European, Middle Eastern carriers see growth return in May first look

After a particularly weak April for air cargo traffic, carriers based in Europe and the Middle East saw growth return in our first look at May results. Among those carriers based outside Europe and the Middle East, only China Southern Airlines reported a year-over-year increase for May traffic, of 1.1%. Turkish Cargo reported the strongest […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 25, 2019

LATAM pushes forward 767BCF redeliveries

LATAM Cargo is bringing forward the redelivery of the two remaining 767-300 conversions it has on order from Boeing and now expects to take them in July and late-November or mid-December this year in time for the peak, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. When the three-unit 767 conversion order was originally placed in March 2018, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 12, 2019

Cargo traffic falls across the board in April first look

Despite a bounce back from earlier declines that major carriers reported for March, sharper year-over-year traffic slowdowns in April indicate the month was the worst this year for many of the carriers that have reported results so far. Of the carriers tracked by Cargo Facts, only Air France-KLM reported an increase in traffic, of 3.3%, for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 17, 2019

LATAM Cargo weathers 1Q headwinds with mild traffic gains

On the surface, it appeared to be a tough quarter for the cargo unit of Chile-headquartered LATAM Airlines Group. LATAM Cargo reported a steep 10.9% year-over-year drop in revenue, to US$263.5 million, in the first quarter of 2019, despite a 1.9% increase in cargo traffic to 899 million RTKs. After accounting for a $10 million […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 17, 2019

Freighter aircraft transactions through December

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 28, 2018

LATAM Cargo receives first 767 converted freighter

LATAM Airlines’ cargo division took redelivery of the first of three 767-300 converted freighters (34628) it has on order with Boeing. Redelivery of the second and third freighters in the order is expected in 2019 and 2020, respectively, at which time the carrier expects to have twelve 767-300Fs operating in its network. The carrier said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 17, 2018

The right-sized freighter for trade imbalance in Latin America [VIDEO]

As economies in Latin America continue to rebound after an extended period of contraction, the region is seeing a resurgence in demand for freighters. Speakers on a Latin America-focused panel at Cargo Facts Symposium 2018 argued that the equipment utilized, and the networks in which freighters operate, are evolving to match the needs of today’s market. LATAM Cargo, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 24, 2018

More mixed results in September traffic first look

When many of the world’s major airports and carriers released August performance metrics, the air freight industry seemed to be rebounding from the slowdown in cargo earlier this year. Now that September results are in from some of the world’s big carriers, handlers, and airports, however, August’s rebound seems tentative at best, as operators are […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 22, 2018
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