Cargo growth continues in May results

May data arriving from the world’s big cargo carriers, airports, and handlers show that, with a couple of exceptions, growth in airfreight traffic has remained surprisingly strong despite increasingly tough year-over-year comparisons. While a couple of European outfits (Frankfurt Airport and Air France-KLM, in particular) posted y-o-y declines for the month, Asian operators that have […]

More mixed results in April

April data arriving from the world’s big cargo carriers, airports, and handlers suggests that the fall-off in demand growth exhibited in March was not a one-off, and that the more difficult year-over-year comparisons expected during 2018 are now materializing. With only a couple of exceptions, operators in the air cargo supply chain reported weaker growth, […]

Is the end in sight for the 747 — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part look at the future of Boeing’s 747 progam. In Part I we looked at the almost-fifty-year history of the 747, and noted Boeing’s warning that unless orders pick up, it is “reasonably possible that we could decide to end production of the 747.” Until recently, Boeing has said it believed there would be […]

Asian carriers drive strong worldwide air cargo gains

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for February 2015, showing an overall 11.7% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 22.0% increase in international traffic reported by carriers from the Asia-Pacific region, which underpinned an overall 12.7% growth in international traffic worldwide. Domestic traffic in […]

China Airlines Cargo over South 188th

Inbound from JFK to Seatac on Runway 34R, which all the heavies use. The runway actually runs right over south 188th street in the township of Seatac. B-18718 (id: 30770/1348) is a 747-409F built for China Airlines Cargo in 2004. Photographer: A. Kwanten. Click on the photo to see it at full size (large).
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