AeroUnion streamlines freighter fleet

Mexico-based AeroUnion is not looking to make any additional fleet changes, at least for now. The airline’s latest disposal, an A300 (227) that will shortly be joining Panama-based Cargo Three, was the last of AeroUnion’s A300B4-200Fs. The carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that unit 227 had been sold in February in accordance with its strategy […]

THG Air — U.K.’s newest cargo airline?

British online retailer The Hut Group (THG) has launched THG Air with plans to add two A330 freighters. The aircraft, to be painted in THG colors, will be based at Manchester Airport (MAN), where the group’s headquarters are located. THG told Cargo Facts the aircraft are likely to be A330-200Fs, which are in the final […]

Production A330F backlog dwindles

Colombia-based Synergy Aerospace Corporation, one of only two remaining customers with the production A330-200F on order, canceled its order for a single frame in December, according to Airbus’ orders and deliveries tally for 2019. Synergy is the majority shareholder of Avianca Holdings, which operates six A330-200Fs through its Avianca Cargo subsidiary. This leaves the A330-200F […]

Air Cargo recovery on the horizon for Latin America?

Politics may still be in a tailspin in parts of Latin America, but there are signs that after years of declining traffic, the air cargo market in the region is finally beginning to regain altitude. The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) recently reported March intra-Latin American cargo traffic transported by carriers headquartered in the […]

The 500th 787

Christmas came a bit early for Colombia-based Avianca, when Boeing delivered a 787-8 aircraft (37511) on 21 December, 2016. And not just any 787, but the 500th of the type to enter service since the first unit was delivered to All Nippon Airways in 2011. While it will be many years before a 787 freighter […]

Let’s fly to Milan

Readily available fifth freedom rights have made Milan the hottest spot on the globe for freighter operators. Two months ago, the government of Italy announced that, in an effort to boost the country’s economy, “the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and International Cooperation, shall promote the conclusion […]

Etihad and Avianca enter cargo alliance

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Cargo signed an airfreight agreement with Colombia’s Avianca Cargo to provide twice-weekly 747-400F service between Malpensa International Airport (MXP) in Milan, Italy, and El Dorado International (BOG) in Bogotá, Colombia, beginning 11 November. Etihad Cargo’s freighter fleet currently includes three 777Fs and four A330-200Fs, and the carrier ACMI-leases one 747-8F and two […]
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