First of Last: Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8F,…

U.S. cargo and charter airline Atlas Air took delivery of the first of four Boeing 747-8Fs (freighters) it plans to add to its fleet during 2022. The aircraft will operate on behalf of its Chinese customer Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, as part of a previously announced long-term agreement. The…

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Presence in India, Expands Cargo Fleet

On July 2, Ethiopian Airlines will commence twice-weekly flight operations to Chennai, India — which will join the vast Ethiopian network as the fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, India. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966 —…

Maersk Enters the Air Cargo Sector

Maersk — a Danish shipping company — is known for its massive ships navigating the seas and its operational focus on being a shipping firm. The company also deals with inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation. They are now shifting their attention…

SIA To Operate 5 Boeing 777 Freighter Planes on Behalf…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will begin operating five freighter aircraft on behalf of DHL Express by the end of next year, as it aims to expand its presence in the burgeoning air cargo industry. DHL Express, the world's top international express service provider, has signed a Crew and Maintenance agreement (CM)…

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Air Cargo Fleet with Boeing Agreement

Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to buy up to 5 of Boeing's new 777X freighter jets — with the carrier launching the plane during a boom in air cargo. The airline will also become the second carrier to operate the recently launched freighter and Boeing's newest plane whose development has faced…

Lufthansa Cargo Complements Medium-Haul Network With A321 Freighters

The surge in cargo demand worldwide has pushed for not just the cargo-only airlines, but commercial airlines to push for more freighters to be leased or purchased as belly spaces onboard passenger aircraft were not as feasible - especially when the amount of cargo needing to be shipped immediately has…

Cargo Belly Space Aboard AirAsia X is for Sale

Over the next year, AirAsia X will dedicate a third of the cargo capacity in its Airbus A330 cargo holds to transport freight on behalf of Teleport. AirAsia X has reached an agreement with another Capital A (previously the AirAsia Group) company to make greater use of the cargo capacity…

Astral Aviation to Become Global Launch Operator of Airbus A320…

Ahead of the Singapore Air Show, Kenya’s fastest-growing cargo airline, Astral Aviation, has announced that it will operate the first-ever Airbus A320 passenger to freighter (P2F) converted aircraft. ST Engineering announced it will be carrying out the conversion and expects to place the first A320 P2F jet on lease in…

Ethiopian Predicts Higher Passenger and Cargo Capacity For 2022

Ethiopian Airlines — Africa's largest carrier — is struggling with its passenger operations,  but the airline could make a full recovery by the end of this year, according to the airline's CEO Tewolde GebreMariam who spoke at a Dubai Expo event on Jan. 11. As the airline emerges from the…