Air Cargo

Air Cargo

News & Analysis

18 May 2022
In just 18 months, CMA CGM has gone from providing air cargo as part of its CEVA Logistics suite of services to becoming a major player in the global air freight market.
03 Jun 2013
The world’s airlines will post a collective profit of $12.7 billion this year, 20 percent higher than an earlier forecast of $10.6 billion in March, as cheaper fuel and cost savings offset sluggish global economic growth, the International Air Transport Association said.
Etihad Cargo Boeing 747-8F
31 May 2013
Etihad Cargo and Atlas Air Worldwide are partnering on a new round-the-world freighter service.
30 May 2013
Turkish Cargo will increase its flights to Guangzhou, China, from one flight per week to two flights per week, starting June 6.
29 May 2013
Air freight markets in April experienced “modest growth” of 1.4 percent compared with April 2012, helping to offset the 2.6 percent year-over-year decline in March and continuing an 18-month trend of flatness in the cargo markets...
29 May 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, signed an agreement to acquire Panasonic Logistics Co., the wholly owned logistics arm of electronics giant Panasonic Corp.
28 May 2013
Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates moved 199,985 metric tons of freight in April, rising 7.3 percent from 186,385 metric tons in April 2012.
28 May 2013
Singapore Changi Airport handled 145,600 metric tons of cargo in April, dropping 1.8 percent compared with April 2012.
28 May 2013
The International Civil Aviation Organization has confirmed that it received a letter from Qatar advising the United Nations agency that it has decided to withdraw its earlier offer to become ICAO’s new permanent seat.
28 May 2013
Cargolux is resisting union demands that it repays $12.5 million of planned labor cost savings to employees if it returns to profit in 2014.
24 May 2013
Turkish Cargo will launch freighter services to Entebbe, Uganda, and Kigali, Rwanda, effective June 3, and one weekly flight to Karachi, Pakistan, and Singapore, starting June 5.
24 May 2013
European Union regulators approved a trans-Atlantic joint venture between Lufthansa, United Airlines and Air Canada after the carriers agreed to give up landing and take-off slots at Frankfurt and New York.
21 May 2013
Cargo throughput at Hong Kong International Airport reached 342,000 metric tons in April, up 4.5 percent year-over-year.
21 May 2013
Polar Air Cargo plans to upgrade its 767 intra-Asia services and 747 trans-Pacific services, starting in early June.
21 May 2013
Finnair Cargo will add more air freight capacity to and from Brussels, starting June 6.
15 May 2013
Cathay Pacific Airways reported that Cathay Pacific and Dragonair combined carried 123,805 metric tons of cargo and mail in April, falling 0.6 percent compared with April 2012.
14 May 2013
Fraport, which operates Frankfurt Airport in Germany, handled 174,047 metric tons of cargo, including transit, in April, sliding 0.1 percent from April 2012.
14 May 2013
The leading air carriers in the Middle East such as Qatar Airways, Emirates and Saudi Airlines have been investing heavily in their fleets and networks and winning market share, both in the passenger and freight markets. Etihad Airways is following much the same path, and managing to remain in the black.
14 May 2013
Deutsche Post DHL’s profit edged 2.9 percent higher in the first quarter as strong growth in its international express and a boom in German parcel deliveries offset the impact of a weak European economy.
13 May 2013
Etihad Cargo has unveiled its new loyalty program for freight forwarders called CargoConnect, a free mileage earning program that rewards companies for every booking made with the United Arab Emirates cargo operator.
13 May 2013
Incheon Airport handled 576,343 tons of cargo in the first quarter of 2013, down 3.2 percent from 595,367 tons in the first quarter of 2012.
10 May 2013
Etihad Cargo, part of Etihad Airways, has updated its summer schedule to reflect investments in capacity, flight frequency increases and new freighter routings and destinations.
10 May 2013
Global air freight traffic continues to exhibit “signs of weakness” with an overall year-over-year decline of 1.0 percent in March, according to the Airports Council International.
10 May 2013
International Airlines Group, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, saw cargo revenue decline 7.2 percent in the first quarter from a year ago, largely due to a collapse in traffic at its troubled Spanish unit.
10 May 2013
EmiratesSkyCargo’s revenue rose 8 percent to $2.8 billion in fiscal 2012/13 from a year ago as the fast-growing Middle East carrier expanded its network and added four Boeing 777 freighters to its fleet.
09 May 2013
IAS Logistics has plans to replicate its Texas Trucking Operation in Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.
09 May 2013
Air Transport Services Group reported net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $8.5 million, increasing 32.2 percent from $6.4 million in the first quarter of 2012.
perishables, air cargo loading
09 May 2013
Operators in the perishables sector of the global air cargo market are seeing gains while volume in other sectors has declined.
09 May 2013
The parent of American Airlines, AMR Corporation, reported April cargo figures for its principal subsidiary, showing a slump to 146,990 million ton miles, down 3.2 percent from 151,878 million ton miles reported in April 2012.
08 May 2013
Dubai World Central handled 53,974 metric tons of freight in the first quarter of 2013, a 7.8 percent increase from 50,062 metric tons in the first quarter of 2012...
08 May 2013
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, said on May 8 that its net profit sank 11.6 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2012, which ended on March 31, to 23.831 billion yen ($240.72 million) on a consolidated basis.
08 May 2013
United Airlines reported cargo figures in April were 187,949 million revenue ton miles, falling 9 percent from 206,486 million ton miles in April 2012.
Hactl Air Cargo Volume. Source: Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd.
08 May 2013
Both exports and imports handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. showed year-over-year increases in April 2013.
08 May 2013
In the first quarter of 2013, cargo throughput at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport was about 493,000 metric tons, improving by 0.9 percent compared with the first quarter of 2012.
08 May 2013
Hochtief is selling its airport division to Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board for $1.95 billion, as Germany’s biggest construction company focuses on its core building business.
06 May 2013
Etihad Airways is expanding its fleet with a Boeing 747-8 Freighter.