Pilots’ unions to enter mediation with Atlas Air Worldwide

Unions representing pilots that fly for DHL-contracted carriers Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo have requested to begin mediation with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW) via the National Mediation Board (NMB), stating that Atlas Air has “refused to engage in any further legally-mandated negotiations.” AAWW said they have strongly objected to such negotiations. […]

Hawaiian Airlines takes page from ASPIRE for Earth Day

Although the air cargo and aviation industries are hardly paragons of environmental excellence, given the number of daily flights, even small reductions can have a great impact. For today – Earth Day – at least one carrier is trying to do its part to reduce its global carbon footprint. To celebrate Earth Day, Hawaiian Airlines […]

Air Cargo World introduces Elevate 2016 conference in Miami

Big data, analytics, digitization and the rise of global e-commerce are changing the face of airfreight logistics forever. To help propel the airfreight industry forward, Air Cargo World is proud to announce the launch of Elevate 2016, the air cargo industry’s first event focused on innovation. Elevate 2016 will take place on October 10 at the Mandarin […]

Hot Ho Chi Minh commodities attract Cargolux

Export commodities from Vietnam’s rapidly growing industrial base in Ho Chi Minh City are driving the demand for airfreight, prompting Luxembourg-based Cargolux to increase the frequency of its scheduled freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City to three times weekly, beginning today. Cargolux first launched service to Ho Chi Minh City in 2007 and began […]

Air Canada, Cargojet to begin freighter service to Latin America, Europe

Canada-based Cargojet is close to finalizing a deal with Air Canada Cargo, which would, in essence, construct a cargo bridge between South America and Europe via Canada. The deal, still subject to route approval, would represent Canada’s first dedicated freighter flights to Latin America.  Once the deal is set, Cargojet would ACMI-lease and operate 767-300Fs aircraft […]

Korean Air Cargo and Uzbekistan Airways expand in Tehran

Following the removal of sanctions, cargo is once again flowing through Tehran; Korean Air Cargo and Uzbekistan Airways launched a new cargo partnership which will enable cargo moving within Korean Air Cargo’s network to reach Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport via Uzbekistan Air’s Navoi hub. Korean Air Cargo already partners with Uzbekistan Air to feed […]

Atlas completes Southern Air purchase as strike threat looms

The deal announced in January involving Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ (AAWW) acquisition of Southern Air Holdings has been finalized. With the US$110 million purchase, Atlas has expanded its fleet to 79 aircraft and strengthened its business relationship with DHL Express, which has raised concerns within Atlas’ pilots union. U.S.-based Southern Air Holdings, which was a […]

LATAM Group to integrate cargo affiliates under one brand

Prior to the second half of this year, LATAM Group airlines will begin the process of integrating cargo affiliates LAN Cargo, TAM Cargo, LAN Cargo Colombia and MAS Air into one entity. When complete, the carrier will become the largest cargo airline in Latin America, operating as LATAM Cargo.   LATAM Cargo plans to make […]

Freight 50: Top 50 cargo airlines/groups by FTK

Through the assistance of Air Cargo World’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, we looked at the IATA data list through a different lens, measuring performance in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), grouping some airlines by the parent companies to which they belong. So, for this modified version of the Freight 50, we have merged affiliated airlines under […]

Freight 50: Fastest growing & contracting carriers

Based on data from IATA and the U.S. Department of Transportation, here are the cargo carriers that experienced top 10 largest percentage changes – positive or negative – for combined domestic and international airfreight tonnage carried in 2014, compared to 2013. Most growth: Polar Air Cargo: +66.6% Hong Kong Airlines: +38.1% AirBridgeCargo Airlines: +21.4% Etihad […]

Freight 50: The top 50 cargo carriers

Rank Airline Last Year’s Rank Tonnage (000’s) +/- Previous Year (000’s) % Change From Previous Year  1  Federal Express  1  7,127  47  0.7  2  United Parcel Service **  2  4,240  154  3.8  3  Emirates  3  2,288  142  6.6  4  Korean Air  4  1,519  70  4.8  5  Cathay Pacific Airways  5  1,498  160  12.0  6  China […]
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