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 […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 20, 2019

5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 8, 2017

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

After a series of years with disappointing peak-season demand, data from the first ten months of 2016 is providing convincing evidence that this year is different. Cargo Facts has been expecting a strong finish to the year since October, when we received word that peak season charters were already starting to sell-out. Then last month, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 9, 2016

Spring Snowfall with B-LJD

It’s April now, and that means it is theoretically spring in North America – but that didn’t stop an unexpected snow shower from erupting right as B-LJD (msn: 39241) returned from its first flight a few days ago. LJD is an early build 747-8F, and was stored for a time at Paine Field, but went […]
  • David Harris
  • April 19, 2013

Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8F

Fresh from the cover of January’s issue of Cargo Facts is one of several Cathay Pacific Cargo 747-8f’s on the flight line at Paine Field (PAE). This was taken on a very cold and clear morning, and the shaded side of the aircraft is coated with a light touch of frost. In the background are […]
  • David Harris
  • February 2, 2011