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Photos: EVA Air Bids Farewell to 747 Fleet With Final Freighter Operation

Inevitably, the Queen of the Skies is winding down from regular commercial service. EVA Air, one of the few remaining Boeing 747 operators, is retiring the freighter variant from its Taipei to Los Angeles, officially ending the aircraft type's service for the company. EVA took delivery of its first Boeing 747-400 on Nov. 2, 1992.  It used that airplane to launch Taipei to Los Angeles service on Dec.12, 1992, the carrier's first North American route.  EVA also launched the airline…

JAL Cargo Finds New Strengths In Alliances Nearly A Decade…

Due to a rough 2000s, Japan Airlines (JAL) was struggling and by 2009, its inevitable trip into Corporate Rehabilitation Law was on the horizon. As the airline looked for ways of reducing debt the presence of some of their underperforming branches, one way was the reduction of JAL Cargo and…

Cathay Pacific Grows European Cargo Operations

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific is continuing to expand its services, starting with a busy month for the airline. The carrier started a new four times per week service between Hong Kong and Seattle, along with the confirmation of taking over Hong Kong Express for $630 million from cash-strapped Chinese conglomerate…

Eva Air and China Airlines: The Airline Parcel Pair That…

While the Dutch and Spanish were not the first people to discover the island of Taiwan, they were some of the first to attempt to launch long-distance trade with the island. Due to forces outside of their control, this trade would not last and the island would face various factors…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: DETA Air

After the fall of the Soviet Union, the newly-formed Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region of Europe would become a melting pot of new privatized airlines looking to capitalize on new markets and untapped services inside these newly independent nations. This trend would see airline rise in fall in the…

Cargo Giant ASTG Acquires Omni Air International in $845 Million…

Cargo transportation leader and charter services operator Air Transport Services Group (ASTG) has acquired Omni Air International. Omni is known for its widebody charter operations including U.S. military charters, making an acquisition by ATSG a logical next step for expansion. The transaction is valued at $845 million and is expected to…

The World’s Largest Airlift of Horses Is Underway

For airlines, passenger transport isn’t the only the only profitable aspect of the business. Even passenger airlines often have huge cargo operations that are also extremely profitable in this increasingly interconnected global village. Just about anything can be shipped via air cargo, from pharmaceuticals to the latest cell phones and…

How Aviation Plays a Critical Role in Pharmaceutical Cargo Transport

When people think of our global airlines today they think of large operations that are used to shuttle people around the world. However, many often forget that the airplanes flying overhead carry more than just people. Airlines also have robust cargo operations. The Aviation Cargo Industry Airlines not only move…

Amazon Prime Air Pilots Head to Seattle for Protest Outside…

The saga for cargo pilots flying under the Amazon Prime Air brand and their fight for increased working standards, benefits and wages continues as pilots employed by both Atlas Air and Abx Air took their fight to Amazon’s doorstep to make their voice heard. In a protest outside Amazon’s headquarters…

Southern Air Pilots Vote to Adopt New Standards

In a vote that saw an overwhelming majority of Southern Air pilots vote in the affirmative, a Letter of Agreement (LOA) that will raise pilot standards at Southern has been approved. The two-week long vote began on July 25 and closed on Thursday, achieving a 94.76 percent margin to ratify…