Air France-KLM traffic declines continue into July 

Today, Air France-KLM released its preliminary figures for July traffic, marking a continued decline in demand seen during June.  Traffic for the European carrier declined by 5.8% y-o-y to 694 million FTKs. Both Air France and KLM saw similar declines in traffic of 5.7% y-o-y to 317 million FTKs and 5.9% to 377 million FTKs, respectively, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 8, 2019

European carriers report mixed results for June

In the first look at European carrier results for June, mixed results indicate ongoing concerns over protectionist policies on global trade are justified. Both Lufthansa Group and Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while International Airlines Group’s June performance was mostly flat with 2018. Only Turkish Cargo reported significant growth for the month. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 16, 2019

European carriers report rebound in May traffic 

In May, European-based carriers Air-France-KLM, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Cargo Group reported year-over-year increases in their monthly traffic results. Carrier traffic performance this month shows a slight recovery from the declines these carriers reported in earlier months.  Air France-KLM’s May traffic rose 4.3% y-o-y across the group to 731 million FTKs. Both Air France and KLM contributed to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 20, 2019

Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top airports, carriers chosen for Air Cargo Excellence

CARRIERS The top vote-getter in the Large Carrier category (1 million tonnes of cargo handled and up) came as little surprise: Cathay Pacific Airways, which was a Platinum Award winner last year, won the Diamond Award this year. A spokesperson from Cathay Pacific Cargo said 2017 was the strongest year for growth in airfreight demand […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

ACE Awards 2018: Top Carriers chart

  CARRIER SURVEY CRITERIA Air carriers were rated by freight forwarders on the following criteria: Customer Service: Quality of customer service; tracking and tracing of shipments; electronic air waybill (e-AWB) capabilities Performance: Timeliness of delivery; space availability; availability of main-deck capacity Value: Competitiveness of rates; availability and quality of special services; route network In addition […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 27, 2018

Going Dutch: How Schiphol is solving cross-border e-commerce issues

Last December, clandestine teams of Chinese executives began showing up at airports across Europe, probing the facilities that they visited for strengths and weaknesses. They tracked shipments, timed customs delays, rated services and mapped out logistics infrastructure. While these cloak-and-dagger movements may seem to be wrapped in political intrigue, of a sort, this isn’t the […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 5, 2018

Late 2017 surge helps lift traffic figures for Air France-KLM

Air France-KLM (AF-KLM) can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a long-awaited turnaround in the carrier’s freight traffic, which increased 3.3 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2017 – a modest increase by industry standards, but a significant shift for the company after years of declining traffic volume. While the carrier’s 3.3 percent, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 16, 2018

Jet Airways Cargo, Air France-KLM expand cooperation

Air France-KLM and Jet Airways Cargo are expanding their current partnership with the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which the carriers will aim to link their routes between India and Europe and integrate their commercial and cargo operations on the routes. Air France-KLM and Indian airline Jet Airways have had a […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 29, 2017

AF-KLM says third-quarter cargo gains are evidence of ‘cargo turnaround’

Air France-KLM’s self-described “cargo turnaround” seems to have finally pushed the carrier’s third-quarter results back into the black, with total cargo revenues up 1.2 percent to €493 million. Across a longer timeline however, year-to-date cargo statistics at the carrier still indicate an airline that has struggled to match the recovery rates of its regional counterparts, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 6, 2017

Back in black? European air cargo business boom continues

With the March numbers starting to trickle in from European carriers and airports, early indicators suggest that the air cargo business is on track for yet another great month across the continent. On the airport side, Heathrow saw what it’s CEO, John Holland-Kaye, described as “surging trade.” Meanwhile, Air France-KLM, which has struggled with declining […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 11, 2017

More freighters hunt for loads across the pond

The North Atlantic seems to be an unlikely arena for new freighter services, but maindeck lift between Europe and North America is on the rise, thanks to several operators. In July, Qatar Airways boosted its footprint in the trans-Atlantic market with the launch of new freighter flights to New York and Halifax. The Middle Eastern […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • September 5, 2016

European carriers report August declines

Cargo traffic for the Big Three European legacy carriers – Deutsche Lufthansa AG, British Airways and Air France-KLM – fell sharply in August, which is especially worrisome considering that the busy holiday peak season is coming soon, reported the Wall Street Journal. Lufthansa Cargo reported a 5.5 percent, year-over-year, decline, noting that traffic fell 4 […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 14, 2015

e-AWB adoptions slip for second month

Despite encouragement by IATA, the adoption of electronic airway bills (e-AWB) has not exactly taken the industry by storm this spring. After reaching a peak of 26.9 percent in February, the adoption rate dropped by 0.7 percentage points in March and a further 0.3 percent in April, according to IATA’s latest release.. The two-month cumulative […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 9, 2015
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