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International Air Freight

News coverage of the international air cargo industry, including profits and loss, expansions, trade and more.

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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

And Antonov plane.
28 Mar 2018
Life has been good for heavy-lift air cargo operator Antonov after the breakup with its partner, with the company notching job wins in oil and gas, energy, aerospace, agriculture, telecommunications, and other industries. But that, in a sense, was not surprising, given its advantage — seven AN-124-100 freighters with payloads capable of transporting 150 metric tons.
19 Mar 2018
E-commerce and pharmaceuticals are driving up air cargo volume and leading the industry into a period of sustainable growth.
12 Mar 2018
Aligning capacity with fluctuating demand and sticker-shock pricing is always a tough dance in the air cargo spot market, and it is getting more difficult.
09 Mar 2018
The scheduled Hong Kong-LAX freighter service to be launched by Flexport is aimed at locking in space on the busy route.
FedEx - one of the world's leading air freight companies.
13 Feb 2018
Driven by rising e-commerce sales, last year saw a 9.5 percent surge in global air freight tonnage for the 12 months ended Nov. 2017 — the industry’s strongest performance since the global financial crisis of 2010; and the uptrend is expected to continue in 2018.
22 Jan 2018
The recovering air cargo market is generating unprecedented growth at selected airports in Asia and Europe.
15 Jan 2018
The space-choked China-US air freight routes may see rate levels reach incredible highs as demand overpowers supply ahead of Chinese New Year.
14 Dec 2017
Strong and sustained air cargo volume pouring through Europe is having positive and negative effects on the airport gateways.
13 Dec 2017
Global air logistics leaders say their focus for 2018 continues to be on technology and processes.
11 Dec 2017
Freight rates for air cargo are rising steadily and space is at a premium with no slowing of demand.
06 Dec 2017
Peak season demand is using up all available capacity and pushing up rates to unheard of levels.
24 Nov 2017
Holiday orders up 20 percent, strong demand reported from airlines and logistics providers — the good times continue to roll for the air cargo business.
22 Nov 2017
These are the best of times for the global airline industry but look like the worst of times for UK carriers and airports as they sweat over Brexit.
18 Nov 2017
Shippers are scrambling for space on aircraft and paying more for their cargo as robust volume in Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trades quickly mop up available capacity.
14 Nov 2017
The sales figures surrounding China's Single's Day are predictably large, but the online shopping promotion continues robust 2017 e-commerce demand that is driving up air cargo volume.
10 Nov 2017
Netherlands airport hub Schiphol is considering a government proposal aimed at solving its landing rights crisis impacting all-cargo flights.
04 Oct 2017
Peak season still on the way.
08 Sep 2017
Hurricane Irma’s arrival this weekend threatens to roil US supply chains and seriously impact trucking rates.
08 Sep 2017
July’s performance was the third straight month of double-digit gains.
30 Aug 2017
An early peak season is expected in the air cargo sector.
11 Aug 2017
Heathrow continues to outpace growth at Frankfurt airport.
02 Aug 2017
All regions posted growth.
31 Jul 2017
Schiphol’s second-quarter results are the latest in a string of strong performances by European airports and cargo airlines.
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.
25 May 2017
The strong growth in air cargo volumes out of Asia has continued through April, driven by international demand.