Cargo Airlines

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

To avoid the dreaded stockouts while meeting customer expectations for fast delivery and product variety, shippers are steadily consuming more air freight capacity.

News & Analysis

28 Jul 2017
First-half traffic grew 1.2 percent to 330,000 tonnes.
26 Jul 2017
Air cargo growth for Asian carriers in June continued its robust growth on the back of solid international trade.
16 Jul 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has revised upward its fiscal year outlook for growth in Japan’s air cargo trade.
12 Jul 2017
Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub handled 142,349 tonnes.
05 Jul 2017
All regions except Latin America posted double-digit growth.
13 Jun 2017
Cargolux said the joint venture contract signed in Beijing “is a major landmark.”
09 Jun 2017
As e-commerce reshapes fulfillment and transportation, the effects are evident among logistics companies that make the Fortune 500 list of largest US companies.
06 Jun 2017
AirBridgeCargo Airlines continued to outpace its European rivals with traffic soaring 17 percent in the first quarter as it increased its freighter fleet and expanded its global network.
02 Jun 2017
All regions, expect Latin America, reported higher traffic.
10 May 2017
Cargolux Airlines and Emirates SkyCargo have signed a memorandum of understanding for an operational partnership in the latest tie-up between carriers in the challenging air transport market.
05 May 2017
Traffic on the Europe-Asia Pacific routes surged 34 percent in the quarter driven partly by “sea freight restraints.”
04 May 2017
Capacity was trimmed by 1.1 percent during the quarter.
03 May 2017
The strong March performance resulted in first-quarter traffic growing nearly 11 percent year-over-year.
27 Apr 2017
Traffic measured in revenue cargo tonne kilometers grew 6.3 percent.
27 Apr 2017
Cargolux posted a sharply reduced profit and lower revenue in 2016.
27 Apr 2017
Japan’s international air cargo trade will rise for the second successive year.
26 Apr 2017
March was a good month for the Asian air cargo industry, with the recovering markets accelerating further on rising regional import-export activity.
20 Apr 2017
The partnership was struck after more than a year of negotiations.
18 Apr 2017
European airlines accounted for half of the increase in global air cargo traffic to a five-year high in 2016.
23 Mar 2017
Freight volumes have surged 23 percent in the first two months of 2017.
23 Mar 2017
BCOs are looking to air freight as an alternative to shipping cargo from North Europe to Asia as ocean space remains tight.
17 Mar 2017
The first quarter for Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is looking good, at least from a cargo perspective, following strong air freight growth in January and February.
17 Mar 2017
“Working together in a cartel ... does not fly with the Commission.”
16 Mar 2017
Lufthansa Cargo sank into the red in 2016.
15 Mar 2017
Fierce competition and overcapacity in 2016 led to Cathay Pacific recording its worst annual result in eight years.
14 Mar 2017
The fines could total $850 million.
14 Mar 2017
Air cargo needs to modernize and improve its service levels to meet customer expectations, according to IATA's chief executive.
06 Mar 2017
The global air cargo rally continued into 2017.
24 Feb 2017
The competitive trading environment of 2015 continued into 2016.
07 Feb 2017
The increase will be the second consecutive year of growth.
06 Feb 2017
The global air cargo market grew to a five-year high in 2016 but is facing threats.
24 Jan 2017
Cathay Pacific has relocated its cargo-handling operations in Frankfurt to Lufthansa Cargo’s terminal at Europe’s biggest air freight hub.
10 Jan 2017
The modal shift to air cargo following the collapse of South Korean container line Hanjin Shipping may have contributed to the increased demand.
04 Jan 2017
It has been a long time since the air cargo industry had a peak season to remember for the right reasons, but a solid end to 2016 has done the trick.
04 Jan 2017
Heavy-lift cargo airlines Antonov and Volga-Dnepr have gone their separate ways.