July 2019 airfreight demand: summer slump persists

As airports and carriers begin to report their July 2019 cargo traffic results, airfreight demand – unsurprisingly – continues to respond negatively to increasing trade friction on the trans-Pacific trade lane, and elsewhere. Carriers from all regions almost unanimously reported moderate year-over-year declines. There is little change from June 2019, for which IATA reported a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2019

LATAM inducts third 767 for conversion into BCF

LATAM Cargo has inducted what will be its third 767-300BCF for conversion at the ST Engineering Aerospace facility in Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base (QPG), Boeing and LATAM both confirmed to Cargo Facts [FAT 005096]. The aircraft (34629) is the final outstanding BCF LATAM currently has on order with Boeing. Unit 34629 was delivered to […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • August 20, 2019

Second LATAM 767BCF nearing redelivery

LATAM Cargo’s next 767-300BCF appears to be almost ready for redelivery. The aircraft (35229, ex-LATAM Airlines Argentina) operated a test flight today, flying around Taiwan for approximately an hour and a half. Unit 35229 has been undergoing the conversion process at the Evergreen Aviation Technologies (EGAT) facility in Taipei (TPE) since February 2019. EGAT was […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • July 8, 2019

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
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