Busy Amsterdam airport in the Netherlands is taking a large stake in Maastricht airport, which could become a feeder port as Amsterdam deals with overcrowding.
Instead of carrying dead weight to help balance its empty freighters, Alaska Air Cargo is taking waste that will go to a recycling center.
Lufthansa Cargo’s planned investment in Italy’s ITA Airways will allow the airlines to harmonize cargo operations.
IATA forecast suggests weak airfreight demand will continue without peak-season rebound
FedEx flight reductions reflect a significant drop in parcel traffic, throwing a wrench into management’s earnings expectations in the just-completed fourth quarter.
Shippers will be able to place lots of freight on widebody jets British Airways will start flying to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport from London.
FedEx has prevented a potential strike by its pilots by agreeing to a contract that still must be approved by members of the pilots union.
U.S. and EU antitrust authorities are worried about reduced cargo competition from a merger between South Korea’s top airlines.
FedEx Express is quadrupling throughput at one of its airport gateways in Australia.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth airport is building a 53,000-square-foot airside transfer center for freight company Kuehne+Nagel.
Freightos, an online reservation portal for freight shippers, is adding users, but heavy development costs and a weak shipping market make it difficult for the startup to reduce losses.
More signs are surfacing that the second half of the year won’t be a panacea to the international freight recession. Seko Logistics says there won’t be a surge in orders that fuels transportation spending.
The airline subsidiary of ocean carrier CMA CGM has backed out of the U.S. market for the second time in six months.
The outsourced logistics arm of FedEx is opening up the way it shares data on electronic bookings for air cargo with a major customer.
There’s plenty of cargo news in Canada with WestJet avoiding a pilots strike and Air Canada expanding its freighter network to Costa Rica.
Flexport has taken another step toward simplifying international freight transportation from manufacturing to e-commerce storefront.
CMA CGM Air Cargo is trying to find its footing as a new airline. It has begun flying to India instead of the U.S.
Cargo shipments will cease on Friday as WestJet pilots walk off the job. The airline is trying to avoid a chaotic situation by taking down aircraft ahead of the deadline.
DHL Air Austria will operate a mixed fleet of Boeing freighters in the fall and is seeking permission to fly new 767s to the U.S. so it has that option in the future.
FedEx pilots say they are willing to go on strike, if necessary.
Airbus has reached another milestone with its young A330 passenger-to-freighter program.
WestJet Cargo finally got airborne last month after nearly a year of unexpected delays and now faces a shutdown by week’s end because of a labor dispute.
Amerijet, a mid-tier cargo airline with growth ambitions, has struck a tentative deal with pilots for a new contract.
If you’ve never heard of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, you’re not alone. But for DSV, a large logistics company, it could prove a diamond in the rough for air cargo purposes.
Recovery from the recession in airfreight transportation looks like it will be drawn out over the next year — and very slight when it does happen.
Nippon Express has signed a deal with Austria’s Cargo-Partner that expands its geographic reach and logistics service capabilities.
All airlines are experiencing lower cargo revenue, but Air Canada lagged most competitors during the first quarter for reasons both unique to the airline and common for the industry.
Japan Airlines is joining a group of passenger airlines that are starting all-cargo operations.
MSC Air Cargo, the airfreight arm of Mediterranean Shipping Co., has named ECS Group to handle functions in two major markets.
Emirates SkyCargo is going back to the future by deploying Boeing 747-400 freighters for the first time in more than five years.
Amazon air cargo partner ATSG has its eye on long-term growth, but investors with a shorter horizon are wary of big expenditures for cargo jets as shipping demand wanes.
Airbus has delayed the entry into service of the firstA350 freighter until 2026.
Two top executives at Altas Air are retiring in their 50s. The cargo airline named Michael Steen as its CEO.
Privately held logistics provider Flexport is acquiring the logistics assets of Shopify to provide complete order management and final-mile delivery services for customers.
Korean Air and Lufthansa Cargo saw cargo revenues shrink substantially during the first quarter amid weak economic conditions.
Canadian air cargo company Cargojet is searching under every rock for savings to maintain profit levels as shipping demand deteriorates.
Two of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers consider the glass half-full despite a substantial drop in profits.
Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi and SF Airlines in China are helping each other expand globally by providing ground services for the other at their main freighter hubs.
Sun Country is bucking the trend of express carriers flying fewer hours because of slow shipping volumes. Its Amazon fleet is busy as ever.
UPS is adjusting its air network to minimize wasteful flying while shipping volumes are weak.
American Airlines joined its peers in posting lower cargo revenue for the first quarter from a year ago.
Gol Airlines in Brazil will have five all-cargo aircraft in its fleet by next month operating in a dedicated service for a large online retailer.
Hawaiian Airlines faces more turbulent market conditions coming out of the pandemic than nearly any airline. On the bright side is a new charter contract with Amazon that will diversify the business.
Cargolux set financial records in 2022 but expects its air cargo business to decrease this year because of difficult operating conditions.
Gary Chicago airport is building a massive apron for freighter aircraft that UPS will only partially occupy. Build it and others will come is how officials think about it.
Amerijet and Air Transport Service Group have hit milestones: Amerijet for growing its fleet to 25 aircraft and ATSG for leasing its first used freighter that was reconfigured for cargo by Boeing.
FedEx is shrinking its network of pilot bases in an effort to cut costs. The move follows a recent decision to transfer a major maintenance facility at LAX airport to Indianapolis.
A shipment of gold and other values was pilfered at the Toronto airport in Canada this week and police have few leads so far.
WestJet can’t catch a break when it comes to starting its new cargo airline. Service began Thursday but could shut down in less than a month if pilots go on strike.
DHL Express is ordering nine passenger-to-freighter conversion aircraft to modernize its large fleet.
