Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

IAG Cargo’s 2016 full-year results out today show commercial revenue down 6.6 percent to €1.022 billion. “These are resilient results in the face of challenging market conditions,” said Drew Crawley, CEO at IAG Cargo. “Growing supply from freighter and new-generation passenger fleets have continued to outstrip flat demand for general freight.” The carrier will focus […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

Have love, will travel: Bye-bye to Bao Bao [VIDEO]

Amid sad protests from children around America’s capital city region, a giant panda that had been on loan from China for three years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., boarded a FedEx freighter flight to China earlier this week, leaving the U.S. to join a breeding program. The 777F left Dulles International […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 24, 2017

A strong quarter ends Atlas’ ‘historic year’

On the strength of a stellar fourth quarter and a boost from the e-commerce traffic obtained in last year’s freighter deal with Amazon, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) reported that 2016 was a historic year for the U.S.-based carrier. As David Harris notes in Cargo Facts, Air Cargo World‘s sister publication, AAWW posted strong numbers […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 23, 2017

Natilus Offers First Look at Freight Drone Prototype

Natilus is launching its first drone, by the second quarter, and ACW sister-publication Mobility Buzz has obtained the first look at the prototype, which the startup hope to transform into a full-sized freight drone that has the potential to profoundly change freight flows and cargo movement. The San Jose, Calif.-based company has been “on a sprint” since […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2017

UPS, Workhorse Group make successful autonomous drone test

UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of one of its brown vans, autonomously delivers packages and then returns to the vehicle while the van moves on to the next delivery. The drone delivery took place this Monday in Lithia, Florida. The test was conducted in collaboration with drone manufacturing company […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2017

Lockheed rolls out first LM-100J Super Hercules commercial freighter [VIDEO]

After a three-year wait, the LM-100J has finally arrived on the commercial market. Last week, Lockheed Martin rolled out the first of these propeller-driven, modified military aircraft, known as  “Super Hercules Commercial Freighters.” Lockheed expects the freighter’s first flight to happen this spring. Lockheed Martin, which has decades of success with the C-130J Super Hercules […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 20, 2017

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

After cruising for decades on high oil prices, the state of Alaska is scrambling to make up budget shortfalls by introducing a bill that would triple the state tax on jet fuel, sparking predictable dismay from several U.S.-based carriers that use Anchorage as a major trans-shipment hub on long-haul routes. Alaska Airlines, Delta Airlines and […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 17, 2017

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

Air France-KLM Cargo’s ongoing restructuring has failed to correct a slide in cargo volumes and revenues that has dogged the carrier since it’s merger in 2004. Cargo revenues fell especially hard last year, down 14.7 percent to €2.06 billion as the worlds most storied combined cargo carriers struggle to compete in a competitive marketplace. While […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 16, 2017

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

Airberlin announced plans to add three wide-body A330-200 aircraft, to be flown on additional long-haul flights to the United States, scheduled to begin this summer. In addition to growing the German carrier’s existing A330 fleet to 17, the aircraft will boost belly-hold capacity between Berlin Tegel and Orlando International, and two Californian destinations – San […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 16, 2017

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

With Valentine’s Day finally in the rear-view mirror, carriers like LATAM Cargo are savoring one of the mainstays of the Latin Americans airfreight business: the annual January surge in flower shipment. This year, the Chile-based carrier handled more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 short tons) in the three weeks leading up to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 15, 2017

Atlas Air to operate 747-400 freighter for Asiana Cargo

Atlas Air announced that it will soon operate one of its 747-400 freighters for Asiana Cargo on key trans-Pacific routes, connecting Korea with several destinations in the United States.  The service is scheduled to begin later this month. William J. Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, called the Asiana deal an “important addition” […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 14, 2017

Valentine’s day flower trade drives air cargo business [ VIDEO]

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day this year, Emirates SkyCargo has added four additional freighters from Nairobi, carrying an additional 350 tonnes of flowers into Amsterdam. LATAM Cargo announced that it is transporting more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 tons) in the three weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. Luxembourg-based Cargolux said […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 13, 2017

More freighter orders for Boeing

January was kind to Boeing in terms of freighter aircraft orders – especially if you consider the 767-200C a freighter. To start, Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines converted two 777 passenger aircraft orders to freighters, and an unidentified customer ordered one 777F. As shown in the chart, this brings Boeing’s total orders for the type to 168 (including […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 13, 2017

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move between Germany and Etihad’s Abu Dhabi […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 10, 2017
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