Cargo Airlines

Shippers typically turn to cargo airlines such as Lufthansa Cargo and Cathay Pacific for expensive or time-sensitive products such as fast-fashion apparel, pharmaceutical shipments, or fruits and vegetables.

Commentary

Nightmare scenarios are occurring all day, every day at the two biggest U.S. container ports, and the customers receiving some of the worst service are among the nation's largest shippers.

News & Analysis

29 Jul 2016
A strong yen, lower fuel prices and growing competition took a toll on revenue at Japan Airlines in the first quarter of fiscal 2016.
While general freight demand has taken a hit, premium services offered by International Airlines Group are growing on a tonnage basis.
29 Jul 2016
As overcapacity and weak demand continue to plague the global transportation industry across modes, competition for cargo has only intensified.
Air France-KLM's freight fleet has fallen from 26 in 2005 to six this year and the cargo division seeks to break even in 2017.
27 Jul 2016
Air France-KLM’s cargo loss narrowed slightly in the second quarter, but the airline's cargo unit was still stuck in the red.
13 Jul 2016
Volga-Dnepr has sealed a deal with Boeing for the acquisition of 747-8 freighters for the Russian group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines unit.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
Capacity growth outpaced demand for the world's cargo airlines as 2016 looks as though it will be a "disappointing" year for the industry.
08 Jul 2016
"The business environment is extremely difficult and there are few signs of any immediate relief.”
28 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo and Japan’s All Nippon Airways will extend their joint venture next month.
27 Jun 2016
U.K. freight forwarders are worried that the decision to leave the European Union could threaten a much-needed expansion of Heathrow Airport.
15 Jun 2016
Cargolux China aims to establish a global network.
13 Jun 2016
Lufthansa Cargo, Europe’s largest all-cargo airline, said it will lay off hundreds of its 4,600-strong worldwide workforce.