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Rumors swirl about Amazon acquiring more freighters

Rumors swirl about Amazon acquiring more freighters

March 17, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Have you heard the latest out of Amazon? In the last couple of days Air Cargo World and our sister publication Cargo Facts have received word from two separate sources that Amazon is in talks to acquire more freighter aircraft. You may want to sit down when you hear how manyRead More

More freighters hunt for loads across the pond

More freighters hunt for loads across the pond

September 5, 2016 at 5:48 pm 1 comment

The North Atlantic seems to be an unlikely arena for new freighter services, but maindeck lift between Europe and North America is on the rise, thanks to several operators. In July, Qatar Airways boosted its footprint in the trans-Atlantic market with the launch of new freighter flights to New YorkRead More

Vietstar Air looks to move beyond military roots into cargo

Vietstar Air looks to move beyond military roots into cargo

March 31, 2016 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Following its application with Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport for an “air transport business license,” the commercial arm of Vietnam’s Air force, Vietstar Air, could soon become the country’s first airline to operate commercial freighters, according to local media sources.  At present, Vietstar Air provides the occasional passenger or cargo charter,Read More

FAA: Air cargo to grow 3.5 percent annually through 2036

FAA: Air cargo to grow 3.5 percent annually through 2036

March 29, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) posted a bright outlook in its annual market review and forecast, noting that it expects total air cargo traffic, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), to grow by 4.5 percent in 2016, followed by stable growth averaging 3.5 percent over the next 20 years.Read More

Amazon gains right to own 19.9 percent of ATSG

Amazon gains right to own 19.9 percent of ATSG

March 9, 2016 at 8:27 pm 0 comments

Now that the long-rumored ATSG-Amazon deal for twenty 767 freighters is out in the open, it’s time to consider what affect this monumental announcement will have on the express business. In this article from sister publication Cargo Facts, editor David Harris looks at the ramifications of the warrants for AmazonRead More

AF-KLM finds black ink, but cargo losses mount

AF-KLM finds black ink, but cargo losses mount

February 22, 2016 at 10:00 pm 0 comments

It’s been a long, hard climb back to overall profitability for Air France-KLM, which reported a 2015 net income of €118 million, compared to its €225 million loss in the strike-plagued 2014 – its first annual net profit since March of 2011. However, cargo figures continued to show declines, withRead More

Destination Unknown: What the future may hold for freighters

Destination Unknown: What the future may hold for freighters

November 9, 2015 at 11:23 pm 0 comments

By its very nature, airfreight logistics is a global, macro-economic industry, but it’s sometimes easy to fall into the habit of short-range thinking. Take freighter aircraft, for example: Earlier this year, much of the buzz in the industry was about the coming decline of maindeck cargo. With the rise ofRead More

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia have applied for antitrust immunity in order to operate a joint business on transatlantic flights.

IAG Cargo, Qatar expand freighter-sharing deal

August 5, 2015 at 11:06 pm 0 comments

A year and a half ago, IAG Cargo decided to get rid of its freighter fleet and focus instead on sharing limited freighter capacity with other carriers. In recent months, the controversial decision may be showing signs of bearing fruit as the carrier announced commercial revenues of €259 million forRead More