Emirates removes another 777F; charters more capacity from Etihad

Emirates this month withdrew from service another 777F (35607) which was on lease from Dubai-based DAE Capital [FAT 004911]. A senior executive with the carrier confirmed to Cargo Facts that the aircraft will be leaving the fleet shortly and that, effective from this summer, the own-operated EK freighter fleet will consist of eleven 777Fs.  In […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 10, 2019

Cargo continues to shift to the Gulf

The shift of cargo traffic to the big hubs of the Middle East continues. By early February, many of the world’s big cargo airports had reported their 2014 performance, generally appearing to confirm what most of us already knew or suspected – that worldwide air freight demand growth had returned to the “old normal.” Which is […]
  • David Harris
  • February 10, 2015

Emirates moves freighter operations to DWC

Effective 1 May, Dubai-based Emirates moved its main-deck freight hub from Dubai International (DXB) to the new Dubai World Central (DWC). Dubai International has become one of the world’s busiest airports for both passengers and cargo, and the congestion is only going to increase as it closes first one, then its other runway for repairs […]
  • David Harris
  • June 2, 2014