Cargolux studying feasibility of offering ACMI operations?

Last year, Europe’s largest all-cargo operator launched a strategic review of its long-term business strategy. Although the Luxembourg-based carrier has not yet announced any major change of course, Cargolux CEO Richard Forson did shed some light on potential new strategies in an interview with The Loadstar. He said that, while initiatives aimed at increasing efficiency, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 25, 2017

A strong quarter ends Atlas’ “historic” year

2016 was quite a year for Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW). During the year, the company: Acquired Southern Air Holdings, including subsidiary carrier Southern Air, with its five 777Fs and five 737-400Fs, all in CMI operation for DHL, and Signed an agreement with Amazon, under which Atlas agreed to lease twenty 767-300 freighters to Amazon, […]
  • David Harris
  • February 23, 2017

Asiana and Atlas in trans-Pac ACMI agreement

Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines, signed an agreement to ACMI lease a 747-400F from Atlas Air, one of the airline subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW). Atlas will operate the freighter, beginning this month, on trans-Pacific routes connecting South Korea “with several destinations in the US.” Commenting on the […]
  • David Harris
  • February 14, 2017

Air Canada eyes South America-Europe air bridge

Air Canada is about to begin freighter service to Latin America and Europe. Canada-based all-cargo carrier Cargojet is close to finalizing a deal with Air Canada that, initially, would see Cargojet operating 767-300 freighters on an ACMI basis for Air Canada on routes to South America. Later this year, the network will be extended to […]
  • David Harris
  • April 15, 2016

Widebody freighter fleet analysis 2016 – Part V

Today we conclude our annual analysis of the widebody freighter fleet. Over the last month we have examined the evolution of the fleet, charted the entire fleet on a carrier-by-carrier basis, discussed trends that will affect the growth and composition of the fleet in the future, and analyzed the makeup of the fleet by aircraft […]
  • David Harris
  • April 12, 2016

ATSG ups guidance – where does Amazon fit in?

US-based Air Transport Services Group issued guidance for stronger fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 results than it had earlier predicted. At the beginning of this week, the company said it now expected that 2015 EBITDA would be “in a range of $196 – $200 million.” This is up 2.5% over its earlier guidance of $190 – […]
  • David Harris
  • February 11, 2016

Atlas to acquire Southern Air – but it’s all about DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) signed a definitive agreement to acquire Southern Air Holdings, a privately held US company with two airline subsidiaries – Southern Air, and Florida West International Airways – for US$110 million. Atlas said it expected the acquisition to close “in the next few months,” assuming regulatory approval by the US Department […]
  • David Harris
  • January 19, 2016

[EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations in the US domestic market, potentially including the acquisition of at least 20 freighter aircraft, Cargo Facts has learned. Currently, Amazon ships most of its parcels through United Parcel Service, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service. The change to an inhouse […]
  • David Harris
  • December 17, 2015
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