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A Kenya Airways 787 retracts its gear after rotation. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Kenya Airways Leases Embraer Aircraft to Congo Airways, Leverages On New Partnership

Kenya Airways and Congo Airways entered into an aircraft leasing agreement that saw Congo Airways begin wet-leasing two Embraer E190 from Kenya Airways on September 15, 2021, actualizing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways originally signed on April 2021 in Kinshasa, Congo which was witnessed by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and DRC's President Felix Tshisekedi. According to CH-Aviation, 5Y-FFM and 5Y-FFL, both Embraer E190 aircraft, were ferried from Nairobi to Kinshasa on September 15 and…

Finnair Announces Substantial August 2021 Passenger, Cargo Growth

Finnair recently posted its August 2021 traffic results, indicating an improvement in passenger numbers and a solid month for cargo traffic. Passenger numbers increased to 266,500 last month, 38.1% growth compared to August 2020. Furthermore, the number of passengers grew by 24.5% compared to July 2021, showing significant improvement within…

Eastern Airlines Expands Operations Into Cargo Market with 777F Purchase

On Wednesday, Eastern Airlines announced that it will be expanding its operations into the cargo market following the acquisition of 35 Boeing 777F aircraft. Set to enter service in the first quarter of 2022, the aircraft acquired by the company will be the first 777s to ever undergo a passenger-to-freighter…

Delta, Virgin Atlantic Extend Air Cargo Partnership

This summer holiday travel season was not like last year's, which was during the height of the Covid-19 ordeal. Several major airlines have resumed key flights in their route networks and inaugurated brand new routes to accommodate and handle the ongoing surge in passenger travel demand. However, throughout the duration…

Vietnam Airlines Looks to Expand with Cargo Fleet, Retires ATR-42s

In its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, Vietnam Airlines revealed its plans to sell and retire its sub-fleet of ATR-42 aircraft, in addition to its ambitions on establishing a cargo carrier.  The flag carrier of Vietnam announced its plans to establish a cargo carrier amid a recent surge of Covid-19…

Two Brazilian Cargo Airlines to Add New Aircraft Types

Although the economic and mobility effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt especially in Brazil, one of the worst-hit countries in the world, the air cargo segment is one that leaves the illness stronger than before in the country. In this regard, two airlines that already operate freighter aircraft are…

DHL Expanding Asia-Pacific Network

In response to predicted exponential growth in shipment volume, DHL Express has increased its flight network between the Asia-Pacific, the U.S and Europe, adding flights with Kalitta Air and AeroLogic to accommodate more demand. DHL added a couple of new Boeing 777F aircraft to its fleet with the purchase coming…

LATAM Open to Exclusive E-Commerce Cargo Partnership

A year on, in countries that are still struggling to contain the spread of the illness, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue haunting the airline industry and damaging its results by shattering passenger demand. This way, companies keep trying to seek solutions, especially in the cargo sector, where demand…

Icelandair Integrates Domestic and International Airline Operations

Icelandair Group has announced the integration of its domestic airline Air Iceland Connect into the Icelandair brand from Tuesday 16 March.  The single brand entity “will create a stronger and more streamlined airline with more options and improved customer service” said the chief executive officer of Icelandair Bogi Nils Bogason.…

LATAM Announces Boeing 767-300ER Conversion into Freighters

LATAM Airlines Group announced a new cargo fleet growth plan for the next three years that includes the conversion of up to eight Boeing 767-300ER aircraft from passenger to cargo configurations, conversions that will increase the group's combined cargo capacity by almost 80%. With this plan, the carrier is seeking…