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Boeing and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline’s two 747-8 freighters. The first airplane delivered last week to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier and the second airplane delivered Thursday. “We strive to be a successful... Read more
Virgin Atlantic Cargo said overcapacity is hurting the air cargo market. “In terms of revenue, we are slightly ahead of our target for the year, but the level of capacity some airlines are bringing onto the main markets is driving yields down to a level... Read more

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The fourth quarter of 2011 was rather profitable for LAN Airlines’ cargo business, with freight revenue surging 15.8 percent, year-over-year, on a capacity increase of 9.8 percent... Read more
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Emirates SkyCargo has successfully transported four racehorses and 20 penguins from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Dubai International Airport. To accommodate the... Read more
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Hefty volumes out of Europe and strong intra-regional growth in Asia propelled UPS’ fourth-quarter surge in exports, according to a press release. Increasing 4.5 percent, year-... Read more
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Dubai World Central International Airport, which opened in June 2010 to only cargo flights, handled 89,729 tonnes of freight in 2011. From a monthly standpoint, this translates to... Read more
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AfricaWest Cargo has replaced its MD-11 aircraft, leased from the now-defunct Cargoitalia, with a Boeing 767F-300. The freighter is being deployed on the Togo-based carrier’s... Read more
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Boeing handed over the first of five 747-8 freighters to AirBridgeCargo Airlines on January 26. The airline manufacturer and the Russian freight carrier celebrated the initial... Read more
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Delta Cargo has forged an agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, which enables shippers to track and trace their freight on deltacargo.com. This GPS-enabled service is especially... Read more
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Etihad Airways has ordered two Airbus A330-200 freighters, which will bring its fleet total to four planes. According to current list prices, the deal is worth $423 million. The... Read more
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Demand for airfreight services in the Asia-Pacific took a nosedive in 2011, plunging 4.8 percent, year-over-year. Load factor in this region also declined considerably last year,... Read more
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Freight revenue for Delta Airlines improved 8 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of 2011, rising by $20 million to $256 million. This cargo increase is incorporated... Read more
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Boeing’s net income surged to $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 20-percent, year-over-year, increase. Of all business segments, Boeing Commercial Airplanes saw the... Read more
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Qatar Airways will launch new services to Kigali, Rwanda, on March 21; Zagreb, Croatia, on May 9; and Perth, Australia, on July 3, the carrier's second route into the country.... Read more
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The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed H.R. 3800, a bill extending the Federal Aviation Administration’s authorities through February 17.... Read more
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Blaming it mainly on a 7-percent, year-over-year, drop in exports, Hong Kong International Airport saw cargo throughput for December decline 4.3 percent when compared to December... Read more
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Despite a 0.8-percent, year-over-year, rise in December, 2011 freight volumes at Dubai International Airport fell 1.5 percent from 2010, dropping from 2.22 million tonnes to 2.19... Read more
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