Delta Cargo, Air France-KLM to share Delta’s Seattle warehouse

Delta Cargo and partner Air France-KLM have added Seattle to the list of cities in which the two carriers share facilities in anticipation of higher monthly airfreight volumes. Delta Cargo and its partners have employed this co-locating strategy in hub cities across the nation – namely Atlanta, Boston, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Detroit, New York, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 29, 2018

Airfreight rates rise through early 2018

According to the latest figures in Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index, airfreight rates so far in 2018 are bucking the typical pattern of decline following the traditional “peak season” late last year. Rather than easing back as usual, freight rates increased by 3 percent, month-over-month, in February, marking only the second time in six years […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 29, 2018

AAPA reports traffic growth in February

In one of the first signs that suggest the Chinese New Year has had little effect on air cargo demand this year, the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) said 2017’s airfreight growth has carried well into the new year, reporting a 7.3 percent increase in air cargo volume in February among its Asia-Pacific member […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 26, 2018

Pouwels will lead Schiphol cargo team in new department

Following February’s decision to move Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) cargo department under the umbrella of the airport’s new Aviation Department, AMS has announced that the current director of business development for cargo, Bart Pouwels, will lead the cargo team in the new department, effective April 2. The new division at AMS includes five teams: Cargo; […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 19, 2018

Fraport Group shows growth in revenue, cargo volume in 2017

Largely on the strength of strong performance by its largest property, Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Fraport Group reported increases in both revenue and cargo throughput for 2017, according to a release of its year-end financial statement results. FRA, the company’s major cash cow, has become Europe’s busiest airport in terms of volume; the hub accounted for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 16, 2018

IATA January figures point to ‘solid, rather than spectacular’ growth

Airfreight’s dramatic upswing in 2017 makes the year a tough act to follow, and industry data reported by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) indicates 2018 is unlikely to outshine the volume growth of the past year. IATA reported a robust – but not remarkable – industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth rate of 8 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 8, 2018

How is 2018 shaping up? Results unclear, say industry groups

With airfreight performance results in for January, indicating 9.4 percent year-over-year growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among Asia-Pacific carriers, and 16.8 percent y-o-y yield growth worldwide, industry groups WorldACD and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) are optimistic for the year ahead. However, the sunny forecast comes with a “wait and see” attitude […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • February 28, 2018

Changi Airport continues to increase its cargo throughput

Not missing a beat from last year, Changi Airport is off to strong start in 2018 for cargo handling. The Singapore-based hub’s January 2018 numbers indicated a 10.7 percent rise in throughput, year-over-year, processing 175,590 tonnes during the month. This monthly increase follows record-breaking yearly totals for 2017, when the major hub broke the 2 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 26, 2018

AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 21, 2018

Late 2017 surge helps lift traffic figures for Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a long-awaited turnaround in the carrier’s freight traffic, which increased 3.3 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2017 – a modest increase by industry standards, but a significant shift for the company after years of declining traffic volume. While the carrier’s 3.3 percent, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 16, 2018

Cargo growth continues for Fraport airports in January

The first month of 2018 shows promising growth in cargo throughput for many of Fraport’s airports – this in the wake of Fraport and IT service provider Dakosy’s announcement of an endeavor to implement a fully digital cargo portal at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). FRA, Fraport’s biggest subsidiary, announced a modest increase of 1.3 percent in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 13, 2018

Turkish Cargo starts weekly perishables service between Istanbul, Liège

One of Europe’s most cargo-friendly airports is now seeing traffic coming from one of the continent’s fastest-growing cargo operations. Starting today, Turkish Cargo will begin weekly service, using an A330-200 freighter, between Istanbul and Liège, thanks in large part to Europe’s growing appetite for perishables. According to Liège Airport (LGG), the carrier, a subsidiary of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 13, 2018

Amazon begins two-hour Whole Foods delivery service via Prime Now

It’s been nearly six months since the announcement of the Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition, and more tangible evidence is being released about new services that the tie-up will bring to the grocery distribution supply chain. Late last week, Amazon launched a new two-hour delivery service for food from select Whole Foods Market locations in the United […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 12, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: What’s more valuable? Passengers or cargo?

At the start of the new year, one can be forgiven for being overly optimistic about the future. But there are limits. One case in point comes from an article written in 1953 by Milton A. Caine, the former managing editor of Air Transportation magazine – the precursor to Air Cargo World. Titled “Cargo Will […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 9, 2018
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