Moscow-based AirBridgeCargo is known for its rapidly growing scheduled freighter business, but in parallel, the carrier’s charter business is also booming. Looking back on 2016, ABC says the number of charter flights it operated last year was up 47 percent year-over-year, compared to 2015. Cargo charters are often the onlyRead More
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Just when the industry thought the sun was setting on Boeing’s most iconic workhorse jet, the aviation giant announced a firm order for fourteen 747-8Fs, plus options for up to 14 more, from express giant UPS. The announcement is being seen as a possible game-changer for the storied jumbo freighter,Read More
Boeing and CargoLogicAir took advantage of the Farnborough International Airshow to announce the delivery of the first of five potential 747-8Fs that the U.K. based subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Group hopes to receive within its first five years of operations. CargoLogicAir earned its U.K. Air Operator Certificate early in 2016Read More
As all-cargo carrier Cargolux celebrated its 45th anniversary this week, the Luxembourg-based airline said it is seeking additional 747 freighters for its “Cargolux China” joint venture. While an earlier Reuters release said Cargolux was in negotiations with Boeing for five new 747-8Fs for the joint venture carrier, Air Cargo World’sRead More
Cargolux completed its first regularly scheduled flight from its main hub in Luxembourg to Manaus, Brazil, making the city in the heart of the Amazon rainforest the 100th destination to be served by the all-cargo carrier’s new 747-8 freighters. The 747-8F touched down on Jan. 25 at Eduardo Gomes InternationalRead More
SEOUL — Boeing’s biennial World Air Cargo forecast paints a rosy next two decades for the industry with an annual growth rate of 4.7 percent over the next 20 years, more than doubling global airfreight traffic by 2013. Boeing unveiled its forecast at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum here onRead More
Boeing and AirBridgeCargo Airlines marked the delivery of the airline’s fifth new 747-8 freighter. “ABC has already experienced the outstanding payload and operating economics of the 747-8 family,” Denis Ilin, executive president of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, said. “We are really excited to receive our fifth 747-8 Freighter.” With its delivery, ABCRead More
Etihad Cargo has increased its tonnage uplift capability by 62 percent with new aircraft deliveries.