The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

Yesterday we began an analysis of the way the 1,035 widebody freighters in service as of 31 January are operated and how the different types of widebody freighters are distributed within the fleet by type. You can read Part I here, and today we conclude with an examination of the distribution by manufacturer, by operator type, […]

Digging deeper into the Top 50 for 2014

Yesterday we began our look at the world’s busiest cargo carriers in 2014, ranking the top fifty by share of international, domestic, and total cargo carried. You can read that post here, but today we go beyond “Top Carriers” and look at 2014 cargo traffic both by geographic region and by carrier type, and how those […]

All-cargo vs combination carriers

Europe’s combination carriers are having a miserable summer. While the difficulties at AF-KLM – which announced that it was to cut frequencies and routes and reconsider its aircraft orders while bringing forward cost-cutting plans – have been well-documented, airline sources say the market is hard for all the legacy carriers. A spokesman for Lufthansa Cargo […]

The golden age of freight airlines — is it over?

“The golden age of freight airlines is over.” So said Cargolux CFO Richard Forson in an interview in Luxembourg news outlet Wort.lu. The remark came in the discussion of the carrier’s first-half results, which, while not particularly good, were also not particularly bad. Mr. Forson said that despite a 15% increase in Cargolux’s tonnage in […]
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