The first A350 freighters?

Finnair is modifying two passenger A350-900s to increase the aircraft’s ability to exclusively carry cargo during the COVID-19 crisis. Still a far cry from a yet-to-be-launched factory-built A350F in terms of operational characteristics, the reconfigured aircraft will soon carry cargo on the main deck. The airline confirmed to Cargo Facts that, while it is considering […]

Air Canada converts aircraft to address COVID-19 crisis

(Note: This story first appeared on our sister site, www.aircargoworld.com, earlier this week.) Air Canada is expanding its cargo capacity during the COVID-19 crisis by removing seats from the passenger cabins of three 777-300ERs. Two aircraft have already begun flying in this freighter configuration and the third will be completed soon. “Bringing critical medical and […]

‘COVID-19 freighter fleet’ tops 350

The number of aircraft that carriers have operated for the sole purpose of transporting cargo during the COVID-19 crisis has more than doubled in the past two weeks to more than 350, based on analysis by Cargo Facts. See also: 130+ passenger aircraft added to ‘COVID-19 freighter fleet’ The nature of these makeshift freighter operations […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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