Jade Cargo International, a joint venture of Air China and Lufthansa, ceased operation and grounded all six of its 747-400ERFs. These were relatively new aircraft, and despite the difficult […]

KLM Cargo 744ERF at Hong Kong

Wings flexing as it passes the tower at Hong Kong International Airport, KLM Cargo is Amsterdam bound on this gray day at Chek Lap Kok. PH-CKC (msn: 33696) is one of KLM Cargo’s four 747-400ERFs, though these aircraft are actually operated by Martinair, which is also part of the Air France-KLM group. Air France and […]
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