CFS: American Airlines may add freighters amid pandemic capacity crunch

American Airlines is considering adding freighter aircraft as cargo continues to become a more important business line for the carrier in the wake of the pandemic. During a panel on current growth opportunities and obstacles at the virtual Cargo Facts Symposium today, Jessica Tyler, president of cargo and vice president of airport excellence at American, […]

UPS gears up for peak with added widebody capacity

UPS will bring on several widebody freighters between now and the end of the year as it prepares for a surge in demand on top of the current peak-like conditions. The integrator took delivery of its eighteenth 747-8F (65783) from Boeing on Oct. 22 [FAT 005687], ferrying the aircraft to the UPS Worldport in Louisville […]

Lufthansa Cargo’s von Boxberg joins Cargo Facts Symposium panel

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that Dorothea von Boxberg, chief commercial officer and executive board member for product and sales at Lufthansa Cargo, will join Cargo Facts Symposium 2020, a virtual event on Oct. 27-28, to speak in a session titled “Refiling air cargo’s flight plan: Growth opportunities and obstacles in global airfreight.” This […]

Lufthansa grows 777F fleet, continues to fly MD-11Fs

Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of a 777F from Boeing (66912), growing its own-operated 777F fleet to nine units [FAT 005642]. The twin-engine freighters, being added to replace the six remaining MD-11Fs in the Lufthansa Cargo fleet, will operate alongside the tri-engine aircraft beyond the end of this year. Although fleet plans originally called for […]

Delivered: Eighth Lufthansa 777F

Lufthansa Cargo has taken delivery of its eighth 777F (66911) from Boeing [FAT 005587]. The aircraft departed the Boeing facility in Everett (PAE) on Aug. 30, and was ferried directly to the carrier’s hub in Frankfurt (FRA). The freighter is one of two new-build 777F deliveries the carrier is expecting this year as part of […]

Top 25 carrier rankings scrambled by fleet changes

While the mix of carriers in the top-five bracket remained the same in 2019, the order in which they are ranked looks very different compared to a year ago, thanks to changes to their freighter fleets.  In our list of Top 25 Carriers by total FTKs, the top five leaders collectively added a net of twenty-three freighters in 2019. The […]

Weekly Wrap: Widebody additions and deliveries, and the end of the 747 [VIDEO]

This week, Cargo Facts reported on stories involving widebody aircraft, including: Ethiopian Airlines’ plans to add a 777F and three converted 767-300Fs; the first reconfigured A380 passenger freighter; and Lufthansa Cargo’s expected delivery of two new 777Fs in 2020. But the 747 was also in the spotlight. In the video below, editors Charles Kauffman and […]
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