Capacity & Demand

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

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

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

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

WCS 2017: De Juniac optimistic about air cargo growth, innovation

March 14, 2017 at 4:45 pm 0 comments

ABU DHABI, UAE — Optimism has come to air cargo. It’s not often that an IATA World Cargo Symposium starts off with a positive message about the industry, but in yesterday’s opening address, IATA director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said he wanted to “share an optimistic view, whichRead More

WCS 2017: Discourse matters: CEIV stakeholders must be frank about their limitations

WCS 2017: Discourse matters: CEIV stakeholders must be frank about their limitations

March 13, 2017 at 9:57 am 0 comments

  ABU DHABI, UAE — “The two areas that are the weakest links are ground handling and temperature mapping, there is still a lot of black area in the cargo hold,” Aynur Rasulova-Rzepa, independent validator for IATA told a CEIV Pharma workshop at the 11th IATA World Cargo Symposium inRead More

Economic realities slow U.S. aviation ambitions in Cuba

Economic realities slow U.S. aviation ambitions in Cuba

March 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Following an epidemic of delays and capacity reductions by American carriers, FedEx has filed for a six-month extension to inaugurate U.S.- Cuba scheduled, all-cargo air services. The Memphis-based integrator cited “inextricable dynamics, such as securing and establishing business relationships with Cuban service providers, in relation to air operations support services,Read More

American Cargo breaks volume records at Heathrow

American Cargo breaks volume records at Heathrow

March 6, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

The American Airlines Cargo team at Heathrow (LHR) broke its fourth daily record since August 2016, moving nearly 489.8 tonnes of freight into and out of LHR, a record for a single day’s throughput. Record-breaking volumes through LHR are even more remarkable, given that the airport has been operating atRead More