The ABCs of market share

The big three Western European carriers – Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and IAG – all reported dismal first-quarter cargo results. While there have been some internal issues for those carriers, most observers will be quick to assume that the real problem is an ongoing loss of market share to airlines based in the Gulf Region. But […]
  • David Harris
  • April 13, 2015

A record year for AirBridge

Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo, the scheduled-service subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group, reported 2014 cargo volume up 17.6% over 2013 to 401,000 tonnes. While volume growth in prior years was not as high as the 17.6% seen in 2014, AirBridge nonetheless has achieved compound annual volume growth of 11% over the past five years – no mean feat in […]
  • David Harris
  • January 30, 2015

Let’s fly to Milan

Readily available fifth freedom rights have made Milan the hottest spot on the globe for freighter operators. Two months ago, the government of Italy announced that, in an effort to boost the country’s economy, “the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs and International Cooperation, shall promote the conclusion […]
  • David Harris
  • January 16, 2015

The second domino falls!

On 12 January, Qatar Airways Cargo announced to its customers that it would abandon base-rate-plus-surcharges pricing, and move to an all-in rate structure. On New Years Eve, when Emirates announced its move to an all-in rate for cargo, the sentiment in the forwarding and shipping community was “about time!” But after that initial response, the […]
  • David Harris
  • January 14, 2015

Aviation fuels Dubai’s GDP

Emirates, Dubai Airports, and other aviation-related businesses contributed $26.7 billion to the Dubai economy in 2013, accounting for nearly 27% of Dubai’s GDP in 2013, according to a study conducted by Oxford Economics. The report, “Quantifying the Economic Impact of Aviation in Dubai,” also found that the aviation industry provides 416,500 jobs, employing 21% of […]
  • David Harris
  • January 6, 2015

Emirates Skycargo moves to all-in pricing

Skycargo, the cargo arm of Dubai-based Emirates, is reportedly in the process of introducing a new, all-in pricing structure that would eliminate the present setup of a base rate plus surcharges for fuel and security, according to a report in Cargoforwarder Global. The new pricing is said to also, occasionally, eliminate other criteria such as […]
  • David Harris
  • January 6, 2015

At Cargo Facts, 11 of the top 20 carriers in the world

Many of the world’s top cargo carriers will be attending the 20th annual Cargo Facts Symposium next month. Among the carriers already signed up are: AirBridge, Atlas Air, Cargolux, Delta, DHL, Emirates, Etihad, FedEx, LATAM. Lufthansa, and UPS. That according to analysis of registrations released today. The Cargo Facts Symposium will take place Oct. 22-24 in Miami […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • September 18, 2014

Middle East carriers add freighters

Etihad Airways took delivery of an A330-200F (1524) from Airbus, bringing the Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s freighter fleet to a total of ten units. Seven owned: Etihad now operates seven freighters of its own, including three 777Fs as well as four A330 freighters. Three ACMI leased: Etihad ACMI leases one 747-8F and one 747-400F from Atlas Air, […]
  • David Harris
  • July 30, 2014
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