Capacity & Demand

WorldACD: Airfreight’s ‘fairytale’ continues, with surging May volumes, yields

WorldACD: Airfreight’s ‘fairytale’ continues, with surging May volumes, yields

July 3, 2017 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

The folks running the numbers for freight carriers these days must be looking over their shoulders for Ashton Kutcher to jump out and yell, “You’re Punk’d!” WorldACD, for instance, certainly misread the indicators, writing last month that “the size of the March-April drop in 2017 may act as a caveatRead More

CAE 10-year pilot demand outlook anticipates 255,000 new pilot vacancies

CAE 10-year pilot demand outlook anticipates 255,000 new pilot vacancies

June 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

CAE has published its 10-year pilot demand outlook, and the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare training company is warning that the airline industry will need to produce 70 new type-rated pilots per day to meet global demand, a rate that many doubt will be possible given the currentRead More

Turkish Cargo adds second Nigeria service to Kano

Turkish Cargo adds second Nigeria service to Kano

June 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

In what appears to be an almost monthly occurrence, Turkish Cargo, one of the world’s fastest-growing freight operations, is expanding yet again – this time in West Africa. Starting July 4, the carrier is launching weekly cargo flights to Kano, Nigeria, also touching down in Dakar, Senegal. The added DakarRead More

Asia-to-North America airfreight rates post strong annual gains in May

Asia-to-North America airfreight rates post strong annual gains in May

June 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Despite data by Asian carriers of a solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, Drewry’s East-West Airfreight Price Index dropped by 3.1 percent, month-over-month, in May on Asia-to-North America routes. That’s not necessarily bad news. TheRead More

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

June 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” TurkishRead More

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

June 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Government-owned low-cost carrier flydubai and logistic software provider Mercator inked a seven-year extension to their air cargo management contract. The renewal means that flydubai will continue using Mercator’s technology platform, providing cargo management and cargo revenue accounting services. Mercator said it will provide the expertise and technology to upgrade flydubai’sRead More

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

Armstrong’s 3PL report calls 2016 ‘mediocre’ for U.S. airfreight

June 16, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

While the third-party logistics (3PL) market had a “mediocre” year in the United States, global 3PL revenues reached US$802 billion in 2016 and are on track to exceed $962 billion in 2020, according to the latest 3PL report by market research firm, Armstrong & Associates. The report, titled “Third-Party LogisticsRead More

Heathrow Airport, American Airlines 777 on stand during cargo loading, May 2013.

Airfreight yield and demand growth accelerate in May

June 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as in March 2017, but an improvement over April (which was by no means weak). From the revenue data available, itRead More