First freighter aircraft transactions of February 2018

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 […]

5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]

Lufthansa Cargo reports solid 1H17 results

German flag carrier Lufthansa, reported 1H17 revenues for its logistics division up 18.6% year-over-year to €1.16 billion, driven in part by a 5.0% increase in revenue-tonne-kilometers over the same period. EBIT reversed course from a loss of €4 million during 1H16, swinging to an operating profit of €125 million in 1H17. In the not too […]

Air cargo continues upward trajectory in August

Now that many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have reported their August results, it seems that June was indeed the turning point for 2016 cargo traffic. For the third consecutive month, most airports and carriers are showing growth – even Taiwan-based EVA airways seems to have turned the corner from its contractionary […]

Recovery on the horizon at Lufthansa?

After two quarters of falling traffic demand, and a €46 million first half operating loss, more bad news from Lufthansa’s cargo unit would not have been surprising, but July traffic figures are encouraging. As shown in the chart, Lufthansa’s Group cargo traffic was up 1.6% y-o-y — not a huge gain, but a great deal better than what […]

What is going on in Europe?

The poet T. S. Elliot famously said “April is the cruelest month.” But for the cargo divisions of the big three European carriers, it is hard to imagine April being any crueler than March. No one would say that 2016 started well for the big three European carriers, but it did not start all that […]

November was cruel to Europe’s Big Three

One of the most famous English-language poems of the twentieth century begins: “April is the cruellest month.” Perhaps that was true in 1922 when T.S. Elliot wrote it, but for two of the big three European carriers – Lufthansa and IAG – April 2015 was far less cruel than November. As for the third member of the […]
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