West Atlantic shuffles fleet ahead of Brexit

Without a clear vision for what the United Kingdom’s post-Brexit aviation relationship with the European Union will look like, carriers with multiple AOCs scattered across the region are preemptively moving aircraft to avoid possible disruptions. Sweden-headquartered West Atlantic has begun moving aircraft from its U.K.-based carrier, West Atlantic UK, to other affiliate airlines based in […]

European express traffic growth will accelerate, Cargo Facts Consulting finds

While we foresee a deceleration of express shipment growth in both international and US domestic express markets, our latest Air Express Market Outlook 2020-24 predicts an acceleration of Express traffic at major European Cargo hubs over the next five years. While outbound express tonnage growth at Leipzig, Liege, Cologne, Paris, East Midlands, and Brussels between […]

West Atlantic returns a 767-200F to CAM

Sweden-based West Atlantic flew one of its four 767-200BDSFs (22788, ex-ABX) from Leipzig (LEJ) via Bangor (BGR) to Columbus (LCK) toward the end of last week. The airline confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft came off lease and was being redelivered to lessor Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) [FAT 005027]. This aircraft was a relatively […]

UK and EU agree to protect flights in case of ‘no deal’ Brexit

Yesterday, the UK Department for Transport confirmed that flights to and from the European Union will continue unimpeded in the case of a “no deal” Brexit, agreeing to match a proposal from the EU to minimize flight disruptions. In a statement, the agency said that the planned policy follows UK technical notices from October 2018, […]

Cargo traffic declined in January

Almost unanimously carriers headquartered in Asia, Europe, and the Americas have begun reporting lower year-over-year cargo traffic for the month of January 2019. As can be seen from the chart at right, of the six major Asia-based carriers that have reported January traffic figures, all but one – China Airlines – have reported year-over-year declines […]

Top 4 Cargo Facts predictions for 2019

To all of our readers, Happy New Year, and our best wishes for a productive and prosperous 2019! As a prelude to what we are sure will be a busy first half of the year — at Cargo Facts as well, with the launch of our new innovation-focused Cargo Facts EMEA event in Frankfurt, 4-6 […]

Britain, US reach post-Brexit aviation agreement

The deal, reached this week between the United States and the United Kingdom, will allow flights between the two countries to continue as usual following Britain’s departure from the European Union next year. The flights are currently governed by the US-EU Air Transport Agreement, which will no longer apply to Britain after Brexit. Around 20 […]

BREXIT

The votes have been counted. In yesterday’s referendum on the UK’s future in the European Union, 52% of voters said “Leave” while 48% said “Remain.” The world’s financial markets, and Britain’s political landscape, shuddered in response. Stock markets dived worldwide. Oil prices plunged while the price of gold soared. The Pound dropped against the dollar […]
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