Cargo/Freight News

Boeing, Volga-Dnepr Confirm 747-8 Freighter Order

July 12, 2016

Boeing, Volga-Dnepr Confirm 747-8 Freighter Order

Boeing and Volga-Dnepr have agreed terms for the acquisition of 20 747-8 freighters, which includes four aircraft that have already been delivered.


Air Freight Demand Growth Slows To 0.9 Pct - IATA

July 6, 2016

Air Freight Demand Growth Slows To 0.9 Pct - IATA

Demand for global air freight rose only 0.9 percent in May on broad weakness in world trade volumes, IATA said.


Air Cargo Firms Under Pressure From Drop In Freight Prices

July 6, 2016

Air Cargo Firms Under Pressure From Drop In Freight Prices

Following a sharp fall in freight prices air cargo companies are set to trim their fleets and jobs further to battle overcapacity while looking for new partnerships and products to carry.


Dubai Airport Passenger Traffic Up 7.2 Pct In May

June 30, 2016

Dubai Airport Passenger Traffic Up 7.2 Pct In May

Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport, the world's busiest for international travel, rose 7.2 percent from a year earlier to 6.72 million people in May.


Lufthansa Cargo To Cut Up To 800 Jobs Worldwide

June 10, 2016

Lufthansa Cargo To Cut Up To 800 Jobs Worldwide

Lufthansa Cargo is to cut up to 800 jobs, out of a worldwide workforce of around 4,600, as it reduces costs to remain competitive.



Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific Agree Freight Cooperation

May 12, 2016

Lufthansa, Cathay Pacific Agree Freight Cooperation

Lufthansa and Cathay Pacific have agreed a partnership on freight routes between Hong Kong and Europe.


March Air Freight Demand Falls - IATA

May 4, 2016

March Air Freight Demand Falls - IATA

Demand for global air freight fell 2 percent in March on subdued growth in world trade, IATA said in its monthly update.


Air Freight Demand Dropped In February - IATA

April 6, 2016

Air Freight Demand Dropped In February - IATA

Demand for global air freight dropped in February after a US port strike had boosted the previous year's figures and the timing of the Chinese New Year hurt volumes, IATA reported.


Amazon To Lease 20 Boeings For Cargo Delivery

March 9, 2016

Amazon To Lease 20 Boeings For Cargo Delivery

Amazon has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 freighters from Air Transport Services Group to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States.


Air Freight Demand Solid In January - IATA

March 7, 2016

Air Freight Demand Solid In January - IATA

Demand for global air freight rose in January at its fastest pace since April 2015, but with capacity rising, yields and load factors remain under pressure, IATA said.