EU antitrust fines resurface

In 2015, EU Courts, “on procedural grounds” threw out fines of US$844 million against a handful of airlines for their alleged participation in a cargo cartel between 2000 – 2006. This week the case is back to haunt airlines, with the European Commission undoing its annulment, and reimposing the fines. During the interim period since the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 17, 2017

Air freight yield recovery on the horizon?

Netherlands-based WorldACD has released its May report on worldwide air cargo demand (measured by chargeable weight), and to no surprise global demand was nearly flat, up 0.5% y-o-y in May (see the chart, below). True, global-trade growth is still less than burgeoning, but there was some indication that yields are beginning to bottom out, and even […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 1, 2016

New Latin Connections for KF Cargo’s DC-10-30Fs

Canada-based KF Cargo put two of its DC-10-30 freighters back into operation with the launch of new services to Bogota, Caracas and Lima via Miami. Both Miami-to-Bogota and Miami-to-Lima via Caracas will operate three times weekly. Economic weakness in South America has begun to alter routing and flight schedules in the region. Cargo Facts has […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 22, 2016

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

30 Years of Cargo Facts: A New Narrowbody Arrives

In March of 1990, Cargo Facts featured this photo of a brand-new Air Canada A320 in our regular Short Segments section. The A320 was still very new in those days, just two years after its first delivery. The A320 project was launched in 1982 and became the first airliner to feature fly-by-wire controls. The very […]
  • David Harris
  • May 11, 2011