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Slowdown will hit profit outlook
The first half of 2019 has been challenging for the global air cargo business. IATA reported that global air freight markets showed FTKs, decreasing by 3.4% in May 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was a slight improvement on the 5.6% contraction in April
The borrowers
Aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) providers are broadening their platforms and client bases. Ian Putzger talks to several of the key players to investigate this increasing trend
New lease of life
ACMI operators are seeing a momentum shift on Boeing 747 operations, with falling fuel prices and higher volumes making older variations of the aircraft more attractive than they have been for some time. But market changes have also led to a switch in clientele, along with greater interest in CMI, discovers Ian Putzger
Atlas takes the weight
The news that IAG Cargo will end its contract for three Boeing 747-8 freighters at the end of April took the industry by surprise. While it had long been thought that the British Airways arm of IAG Cargo had wanted to renegotiate terms with Atlas subsidiary Global Supply Systems (GSS), a complete cancellation with two years to run on the agreement was a blow to the ACMI operator
A sort of success
What does the current glut of supply, coupled with weak demand, mean for the capacity suppliers and operators? Airline Cargo Management talks to the ACMI crowd to find out