The Freight 50: Sharpest climbs and falls among carriers

As noted in this year's Freight 50 feature, DHL reported the strongest y-o-y growth during 2018. The second-fastest grower on the list, Vietnam Airlines, made its first appearance on the Freight 50 list at the No. 46 spot thanks to year-over-year growth of 170.2% during 2018. Although many Chinese carriers have struggled to maintain growth […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2019

JAL, MAB sign joint business agreement to extend air cargo cooperation

Japan Airlines (JAL) and Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a joint business agreement. Apart from enhancing passenger services, the two carriers are also planning to extend the scope of the cooperation to cover air cargo between Japan and Malaysia. According to JAL and MAB, both carriers have […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019

The 2016 Freight 50: Analysis of top cargo carriers

For most of the top 10 carriers on the Freight 50 list, growth was relatively static. Cathay Pacific, for example, managed a 5.4 percent increase in overall traffic to reach 10.59 billion FTKs, thanks to its ability to capitalize on “very strong” trans-Pacific demand in early 2015, said Mark Sutch, general manager, cargo sales and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

Anyone out there missing some airplanes?

Three 747-200s are sitting on the ground at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), waiting to be claimed by their owner, but no one has come forward to collect them. Airport officials are searching for the rightful owners, but it would appear the aging aircraft – two in passenger configuration and one a freighter – have […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 10, 2015

Cecil killing prompts trophy cargo policy review

Call it the “Cecil Effect.” In the aftermath of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, airlines that carry “trophy kills” as cargo have come under pressure by organizations such as the Humane Society International. Now, Delta Air Lines, which had been a holdout, has agreed not to carry […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 5, 2015

News Briefs: CAL upgrades fleet, Air France adds frequencies

Israel-based Cargo Air Lines (CAL) has successfully upgraded its fleet by taking delivery of the airlines second 748-400ERF. Both are nose loader, open door freighters. The aircraft, built in 2007, has a GE engine. A spokesperson for CAL said the airline’s focus on non-standard cargo such as oversize and/or overweight products, dangerous loads, pharma, perishables and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 12, 2015

MH17: ICAO sends experts to Ukraine

Experts from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) arrived in the Ukraine over the weekend to begin assisting with the official accident investigation into the July 17 loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17. The ICAO experts are in the Ukraine to provide guidance on relevant aspects of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and Annex […]
  • July 22, 2014

MASkargo CEO resigns

MASkargo announced the resignation Friday of Mohd Yunus Idris as CEO. His last day at the company will be June 10. MASkargo gave no reason for Idris’ resignation. He is a 30-year veteran of Malaysia Airlines Group, having begun his career as property controller based in Kuala Lumpur.  In 1994, Idris became cargo project and […]
  • June 6, 2014