22 of top 25 cargo carriers operated freighters in 2018

Among the world’s top twenty-five cargo carriers in 2018, ranked by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) carried, twenty-two of twenty-five carriers operated freighters. Expand the list to the top fifty cargo airlines and thirty-three carriers operated freighters. The remaining 34%, mostly comprised of mainline carriers with large widebody passenger fleets, made the list without significant maindeck […]

Asian carrier traffic fell steeply in February

Major carriers based in Asia are reporting steep declines in cargo demand for the month of February, compared to the same month in 2018. Although distortions can be expected when it comes to annual comparisons for the months of January or February due to the timing of the Lunar New Year holiday, this year’s declines […]

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 […]

50 years of flying with The Who

A lot has changed in the worlds of music and logistics in the fifty years since four young guys leveraged their success as a rock band in England to start touring. One thing that hasn’t changed in all those years is that The Who still work with IAG Cargo to move their shows from town […]

Just how good is this year’s peak season? [VIDEO]

After a series of years with disappointing peak-season demand, data from the first ten months of 2016 is providing convincing evidence that this year is different. Cargo Facts has been expecting a strong finish to the year since October, when we received word that peak season charters were already starting to sell-out. Then last month, […]

IAG Cargo to drop surcharges

IAG Cargo is the latest major cargo carrier to move to an all-in pricing structure. When Emirates’ move to an all-in-one pricing structure for cargo at the beginning of the year was quickly followed by Qatar Airways, the obvious question was: “Will more carriers follow?” Which, of course, carried the subtext of “Can other carriers afford not to […]

IAG Cargo looking at more partnership opportunities

IAG Cargo boss Steve Gunning was recently quoted in Air Cargo News as saying the carrier’s deal with Qatar Airways for space on five weekly 777F frequencies between Hong Kong and the UK had worked out very well. So well, in fact, that “we have done some additional but much more modest capacity arrangements with […]