Challenging first half for Lufthansa Cargo in interim results

Lufthansa Group reported a 2% year-over-year decline in traffic for both the second quarter and first half of 2019, which the group attributed to “lower economic growth and market uncertainty in the face of trade conflicts and Brexit.”  Traffic figures stood at 4.50 billion revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) for Q2 and 5.24 billion RTKs for the first […]

Tough Q1 for Lufthansa Cargo

First-quarter performance at Lufthansa’s logistics division, which includes its cargo operations, lagged behind other segments, incurring a US$22 million loss during the first three months of 2016 as EBIT dropped by $82 million, compared with Q1 2015 data.  Revenues contracted by a whopping 21.8 percent, which Lufthansa blamed on overcapacity and weak demand, two factors […]

KF Cargo begins South American charter service via Miami

KF Cargo, the airfreight subsidiary of Canada-based KF Aerospace, has begun charter service from Miami International Airport (MIA) to South America. The first flight of KF Cargo’s MD-11 aircraft to MIA, on April 15, brought thousands of cut flowers to the North American market in advance of the coming Mother’s Day demand spike in early […]

Lufthansa Cargo to kick off Natal route

On Saturday, Lufthansa Cargo will launch a route that flies to Europe and Africa through Natal, Brazil – what company officials describe as an emblematic route that showcases how the German carrier is trying to refine its South American network for more direct connections. Specifically, the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F will fly Frankfurt–Dakar–São Paulo Viracopos (VCP)–Natal–Dakar–Frankfurt once […]

Finnair to end long-haul freighter operations

In anticipation of the first shipment of 19 ordered A350-900s from Airbus next year, Finnair Cargo, the freight division of Helsinki-based Finnair, has decided to end the use of its long-haul freighter aircraft and rely entirely on the belly cargo space of its passenger fleet for airfreight. Currently, all-cargo carrier Nordic Global Airlines, which is 40-percent owned […]

Air France-KLM phasing out more freighters

Air France-KLM’s board of directors voted on Thursday to phase out five MD-11s during 2015 and 2016 as part of an ongoing restructuring of its cargo business. As a result, its Amsterdam-based freighter fleet will be reduced to three aircraft by the end of 2016. The group’s board, which has been evaluating its cargo operation […]
  • September 5, 2014