Korean Air Cargo expands freighter network in response to trade war

Korean Air has launched a freighter flight between Seoul (ICN) and Bangkok (BKK), operated twice a week with a 777F. The carrier has also relaunched a twice-weekly freighter flight between ICN and Manila (MNL), also operated with a 777F. The airline said that, as companies shift production bases to Southeast Asia, the demand for airfreight […]

David Kerr leaving CargoLogicAir

David Kerr, the CEO of London-based all-cargo carrier CargoLogicAir (CLA), is leaving his leadership position with the carrier. It is unclear at this time who will take over the vacant leadership role at CLA. However, The Loadstar has reported that the carrier will “consolidate the CEO role into the COO position,” which is held by […]

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]

ABC expands Norwegian seafood exports with third weekly 747F service

Just two weeks after Avinor AS, the operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), terminated an agreement to work with ground-handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on a planned seafood cargo handling facility, the company expanded its seafood exports from the airport with an additional scheduled freighter service. Yesterday, OSL welcomed the third weekly flight from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo […]

Atlas to fly 747-8Fs on behalf of Qantas Freight

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, which has had a long-standing ACMI lease agreement with Qantas Freight for the operation of two 747-400 freighters, said in a statement today that the agreement will be upgauged to cover ACMI leases of two 747-8Fs. According to flight tracking software FlightAware, the two -400Fs have flown trans-Pacific routes connecting Australia, […]

NCA outlines improvement plan for resuming operations

On 17 August, Nippon Cargo Airlines submitted an improvement plan to Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transportation and Tourism (MLIT) that centers around “revising the flight scale to match the size of the staff” and according to a statement released by the carrier’s parent NYK Group, will include consolidating the fleet and maintenance operations to […]

Cargolux, Emirates SkyCargo ink novel airfreight deal

MUNICH – Cargolux has entered into the first dedicated freighter and combo-carrier agreement of its kind, setting the stage for block and interline agreements that will allow the two carriers to use each other’s capacity for routes and capabilities beyond their own fleets. The landmark deal, announced here during the Air Cargo Europe conference, means […]

AirBridgeCargo charter flights up a whooping 47 percent in 2016

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 only supply chain solution available for […]

UPS 747-8F order breathes life into Boeing’s program

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, which, until today, had only […]

Boeing delivers first of five 747-8Fs to CargoLogicAir

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 2016 and commenced twice-weekly 747-400 ACMI […]

Cargolux seeks freighters for China joint venture

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’s sister publication, Cargo Facts, learned […]

Cargolux makes Manaus 100th 747-8F destination

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 International Airport, carrying a load of […]

Boeing expects air cargo traffic to double by 2033

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 on Tuesday. Randy Tinseth, vice president […]
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