Air Cargo

  • Airfreight rates reach high for the year in October

    Dec 3, 2018 — The latest figures from consultant Drewry in its Sea & Air Shipper Insight report show that average rates on 57 key trades reached $3.02 per kg in October compared with $2.81 per kg in September. Meanwhile, prices are up 8.6% year on year.
  • Forwarders and airlines eye tougher capacity negotiations for 2019

    Nov 27, 2018 — After record high demand – and prices – in 2017, forwarders were keen to lock in capacity in advance this year, while airlines were equally keen to hold some space unblocked to capitalise on late-booked cargo when spot prices were high.
  • Eye on Technology: EasyJet expects to be flying electric planes by 2030

    Oct 31, 2018 — EasyJet has pushed back its forecast for flying electric planes to 2030, but is more confident about a technology it expects to cut emissions and costs after a partner moved to the next stage of engine development, the airline said on Monday.
  • Turkish Cargo prepares for ‘Mega Hub’ at Istanbul New Airport

    Oct 22, 2018 — Turkish Cargo is preparing to move services from its current Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub to the Istanbul New Airport (ISL). ISL is scheduled to open on Oct. 29 of this year, and shortly after, on Dec. 31, cargo moving in belly holds of passenger aircraft will move through ISL, while Turkish Cargo’s freighter services will continue operating at IST.
  • Schiphol Airport group eyes revamp of domestic cargo strategy

    Oct 22, 2018 — Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is to re-think its strategy, examining all the airports in the group and its overall cargo plan for the Netherlands. It is a year since the airport hit its capacity constraints, leading to the loss of slots for freighter operators.