Air cargo professionals hope demand has hit bottom and will start to improve soon, but there could be further downside if some barometers are true.
United Airlines posted a quarterly loss and said cargo sales fell more than a third from a year ago, but was optimistic about strong travel demand the remainder of the year.
Israel Aerospace Industries has added a second overseas facility to carry out passenger-to-freighter conversions of the Boeing 777-300.
The FedEx pilots’ union is asking members to vote on a strike authorization for possible later use.
Artificial intelligence, not magic, allows Merlin to operate small aircraft without a human pilot.
Delta Air Lines made less money from cargo during the first quarter than a year ago — or any quarter in between. Similar results are expected when other airlines report results.
Four former executives at Polar Air Cargo were indicted on charges of defrauding the company through an elaborate kickback scheme.
Companies that resemble an Expedia for airfreight are making their portals more accessible to logistics customers outside their home countries. Agents are watching for potential conflicts of interest.
ASL Aviation has several airlines that support express delivery companies and e-commerce retailers. It plans to serve them with drone delivery too.
Several airlines are in the process of obtaining 737-800 cargo-modified aircraft. The magic number is two.
FedEx said it aims to slash $700 million per year in costs through a massive overhaul of its air network, part of a larger corporate profitability initiative.
Ireland-based cargo group ASL Aviation is expanding to Australia with the acquisition of a FedEx contract carrier.
Lufthansa Cargo is building up a fleet of regional cargo jets to support express carriers in Europe and North Africa.
Maersk is rapidly expanding from a pure ocean carrier to a cargo airline. The latest move is the establishment of new routes between the U.S. and China.
Birmingham airport in Alabama welcomed the first regularly scheduled 747 freighter organized by logistics provider Kuehne+Nagel.
Air France-KLM and French all-cargo carrier CMA CGM Air Cargo are combining forces to attract customers and better utilize their assets.
Freighter operator Amerijet is moving back-office functions from Miami to Trinidad and Tobago.
Lufthansa promoted its top marketing executive to head the cargo subsidiary one week after moving the CEO to another group airline.
Delta Air Lines is putting more resources into temperature-controlled cargo services because they pay off.
Milwaukee airport wants to redevelop a former Air Force reserve base into an air cargo hub. Officials believe they can capture some shipments from Chicago O’Hare airport.
FedEx will exit a maintenance facility at LAX and send the work to its Indianapolis hub to increase efficiency.
After two years at the helm of Lufthansa Cargo, Dorothea von Boxberg has been tapped to head Brussels Airlines.
Contract talks for pilots at Amazon contractor Air Transport International have moved to the mediation stage at the federal level.
WestJet can’t seem to catch a break getting its new cargo airline off the ground. It had to postpone the fleet launch another month, and the conversion facility is taking longer than expected to complete the final aircraft.
DSV is rapidly building up its logistics infrastructure in Arizona, an emerging market for semiconductors and electric vehicles.
Cathay Pacific has been tied down by COVID health restrictions much longer than most airlines. The cargo network is getting a big boost as long-haul passenger aircraft rejoin the fleet.
Shipping line Maersk has unveiled the latest expansion of its cargo airline with a new Eurasia route.
FedEx Express is aggressively scaling back air operations to save money as shipping demand crumbles.
A multitude of mixed economic signals make it difficult to predict a recovery in air cargo business this year. Even if global trade picks up, the lion’s share of shipments will go by ocean.
Boeing is meeting customer demand by adding a facility to carry out passenger-to-cargo conversions in India. Some wonder whether the market will soon be oversaturated.
Atlas Air has apparently cleared the final hurdle for its sale to Wall Street hedge funds.
Freight reservation aggregator Freightos issued its first earnings report as a public company. Reducing losses continues to be a challenge in a difficult economy.
IAG’s cargo division has convinced management to use larger passenger jets on some short-hop routes to capture more cargo business.
Latam Airlines’ cargo division is diversifying routes for flower exporters with a new destination in Los Angeles.
Flight hours are a proxy for air cargo demand and the amount of time all-cargo aircraft are flying is falling.
Boeing has paused delivery of the 767 freighter until it corrects a fuel tank issue.
Shipping line NYK says operating Nippon Cargo Airlines is too expensive and plans to sell it to another Japanese carrier.
Amazon Air is growing and refining its air cargo network, but at a more gradual pace because of the slowdown in online shopping.
Cargojet is scrambling to balance its cost structure as the air cargo market softens by hitting the brakes on the acquisition of 777 freighters.
After rushing to add capacity, Maersk’s in-house cargo airline is hitting the pause button on new routes because of sharply lower shipping demand.
Without Lufthansa Cargo’s strong results last year, the Lufthansa Group of airlines would have lost money.
Global logistics provider Kuehne+Nagel wants to avoid bottlenecks at big cargo airports by sending freighters to Birmingham, Alabama.
Kuehne + Nagel had a highly profitable year in 2022 despite macroeconomic headwinds, but results fell considerably in the fourth quarter along with transport demand.
Sichuan Airlines is taking the unusual step of carrying out cargo conversions of Airbus A321 aircraft on its own.
Freighter operator Amerijet is rationalizing its business by terminating a south Florida air and ocean logistics business it owns.
Agility is losing lucrative contracts to manage logistics parks in Kuwait after the government decided not to renew its agreement with the company.
Air Transport Services Group says its leasing business is insulating it from a market downturn that is impacting its cargo airlines.
Qantas wants to capitalize on Australia’s e-commerce boom by increasing the number of freighters used to quickly haul packages around the country.
Atlas Air took a profit cut in the fourth quarter, but comparisons with 2021 weren’t good because it was a record year financially.
Express carrier SF Airlines is gaining in-house capability to upgrade airframes through a joint venture in China with ST Engineering.