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

Overheard at Cargo Facts Symposium Part I: Air cargo still on the upswing

SAN DIEGO – A crowd of senior air cargo executives gathered for Cargo Facts Symposium 2018, held this year for the first time at the Omni San Diego. Once again, attendees were enlightened with presentations and discussions from some of air cargo’s best and brightest while enjoying networking opportunities with the people shaping the air […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 15, 2018

LATAM fleet rebalance sees 777 freighters shift to Atlas

Chile-based LATAM Airlines’ cargo division has finally offloaded the 777 freighters it planned to remove from its fleet by the end of 2017. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings acquired the freighters and announced that its Southern Air subsidiary will operate both freighters on an ACMI basis for DHL Express. Southern Air has operated one of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 7, 2018

Air Cargo recovery on the horizon for Latin America?

Politics may still be in a tailspin in parts of Latin America, but there are signs that after years of declining traffic, the air cargo market in the region is finally beginning to regain altitude. The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) recently reported March intra-Latin American cargo traffic transported by carriers headquartered in the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 23, 2017

Qatar Airways takes 10% stake in LATAM

On 28 December, Qatar Airways, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Qatar Airways Investments, completed the acquisition of 10% of Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group, reaching a total of almost 61 million shares at a price of US$10 per share. The two carriers already cooperate as members of the oneworld alliance, and whether the acquisition of the stake […]
  • David Harris
  • December 28, 2016

Atlas looks ahead

  Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings last week reported second-quarter net income down 27.5% y-o-y to $20.6 million, as expenses incurred in gearing up for the twenty-aircraft Amazon deal ate into profitability. Reported financial and operational results are shown in the chart at right, but perhaps more important than the results themselves is an examination of […]
  • David Harris
  • August 8, 2016

DFW’s new cargo strategy paying off

Smack in the heart of Shanghai’s former French Concession, at the crossroads of Wulumuqi Road and Wuyuan Road, lies an unassuming store fronting a large sign that reads, “Avocado Lady.” Curious visitors to Shanghai are often intrigued by the shop’s name, and venture inside to see if there is indeed a lady offering avocados for […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 29, 2016

New Latin Connections for KF Cargo’s DC-10-30Fs

Canada-based KF Cargo put two of its DC-10-30 freighters back into operation with the launch of new services to Bogota, Caracas and Lima via Miami. Both Miami-to-Bogota and Miami-to-Lima via Caracas will operate three times weekly. Economic weakness in South America has begun to alter routing and flight schedules in the region. Cargo Facts has […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 22, 2016
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