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

It is imperative that the leadership of cargo airlines adopt new strategies and thinking to ensure that their businesses remain relevant and profitable in the future.

News & Analysis

The cash from Korean Air Lines is separate from an earlier announced plan to raise liquidity at Hanjin Shipping.
26 Aug 2016
Korean Air Lines is swooping in to support Hanjin Shipping.
23 Aug 2016
Cargo records at Pactl continue to fall, with the best seven-month total ever posted.
17 Aug 2016
Cathay Pacific sees net profit falling 82 percent in fragile operating environment.
While traffic grew at the fastest clip in more than a year in June, it is still too early to tell if the growth in May and June is the beginning of a trend or just an anomaly.
04 Aug 2016
Global air cargo traffic rose in June at the fastest rate in 14 months.
03 Aug 2016
International cargo revenue at ANA Holdings, parent to All Nippon Airways, fell in the fiscal first quarter of 2016.
Extra capacity in the bellies of passenger aircraft have contributed to structural overcapacity in the air cargo industry, which is putting pressure on cargo airlines' bottom lines.
02 Aug 2016
Lufthansa Cargo sank deeper into the red in the second quarter.
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.