European express traffic growth will accelerate, Cargo Facts Consulting finds

While we foresee a deceleration of express shipment growth in both international and US domestic express markets, our latest Air Express Market Outlook 2020-24 predicts an acceleration of Express traffic at major European Cargo hubs over the next five years. While outbound express tonnage growth at Leipzig, Liege, Cologne, Paris, East Midlands, and Brussels between […]

Will sustainability and faster deliveries kill express profits?

We are observing two simultaneous revolutions in customer behavior: consumers are getting used to have everything delivered within hours of placing an order and at the same time, people are demanding higher environmental awareness from their preferred brands. Buyers are now more inclined to make a purchase based on a brand’s values and any negative […]

Widebody freighter aircraft transactions surge in October 2019

Of the 73 transactions Cargo Facts recorded in October 2019, 46 involved widebody freighters. Although 30 of those transactions included orders and options related to lessor GECAS’ launch order for IAI’s 777-300ERSF, widebody freighter deliveries and placements also accelerated during the period, perhaps unsurprisingly ahead of peak season.    A total of four 777Fs were delivered during the period – two to Qatar […]

Qatar Airways adds 20th 777F

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its twentieth 777F (66338) from Boeing [FAT 005234]. The airline is expected to take another before the year is over. With a freighter fleet of twenty-seven own-operated widebody aircraft, Qatar Airways presently operates the most freighters of any combination carrier in the world. Beyond that, Qatar Airways has five more […]

West Atlantic UK extends 737F MRO deal with KLM UK Engineering

Cargo carrier West Atlantic UK and KLM UK Engineering, the wholly owned MRO subsidiary of KLM Engineering & Maintenance, have agreed to extend their airframe maintenance contract. The two companies first entered into the maintenance deal at the end of 2017, taking effect in January 2018. Under the contract, KLM UK Engineering will carry out heavy maintenance […]
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