Differing strategies in Europe

The big-three European combination carriers continued to pursue their widely diverging cargo strategies in the first quarter, with – no surprise here – widely diverging results. Historically, all three have had a strong focus on cargo, but all three have seen their cargo traffic fall while the general trend worldwide has been steady growth for […]

A tough year for Europe’s cargo carriers

  • David Harris
  • January 13, 2015
  • News
What do we know about December and about full year 2014? December results from many of the world’s big carriers and airports are still not in, but we know that, worldwide, the year through November was good, with traffic up just a little under 5%. Anecdotal evidence suggests that December may not have been as strong […]

Lufthansa cargo up despite pilot strikes

  • David Harris
  • December 11, 2014
  • News
It is no secret that Europe has not enjoyed the economic recovery seen elsewhere in the world, but despite the tough economic conditions that have kept its rivals in negative territory, and in the face of continuing strikes by pilots, Lufthansa reported increased cargo traffic in November. Compare the details below to Air France-KLM and […]

What is going on in Europe?

While all indications are that carriers and airports in the rest of the world will report continuing strong cargo growth for August, Europe’s big three carriers are still appear to be operating in the cargo environment of two years ago. As has been widely reported, Air France-KLM’s cargo operation has been losing money for several […]

A first look at July cargo traffic

Early reports from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports indicate that the trend of increasing demand that has been underway since mid-2013 will continue in July. The big carriers in the US, and many of those in Asia posted strong results. Two of Europe’s big three, while still lagging the rest of […]
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