Qatar Airways updates 777F delivery timeline, again hints at A330F disposal

Doha-based Qatar Airways is planning to take delivery of four more 777Fs before the year is over, the company’s CEO, Akbar Al Baker, revealed at a media event in Qatar earlier this week. Without specifically mentioning the A330-200F, of which the carrier currently owns and operates five, Al Baker told The Gulf Times the carrier […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 16, 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

Freighter aircraft transactions through the end of March

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 1, 2019

Sichuan Airlines prepares for launch with A330-200Fs

Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines has selected Brussels as the first international destination to be served by the carrier’s incoming A330-200Fs. Thrice-weekly flights are expected to launch before the end of April, according to Brussels Airport. Cargo Facts reported in May that three BOC Aviation owned A330-200Fs coming off lease with Qatar Airways would likely end up […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 8, 2019

ASL Aviation Holdings acquired by private equity firm, will rapid fleet growth continue?

Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, no stranger to acquisitions, announced its intent to be purchased by private equity firm Star Capital Partnership LLP for an undisclosed amount. In recent years, the ASL Group, which owns or holds stakes in cargo and passenger airlines based in Europe, Africa, and Asia, has grown rapidly by gobbling up complementary […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 13, 2019

Qatar Airways sheds first A330-200F

Yesterday, a Qatar Airways A330-200F (1350) went off-lease from BOC Aviation, and was removed from service. The A330-200F lease is the the first of three agreements between BOC Aviation and Qatar Airways Cargo slated for expiration this year. Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, confirmed to Cargo Facts in May of last year that […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 3, 2019

Production freighter orders in 2018 part II: 777F leads the pack

On Monday, we began this two-part analysis of the production jet freighter market in 2018 with an overview of orders and deliveries, our thoughts on why 2018 was such a big year for orders, and how that might continue – or not – during 2019. Click here to read part I. Today, we conclude it […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 2, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through December

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 28, 2018
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