Cargolux partners with Emirates — what about China?

Today, at the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich, Europe’s largest all-cargo carrier, Cargolux, and Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo announced an MoU for an expansive “strategic operational partnership”. The deal between the all-cargo and combination carriers includes reciprocal block space and interline agreements, joint handling at each other’s major hubs (Dubai and Luxembourg), and, for Emirates, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 9, 2017

Emirates to end 747 freighter operations

Dubai-based Emirates has ACMI-leased two 747-400ERFs (35325 and 35236) for almost ten years, first from TNT Airways, and now from ASL Airlines Belgium, which acquired TNT Airways when FedEx acquired TNT. But Emirates has confirmed that it will end this arrangement and, from the beginning of 2018, its freighter fleet will consist only of its […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 22, 2017

Fresh flower shipments propel volumes in February

Today on Valentine’s Day, much of the air cargo industry has reason to celebrate. If not for the chalky, sugary, heart-shaped candies with sappy phrases inscribed on them, or for that special loved one, then definitely for the seasonal boost resulting from fresh-cut flower shipments across the globe. In celebration of Cargo Facts’ adoration for anything […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 14, 2017

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. In the five years from 2009 […]
  • David Harris
  • February 9, 2017

What next for Emirates — Video

It will be some time before all the cargo moved by air in 2016 is tallied, but when the numbers are finally published, it is likely that Emirates will, once again, be the world’s top international cargo carrier. The airline’s rise from a pair of airlines leased from nearby Pakistan a little over thirty years ago, […]
  • David Harris
  • January 6, 2017

Qatar targets Americas for expansion

Qatar Airways Cargo will begin serving four new destinations with its 777Fs, beginning in February 2017. New destinations in South America include Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Quito. The twice-weekly flights from the carrier’s Doha hub reach the South American cities via Luxembourg. On the return leg, the freighters will stop in another new destination, […]
  • David Harris
  • December 20, 2016

SkyCargo hits the brakes as other carriers go full-throttle

SkyCargo, the cargo arm of Dubai-based Emirates, reported cargo volume flat y-o-y, at 1.3 million tonnes in the first half (ended 30 September) of its current fiscal year. Volume was not the only disappointment for the carrier, with net profit in the half down 75% to US$214 million, as revenue fell 1% to $11.4 billion. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 14, 2016

China’s startups that never start

By now the airfreight industry is well-aware of the proclivity of Chinese consumers to flock to online platforms to purchase goods – whether they be household items, or imported luxury goods. With skyrocketing demand for fast and reliable delivery, domestic express carriers in turn have been adding capacity as rapidly as possible. But why then, are […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 20, 2016
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