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…

Atlas Air to Add Four Boeing 777 Freighters

Last year has certainly been a drier year for Chicago-based aircraft manufacturing Boeing with production issues and fewer orders as opposed to fellow rival Airbus, especially with several notable airline customers who have switched to the Toulouse-based aircraft manufacturer. Fortunately for Boeing, the manufacturer seems to be getting a slightly…

FedEx Shuts Down Hong Kong Pilot Base, as Cathay Pacific…

FedEx, the world's largest delivery company, announced on Wednesday, Nov. 17 that it was closing its Hong Kong crew base and sending pilots overseas, blaming coronavirus restrictions that have left "no clear date" for when the city would return to normalcy. The move is the latest setback to Hong Kong's…

Kenya Airways Leases Embraer Aircraft to Congo Airways, Leverages On…

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…