September 2019 general cargo demand: generally dismal

Although some Asia-based carriers saw improvements in September 2019 cargo demand compared to August, almost unanimously, cargo traffic reported by combination carriers was lower in September 2019. This was no surprise given market performance for much of 2019 as air freight demand responds to slowing global trade related to increasing protectionism and trade friction, and […]

Another 747-400BCF reactivated?

A Thai Airways 747-400BCF (24459) has just been ferried from U-Tapao Rayong Pattaya International Airport (UTP), where it had been in storage for four-and-a-half years, to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK). Cargo Facts believes that this aircraft may be undergoing maintenance ahead of redelivery to another operator. Unit 24459 was originally delivered to Thai in […]

China Airlines firms up three more 777Fs

Taiwan-based China Airlines has finalized an order for six 777Fs from Boeing as it looks to modernize its 747-400F fleet. The carrier had previously signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing in May 2019 for three 777Fs plus options for three more [FATs 005116 - 5118]. According to Boeing, after China Airlines announced its intent […]

After latest UPS delivery, Boeing’s 747-8F order backlog slips into the teens

Following a delivery to UPS last week (64263) [FAT 005115], Boeing’s order backlog for the 747-8F now stands at just nineteen units. Of the nineteen-unit 747-8F backlog, most future deliveries will go to UPS, which still has fifteen of the type remaining on firm order with Boeing. As for the other four units in Boeing’s […]

Air Atlanta Icelandic acquires second EVA 747F

Air Atlanta Icelandic has acquired a 747‑400BDSF (27899) from EVA Air [FAT 005104]. The aircraft was ferried from Jakarta (CGK), where it had been stored, to Liège (LGG). Air Atlanta Icelandic told Cargo Facts that this is the second of two 747-400BDSFs recently purchased from the Taiwan-based carrier, confirming our previous suggestion that the Icelandic […]
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