Peeking ahead to peak season

Yes, it is still mid-summer, but news out of China today has us looking ahead to the fourth quarter. Peak season may not be quite the massive boost to air freight volumes that it once was, but it is still important. Retailers still make mistakes with inventory planning, and there is nothing a cargo airline […]

Peak season hit by Chinese charter ban

Just as peak season demand was beginning to grow, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has imposed a ban on charter flights from three of the country’s major airports for the entire month of November. While the 2015 peak season is not shaping up to be a record-setter, it is at least a real peak, and […]

Qatar Airways goes big in the charter market

Qatar Airways acquired another freighter, this one specifically for use in the rapidly growing project cargo market. Qatar Airways ACMI-leased a 747-400BDSF (24998) from Turkey-based myCargo Airlines. The term of the lease is three months, after which Qatar will replace the converted freighter with a production 747-400F noseloader, also to be ACMI-leased from myCargo. (We […]

Flying the Fan Jet Falcon

This vintage-1969 Falcon Fan Jet 20 is arriving at Boeing Field from Fairbanks for a fuel stop en route to its regular base in Texas. Flown by charter operator Cherry Air, it operates on an ad-hoc basis flying time critical shipments. Although Falcons were at one time used in scheduled services by the likes of […]

Atlas answers the big question

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ first quarter net income was either up 90% or down 60% depending on whether you look at the adjusted or as-reported figures. On an as-reported basis, Atlas saw net income for the first quarter of 2014 fall 60.4% y-o-y to $7.9 million. However, after adjusting for a $3.4 million charge (related […]

A new player in the 767-200F ACMI and charter market

The medium widebody charter and ACMI business just got a little more complicated. A US company, 21 Air, acquired two 767-200Fs (23801, 23803, both ex-TAMPA Cargo) and says it will market them for ACMI or charter service, on the operating certificate of Greensboro-based passenger charter operator Dynamic Airways.             21 Air’s website says the […]
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