Freighter and facility expansions at Leipzig pick up

Over the last week, several freight and facility expansion announcements at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) in Germany by AeroLogic, CargoLogic Germany and DHL Express suggest the airport is a growing hotspot for cargo in Europe. Lufthansa Cargo will soon take delivery of two 777F aircraft, which will be operated by AeroLogic, the LEJ-based 50/50 joint venture […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 22, 2019

10 fresh faces in air cargo in 2017

Along with a resurgence in confidence in airfreight, the first half of 2017 has seen an unusually high number of personnel changes and promotions among the executive ranks of air carriers and other logistics firms, while some of the industry’s legends have decided to step down. While this is hardly a comprehensive list, Air Cargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 29, 2017

The Freight 50: Breakdown of carriers within aviation groups

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  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

The 2016 Freight 50: A few caveats…

The Freight 50 listing for 2016 is the most comprehensive snapshot of the air cargo carrier business in existence, but it is still just an “estimate,” for several reasons. Chiefly, there is not a single database that is 100 percent accurate on a global scale, so we have to rely on multiple sources (IATA, USDOT, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

In Control: Mixed results for airports in 2015

Mixed results in 2015 Moving into 2015, ACI said that, although the rate of growth in airfreight demand has slowed, volume still grew by 3.4 percent for the first half of 2015. However, in its mid-year assessment, ACI said the industry appears set for relatively low growth in the second half of 2015, compared to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2015

Leipzig/Halle freight volumes increase again

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany set a record for the ninth time in a row. Leipzig/Halle handled 887,101 tonnes of freight in 2013, an increase of 2.7 percent. “Leipzig/Halle Airport has continued to enhance its position as Germany’s second-largest cargo hub and has also reinforced its ranking as one of the most important […]
  • January 21, 2014

LH Cargo facing split decision over B777F

The impending arrival of its first B777F heralds a new freighter era for Lufthansa Cargo. But it also confronts the German carrier with something of a dilemma. The first aircraft out of an order for five B777Fs is due to touch down at the airline’s Frankfurt home base later in October. The second will arrive […]
  • September 30, 2013