US domestic air cargo grows 2% through Oct 2019 — but unevenly

Overall US domestic tonnage increased by 2% percent in the first 10 months of 2019, but while some carriers and airports posted large gains, others have seen significant decline. Cargo Facts Consulting has analyzed the most recent release of Form 41 t-100 market data and discusses where and why the growth picture is so mixed. […]

Delta DASH Door-to-Door: a critical assessment

Over the past months, Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its DASH Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

American carriers find slight reprieve in November traffic

Americas-based carriers Delta Air Lines and LATAM Cargo reported mixed results for November traffic. Traffic for both carriers was weak, though unsurprising given the lackluster year for cargo. For November 2019, Delta saw a year-over-year decline in traffic, as measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), while LATAM saw a slight increase compared to the same […]

Delta, LATAM August traffic suffer in weak trade climate 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of August.  Despite the slight reprieve LATAM saw earlier this year in June and July, the return in declines suggests continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. Meanwhile, Delta Cargo […]

Virgin Atlantic, Delta to expand UK-US services in 2020 

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo jointly announced plans to expand their networks between the United Kingdom and the United States.  As part of the expansion, the carriers will increase trans-Atlantic flights between Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN) to destinations in the U.S. beginning next year.  Delta will join Virgin Atlantic at LGW where […]