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DFW: Balancing cargo needs for the short and long term

March 28, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

It’s hard enough to stay one step ahead of the competition – try thinking three decades down the road. That’s the challenge that John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategy and development for Dallas–Fort Worth Airport (DFW), said he must contend with in today’s fickle and often unpredictable airRead More

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

March 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Air cargo markets across Asia picked up momentum last month, posting solid increases in demand, according to preliminary February traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo demand for member carriers registered growth of 11.3 percent in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), compared to February lastRead More

International trade drives Aeroflot cargo business

International trade drives Aeroflot cargo business

March 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. Moscow-based Aeroflot, located midway between Europa and Asia, saw cargo and mail volumes grow 29.2 percent in February, driven by strong international freight volumes, while domestic volumes were flat. Full-year revenues for the Russian carrier rose 19.4Read More

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

March 27, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to 14 in early 2007. However, byRead More

FedEx CFO: ‘If I were you guys, I would forget Q3’

FedEx CFO: ‘If I were you guys, I would forget Q3’

March 22, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

FedEx reported net income in its fiscal third quarter up 10.8 percent to US$562 million, as revenue rose 18.5 percent to $15 billion. Reported operating income was also up strongly (18.6 percent) to $1.03 billion. Great results, right? Well, yes, and no. Because, as has become almost usual with financialRead More

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Ethiopian Airlines adds Ahmedabad to India cargo network

March 22, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

Ethiopian Airlines announced that it will add Ahmedabad, the carrier’s fifth cargo gateway to India, to its global cargo network as of March 28, 2017. The Addis Ababa based carrier also finalized preparations to launch new flights to Victoria Falls, Oslo and Antananarivo, set to start 26-28 March 2017. EthiopianRead More

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

FAA predicts 3.1 percent growth in air cargo, driven by international trade

March 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

The FAA predicts brisk cargo growth for U.S. carriers, to the tune of 3.1 percent annually for the next two decades, as well as a shift towards maindeck cargo, according to the agency’s just releases 2017-2037 Aerospace Forecast. These cheerful numbers are predicated on booming international trade, an interesting takeawayRead More

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

Amazon, DHL reported to be in partnership in Cincinnati

March 21, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Soon after Amazon made its announcement last month that it would build a huge new air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG), rumors began circulating about a possible partnership with DHL’s Americas Hub. Well, according to a story in The Lane Report, the rumors appear to be true. As reportedRead More