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, […]
  • David Harris
  • March 6, 2018

Top 50 cargo carriers 2015 – Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the top fifty cargo carriers in 2015, we looked at the international, domestic, and total cargo traffic flown in 2015 on a carrier-by-carrier basis. You can read Part I here, but today, we dig a little deeper into the 2015 data, and some interesting trends emerge. The […]
  • David Harris
  • July 12, 2016

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 […]
  • David Harris
  • August 18, 2015

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 […]
  • Alex Lenanne
  • July 15, 2015

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 […]
  • David Harris
  • September 17, 2014