21 Air nabs Aeromexico ACMI contract from ABX Air

Beginning in Q419, U.S.-based cargo specialist carrier 21 Air will begin providing lift for Aeroméxico Cargo on an ACMI basis using its fleet of 767-200BDSFs. Based on the planned routes, 21 Air appears to be taking over flying that is currently handled by ATSG-affiliate ABX Air. At present, ABX Air operates a 767-200BDSF (22785) in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 21, 2019

Freighter aircraft leasing part I: E-commerce behind growing leasing market

Today we begin our annual analysis of the increasingly complex world of freighter aircraft leasing. In this two-part series, we begin with an overview of how the freighter fleet belonging to lessors has evolved since our analysis a year ago. In part II, we will consider the leased fleet by carrier, and how year-over-year shifts […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 11, 2019

ATSG readying recent 767 conversions for Amazon ops

Last week, Air Transport International began operating another freighter-converted 767-300BDSF (26915, ex-30 West) on a CMI basis for Amazon [FATs 004886-4887]. At least two more recently-redelivered 767-300BDSFs owned by ATSG affiliate, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) have recently been leased to Amazon (25200, ex-American Airlines ) and (26912, ex-Air New Zealand) and will soon follow 26915 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 11, 2019

E-commerce and express traffic drive growth at Seattle’s airport in 2016

Last year, Seattle-based Amazon launched a dedicated air freight network, “Prime Air” and began carrying cargo between major distribution centers in the United States with a fleet of 767 freighters operated operated by Atlas Air and ATSG. With initial plans that call for a fleet of forty aircraft by 2020, at last count, eighteen aircraft have already […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 30, 2017

Stateside 757s for DHL

On August 28, Cargo Facts brought you in-depth coverage of DHL’s ongoing revamp of its U.S. air operations. The sunset landing you see here is one component of that revamp. This 757 is operated by Air Transport International (ATI) on behalf of DHL and operates a scheduled weekday west coast run between Los Angeles, Portland, […]
  • David Harris
  • October 3, 2014

ATSG reports a strong quarter, will expand owned fleet

US-based Air Transport Services Group reported second-quarter net income up 37.5% y-o-y to $9.5 million, as total revenue rose 8.9% to $189.4 million. Operating income for the quarter was up 27.9% to $18.1 million. ATSG is the world’s biggest lessor of medium widebody freighters, with a 57-unit fleet, including nine 767-300 and forty 767-200 freighters. […]
  • David Harris
  • August 7, 2014