Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has flagged his urgent interest in wide-body freighters and says he is ready to place orders by the end of the quarter.
European planemaker Airbus has confirmed that it is actively looking into the possibility of developing a freighter variant of its wide-bodied A350 aircraft, as it attempts to break into the Boeing-dominated cargo market. Following months of speculation, Airbus chief commercial officer Christian Scherer confirmed that Airbus is in active discussions with customers who have expressed interest
British charter airline Titan Airways has taken delivery of its first passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft, a CFM56-5B powered Airbus A321P2F. This delivery is the first of three Airbus A321 converted passenger-to-freighter aircraft on order. The UK airline is among the first carriers in the world to operate the converted aircraft since the plane’s initial production in
Global demand for air cargo has surpassed pre-COVID levels, though passenger traffic remains well below, according to the IATA. The International Air Transport Association has revealed that air cargo demand in January 2021 was up 1.1 per cent on pre-COVID January readings, and up 3 per cent compared to the previous month. The IATA noted
German leisure charter airline Condor will begin operating four of its Boeing 767 passenger aircraft on behalf of worldwide cargo and logistics company DHL Express. The first cargo flights under the partnership took off this week. The Condor aircraft will be handled at Europe’s largest DHL Express hub in Leipzig and will transport shipments on
A DHL Air Boeing 757-200F was forced to return to Leipzig Airport on Saturday when its main cargo door opened in-flight, shortly after take-off. The aircraft, registration G-DHKZ, was performing a domestic cargo flight from Leipzig to Frankfurt, and had climbed to about 5,700 feet when the main cargo door opened completely, according to crew