Qantas, KLM fly passenger aircraft as freighters, Lufthansa and IAG may follow

[Note: Qantas has now decided to suspend all international passenger flying from the end of March until at least May 31, 2020.] As borders are severely restricted and passenger flights are cancelled around the world because of the COVID-19 pandemic, more airlines are beginning to operate empty passenger aircraft for the sole purpose of carrying […]

CF EMEA: Regulation limits potential of cargo drone embrace

AirBridgeCargo sees multiple use cases for drone applications on its expansive home turf in Russia said Andrey Andreev, the carrier’s vice president, during a panel discussion at Cargo Facts EMEA 2020 earlier this month in Frankfurt. “Covering deliveries over the last mile, is quite an interesting challenge,” Andreev said, referring to the vast distances between […]

Not a November to remember

After phenomenal growth for airfreight demand in November 2017, followed by more tempered increases in 2018, November 2019 is not shaping up to be a month to remember. Among the carriers reporting November 2019 traffic, most operators reported modest declines. This trend was not unanimous – in each of the three regions we cover, at […]

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 […]

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 […]
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