DB Schenker to launch ORD-SYD freighter service

International logistics company DB Schenker has added a weekly 777 freighter service from Chicago (ORD) to Sydney (SYD) to its service portfolio. The company said the service will address demand for time-sensitive shipments of automotive, industrial and healthcare industry products, as well as heavy and outsized goods. Starting March 11, the direct service will depart […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 6, 2019

Lufthansa to use four new 777Fs to increase frequencies

Despite the general air of caution being felt across the airfreight industry as we enter 2019, Lufthansa Cargo is demonstrating its optimism with plans to boost airfreight capacity on its popular routes, according to a recent video. The carrier is anticipating the arrival of four 777 freighters over the course of the year; with two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 25, 2019

ANA to utilize 777F for inter-Asia, trans-Pacific routes

Japan-based combination carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) released its 2019 flight schedule, which reveals how the carrier's soon-to-be-delivered 777 freighter will be utilized to address “projected increases in demand over the medium- to long-term for routes between Asia and North America,” ANA said. Next summer, the carrier plans to initially utilize the freighter for six-times […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 23, 2019

Volga Dnepr to buy 34 Boeing freighter aircraft

Yesterday, at the Farnborough International Airshow, Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based affiliate Cargo Logic Holding signed a massive agreement with Boeing, which included a letter of intent to order twenty-nine 777Fs and firm-ordered five 747-8 Fs. The deal is valued at approximately US$2 billion. Alexey Isaykin, president of Volga-Dnepr Group and chairman of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 17, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches 777F Miami cargo flights

Turkish Cargo launched weekly freighter flights connecting Istanbul to Miami and Houston, both strategical cargo destinations for the Istanbul-based carrier. Turkish Cargo’s Miami/Houston cargo flights will utilize the carrier’s recently acquired 777-200Fs. The new freighter route connects Miami and Houston to 120 countries through more than 300 destinations with its Istanbul-Madrid-Miami departing flights and Miami-Houston-İstanbul […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 24, 2018

Qatar Cargo wraps up bumper Chilean cherry season airlift

This latest growing season in Chile has come up all cherries for Qatar Airways Cargo. Between Nov. 13 and Dec. 19, 2017, the Doha-based carrier has transported 1,400 tonnes of cherries from South America to markets in Asia, where demand for the fruit is especially high. Qatar Airways Cargo said that the lift required fourteen […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 26, 2017

Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first 777 freighter

Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines took delivery of its first 777 freighter, which is the first of two 777 freighters the airline has on order for 2017. The chairman of the board for Turkish Airlines, M. İlker Aycı, called the delivery a “milestone event” in the airline’s cargo business, which has expanded rapidly during the year, growing […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 7, 2017

Qatar Airways to expand Latin America with cargo-friendly flights

While it still struggles with a Saudi-led boycott of trade with several Middle East nations, Qatar Airways is looking elsewhere and following through on its planned expansion of operations in Latin America. The Doha-based carrier announced plans to offer passenger flights on cargo-friendly A350-900 widebodies from Doha to Rio de Janeiro and Santiago, beginning next […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2017

LUG aircargo to assume JAL’s cargo operations at Frankfurt

LUG aircargo handling will take over Japan Airlines’ (JAL) customer portfolio in Frankfurt on July 1.  According to a memo jointly released by LUG and JAL, the former will handle the belly cargo of JAL’s daily 777-300ER and 787-900 operations to and from Frankfurt, as well as road-feeder services for JAL Cargo. Patrik Tschirch, managing […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 21, 2016

Emirates seeks South Asian cargo with Hong Kong-Delhi-Dubai route

Emirates’ SkyCargo is consolidating its air cargo business in the Far East and the Indian subcontinent through a weekly freighter service from Hong Kong to Dubai via Delhi, starting June 1. The company explained its strategy as a way to “tap increasing cargo movements between Hong Kong, the world’s top cargo hub, and Delhi, India’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

Etihad Cargo begins Brazzaville 777F service

Expanding its reach into the African market, Etihad Cargo has begun twice-weekly flights freighter flights to Maya Maya Airport, in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of the Congo. The service, which employs a 777F, flies from Abu Dhabi to Brazzaville via Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria. Brazzaville is a key political, economic and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 22, 2015

Qatar freighters going to the city of angels

Qatar Airways Cargo based in Doha, Qatar, will launch a freighter service to Los Angeles in April. The twice-weekly 777F frequency, with capacity for 100 tonnes of cargo, is the carrier’s fourth U.S. freighter destination, joining Houston, Chicago and Atlanta.
  • Staff Reports
  • March 26, 2015

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 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 7, 2014