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

Cargo growth continues in May results

May data arriving from the world’s big cargo carriers, airports, and handlers show that, with a couple of exceptions, growth in airfreight traffic has remained surprisingly strong despite increasingly tough year-over-year comparisons. While a couple of European outfits (Frankfurt Airport and Air France-KLM, in particular) posted y-o-y declines for the month, Asian operators that have […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2018

More mixed results in April

April data arriving from the world’s big cargo carriers, airports, and handlers suggests that the fall-off in demand growth exhibited in March was not a one-off, and that the more difficult year-over-year comparisons expected during 2018 are now materializing. With only a couple of exceptions, operators in the air cargo supply chain reported weaker growth, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 16, 2018

5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 8, 2017

ANA & United in trans-Pac cargo jv

On 1 December – less than a week from today – All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Lufthansa Cargo  will launch their Europe/Asia joint venture with the first flights from Japan to Europe. And with that deal underway, ANA has turned its focus to the trans-Pacific lane, signing a similar agreement with US-based United Airlines. The […]
  • David Harris
  • November 25, 2014

United’s First 787

United Airlines became the first U.S. Airline to take delivery of the 787 on September 23rd, but the actual aircraft – N20904 (msn: 34828) – has had a low profile since then, but will shortly begin a series of special flights to domestic United focus cities and hubs. Seen here about to perform a high-speed […]
  • David Harris
  • October 11, 2012

New United – Single Operating Certificate

Though their merger was completed on October 1, 2010, it wasn’t until this morning that United and Continental became one operationally. Yesterday the FAA issued a single operating certificate for the merged company and later in the afternoon the final flight to use the Continental call sign, Continental 86 from Shanghai Pudong to Newark Liberty, […]
  • David Harris
  • December 1, 2011