Rickenbacker Revival: How an all-cargo airport found a new spark

For most dedicated cargo airports, their charm has also been their own curse – they look good on paper, but often have trouble succeeding in the real world. By eliminating the clutter of passenger operations to focus specifically on the needs of airfreight, all-cargo airports have been marketed for decades in the United States as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 7, 2016

China cargo demand remains robust for Cathay, Dragonair

Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair carried 15 percent more freight in June compared to the same month last year. The two airlines carried 140,444 tonnes of cargo and mail in June. The load factor rose by 3.2 percentage points to 64.9 percent. Capacity, measured in available cargo/mail tonne kilometers, increased by 10.2 percent, while cargo […]
  • July 14, 2014

Christmas freight peak fizzles for Cathay Pacific, Dragonair

Cargo and mail tonnage showed a year-over-year decline for Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair in December 2013, despite more available capacity. The two airlines carried 139,608 tonnes of cargo and mail, a drop of 5 percent year over year. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 4.1 percentage points to 63.3 percent. Capacity, measured […]
  • January 16, 2014

Cathay Pacific reports rise in cargo

Cargo tonnage was up at Cathay Pacific and sister carrier Dragonair during November compared to November 2012. The two airlines carried 147,450 tonnes of cargo and mail last month, an increase of 4.7 percent compared to November 2012. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 0.2 percentage points to 63.7 percent. Capacity, measured in […]
  • December 20, 2013