At Cargo Facts, 11 of the top 20 carriers in the world

Many of the world’s top cargo carriers will be attending the 20th annual Cargo Facts Symposium next month. Among the carriers already signed up are: AirBridge, Atlas Air, Cargolux, Delta, DHL, Emirates, Etihad, FedEx, LATAM. Lufthansa, and UPS. That according to analysis of registrations released today. The Cargo Facts Symposium will take place Oct. 22-24 in Miami […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • September 18, 2014

More 747-8 Freighters for ABC

No one can operate freighters profitably any more, right? Wrong! Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC) operates nothing but freighters, and is doing quite well. Not only did the carrier report a record first half, but it is planning a major fleet upgrade. We’ll get to the first-half details below, but first, the fleet news… AirBridge is about to […]
  • David Harris
  • August 8, 2014

AirBridge reports a record quarter, may add more 747-8Fs

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo (ABC), the scheduled service subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group, reported volume up 9% in the first quarter to a record 86,500 tonnes. Cargo traffic for the period was up 13%. The carrier did not provide any information about revenue or profitability, but did say the volume growth “reflects market improvements in Russia, Europe, […]
  • David Harris
  • May 28, 2014

Polet wobbles as court cases continue

Polet Airlines, the Russian AN-124 operator, is feeling the pinch, writes Cargo Facts’ European editor, Alex Lennane. According to some locally placed sources, it may struggle to see out the year. The airline has faced a string of court appearances relating to its two AN-124s and various claims of debt. Although it appears to be winning […]
  • David Harris
  • May 28, 2014

Musical chairs for all-cargo execs

When Robert van de Weg and Peter van de Pas resigned from their senior positions at Cargolux over disagreement with the Board’s decision to sell a 35% stake in the carrier to China-based HNCA, the air freight world was immediately awash in speculation about their respective futures. These were two of the most knowledgeable and […]
  • David Harris
  • March 21, 2014
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