Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

23 Sep 2020
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine out to the furthest reaches of the world is going to require an immense effort from the air cargo supply chain, says IATA’s outgoing head of cargo Glyn Hughes, but it will be under his successor’s watch.
17 Oct 2011
Cargo carried by Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair contracted for the sixth straight month in September as demand for
17 Oct 2011
Operators at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport said they are ready to divert flights and close terminals if
17 Oct 2011
The worst monsoon floods to hit Thailand in decades have crippled the country’s international trade as rushing waters prevent workers from reaching their offices, flood warehouses and stall fact
14 Oct 2011
The capital of Bangladesh is not associated with huge air cargo volume, but, in April, Lufthansa Cargo entered the market with a weekly MD-11 freighter operating from Dhaka to Frankfurt via India.
13 Oct 2011
Japanese containerized cargo exports will slow to 0.2 percent in fiscal 2011, which started on April 1, after growing 9.2 percent the fiscal year previous, said a Japanese research firm.
13 Oct 2011
SHENZHEN – Lufthansa Cargo CEO Karl Ulrich Garnadt says the carrier remains committed to an expansion plan at Frankurt Airport despite the “major setback” from a court that banned ba
13 Oct 2011
Frankfurt airport in September handled 5.3 percent less freight than a year ago and London Heathrow’s cargo traffic shrunk 3.7 percent, highlighting the accelerating slowdown in the global air c
13 Oct 2011
Cargolux has loaded cargo onto its first 747-8 freighter and will take over a second aircraft Thursday, after settling a
12 Oct 2011
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12 Oct 2011
Lufthansa Cargo carried 5.1 percent less freight in September than a year ago, in contrast to a significantly smaller decline at Air France-KLM and a slight increase at IAG, the merged British Airways
12 Oct 2011
Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter services are facing serious disruption and sizable financial losses after a court banned night flights at its Frankfurt airport hub.
11 Oct 2011
Oak Hill Capital Partners injected $55 million into Southern Air Holdings so the air cargo carrier can expand its fleet of 777Fs and 747-400s.
11 Oct 2011
Struggling Japan Airlines said that its international cargo volume dropped for the 15th successive month in August on a year-over-year basis, plummeting 54 percent to 18,815 tons.
10 Oct 2011
Ferrovial cut its stake in BAA to below 50 percent, in a deal valuing the operator of London Heathrow, Europe’s third largest cargo airport, at about $7.4 billion.
10 Oct 2011
Air France-KLM’s cargo traffic in September dipped 3.4 percent year-over-year as a steep decline on the Asia-Pacific network outweighed a small increase in Americas traffic.
10 Oct 2011
Qatar Airways is launching scheduled freighter services to Atlanta, Houston and Toronto, the latest expansion in the Gulf Arab carrier’s bid to become one of the world’s biggest air cargo
10 Oct 2011
Philippines Airlines’ cargo business resumed last weekend after one of the country’s largest cargo carriers completed the outsourcing of its operations.
10 Oct 2011
The Dublin Airport Authority signed a deal with U.S.-based Lynxs Group to establish a major air freight hub at Ireland’s Shannon Airport.
10 Oct 2011
Apollo Freight, a specialist in perishables logistics, has begun construction on a 16,000-square-foot refrigerated center adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport.
07 Oct 2011
The Transportation Security Administration will not meet its Dec. 31 deadline to screen all cargo on international passenger flights, the agency told industry stakeholders.
07 Oct 2011
The Drewry Air Freight Price Index for international rates out of Asia fell 10.1 percent in August compared to last year, but the recent dive in pricing showed signs of leveling off as the measure rem
07 Oct 2011
TNT Express issued a profit warning this week because of weak demand on Asia-Europe routes, the continued losses in the Americas and rising cost inflation in its key Chinese market.
07 Oct 2011
Ethiopian Airlines became the first African customer for the 777 freighter, placing an order for f
06 Oct 2011
A European Union scheme compelling all airlines to pay for carbon emissions on flights to and from the 27-nation bloc from next January is legal, the EU’s highest court said in a preliminary opi
06 Oct 2011
International Airlines Group, the owner of the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, boosted cargo traffic in September by 1.6 percent year-over-year as the Spanish airline’s growth compensated
05 Oct 2011
The North American fleet of passenger aircraft will grow 41 percent over the next 20 years, according to Boeing, but the largest growth will come in narrowbody planes unsuited to heavier cargo transpo
04 Oct 2011
Cargo traffic at Cathay Pacific Airways fell 9.7 percent year-over-year in August and the carrier said demand remained weak into September even as the peak fall shipping season approached.
03 Oct 2011
Cargolux is expected to take delivery this month of its first 747-8 freighter after settling a contract dispute
03 Oct 2011
The downturn in the global air cargo market accelerated sharply in August with traffic shrinking 3.8 p
03 Oct 2011
U.S. automotive imports from Japan plummeted after the March earthquake and tsunami, falling 36.5 percent year-over-year in April.
03 Oct 2011
The arrival late last month of a China Cargo Airlines freighter at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was supposed to launch a service aimed at raising the city’s role in global trade.
28 Sep 2011
Cargo traffic for Asia-Pacific airlines fell 5.8 percent in August as carriers pulled back freight capacity even as the industry’s peak shipping season neared.
28 Sep 2011
Colombia’s Avianca will pay about $500 million for four A330-200 freighters, as the South American country’s flagship airline readies itself for the passage of a free trade pact with the U
28 Sep 2011
Kintetsu World Express, Japan’s second-largest international forwarder, said on Wednesday it will pay a $10.5 million fine to settle a U.S. antitrust case.
26 Sep 2011
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner toured the UPS Worldport air hub at Louisville, Ky., Monday, as part of the Obama administration’s push for an infrastructure investment program to spur the e