Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

03 Jul 2020
There were encouraging signs for air cargo in June, but uncertainty over demand patterns and available capacity is clouding the industry outlook through the summer.
Lufthansa planes.
02 May 2013
Lufthansa Cargo boosted operating profit by 35 percent in the traditionally weak first quarter and said it expects full year earnings to better its 2012 result as it continues to cull capacity in line with weak global demand.
01 May 2013
Air freight markets weakened in March, and the improvement in air cargo growth rates that began towards the end of 2012 has stalled, according to figures released by the International Air Transport Association.
30 Apr 2013
Japan’s ANA Holdings Inc., the parent firm of All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA), said on Tuesday that its group net profit surged 53.1 percent in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, from a year earlier to 43.140 billion yen ($440.20 million) despite a slump in cargo operations.
30 Apr 2013
Japan Airlines Corp. said on Tuesday that its group net profit tumbled 8.0 percent in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, from a year earlier to 171.672 billion yen ($1.75 billion), despite revenue growth.
30 Apr 2013
A National Airlines B747-400 cargo plane crashed on takeoff yesterday at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.
29 Apr 2013
One of the Middle East’s most senior airline executives has dismissed claims that the three major Mideast airlines are growing more than other carriers operating in the region because of unfair advantages.
29 Apr 2013
Cargo through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol rose slightly in the first quarter of 2013 to 366,269 metric tons, up 2.3 percent year-over-year.
TNT truck
29 Apr 2013
TNT Express’s first quarter revenue shrank 4.5 percent to 1.67 billion euros ($2.2 billion) as the Dutch parcel delivery company scaled back international operations to focus on its core European market in the wake of a collapsed takeover bid by its larger U.S. rival United Parcel Service.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport's reports strong cargo volume in the first quarter.
29 Apr 2013
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport reported its total cargo and mail volume for the first three months of 2013 was 37.3 million pounds, increasing 3.5 percent from the same period in 2012.
28 Apr 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. said that its international cargo volume rose for the first time in two months in March on a year-on-year basis, increasing 3.7 percent to 51,455 tons.
26 Apr 2013
U.S. Congress has passed a bill that will halt air traffic controllers from being furloughed as part of budget cuts related to sequestration.
26 Apr 2013
Southwest Airlines reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $59 million, including $6 million of special items, compared with $98 million in the first quarter of 2012, which included $116 million of special items.
26 Apr 2013
Qatar has presented the International Civil Aviation Organization with an offer to serve as the new permanent seat of the United Nations agency.
25 Apr 2013
Cargolux’s losses almost doubled in 2012 to $35.1 million from $18.3 million a year earlier, as Europe’s largest all-cargo airline struggled to cut costs amid depressed demand and continued overcapacity across the global air freight industry.
24 Apr 2013
The International Air Transport Association has presented an agenda for aviation in the U.S. to be a strategic catalyst for economic growth and development during President Obama’s second term.
24 Apr 2013
In preparation for the European Union air freight security regulations going into effect in Germany on April 29, 2013, Logwin has invested in a second X-ray scanner and more manpower for...
23 Apr 2013
MASkargo, Cathay Pacific and Thai Airways International have settled with the New Zealand Commerce Commission for fixing air cargo prices between February 2000 and February 2006...
23 Apr 2013
Singapore Changi Airport reported air freight volume in March rose 2.5 percent year-over-year to 167,200 metric tons of cargo.
22 Apr 2013
Southwest Airlines has started shipping cargo on AirTran Airways under the Southwest Airlines Cargo brand.
22 Apr 2013
The International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Cargo Association have signed a declaration of intent to strengthen their cooperation on technical matters.
18 Apr 2013
Japanese containerized cargo trade will rise 2.6 percent in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, from a year earlier to 12.760 million 20-foot equivalent units, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
18 Apr 2013
AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, today reported a net loss of $341 million for the first quarter of 2013, an improvement of 79.4 percent from a net loss of $1.7 billion in the first quarter of 2012.
16 Apr 2013
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its temporary ground stop on flights into Boston Logan International Airport, following Monday’s bomb explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon, USA Today reports.
IAG Cargo will add 108 tons of freight capacity to its London-Seattle route.
16 Apr 2013
IAG Cargo will offer additional freight capacity on three new passenger flights between London and Seattle, beginning Oct. 27, 2013.
15 Apr 2013
Andrew Kemp, TT Club’s regional director of freight transport for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, has suggested that insurance brokers take note of the future of the Middle East, particularly Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Hactl air cargo volume. Source: Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.
12 Apr 2013
The first three months of 2013 show a 1.1 percent increase in imports and a 3.6 percent decrease in exports when compared to the same period in 2012 handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.
12 Apr 2013
By the end of April, DHL Express
12 Apr 2013
Finnair Cargo has launched a freighter flight service from New York to Brussels.
11 Apr 2013
Etihad Cargo has added Washington, D.C., to its global cargo network, in addition to boosting frequency to Hong Kong courtesy of partner Air Seychelles.
11 Apr 2013
From January to March, Fraport Group’s five majority-owned airports handled 555,737 metric tons of cargo, an increase of 1.7 percent year-over-year.
11 Apr 2013
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has kept disruptions to a minimum at the Los Angeles and Long Beach seaports and Los Angeles International Airport by working with the trade community to prioritize allocation of resources during this period of sequestration, a top Customs official said yesterday.
10 Apr 2013
Lufthansa Cargo reported a sharply lower decline in freight traffic in March, ending a long run of steep monthly falls an
09 Apr 2013
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume declined for the first time in 13 months in February on a year-on-year basis, tumbling 6.3 percent to 39,787 tons.
09 Apr 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corporation, reported March cargo figures for their principal subsidiary, showing a slump to 161,063 million ton miles, down 4.6 percent from the 168,775 million ton miles...
08 Apr 2013
Deborah Ale Flint, Port of Oakland’s acting executive director, will join the California state trade mission to China, which will be led by California’s Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and coordinated by the Bay Area Council.