Tag: Preighter

EASA flags end of practice ‘Preighting’ across Europe

Temporary use of passenger planes to transport freight or ‘preighting’ has come to an end across Europe, suggesting the beginning of the recovery of the aviation industry. A temporary exemption allowing preighting was introduced during the pandemic as passenger flows dried up, and governments di...

Lufthansa Cargo enables over 50 preighter flights for EgeTrans

Since last year, Lufthansa Cargo has already been offering its customers transport options in so, called preighters, passenger aircraft used for transporting cargo only. Recently, the 50th preighter connection from Frankfurt to Chicago was operated for the forwarding company EgeTrans Internatio...

Saudia Cargo kicks off passenger as freighter flights to Copenhagen

Saudia Cargo kicked off, on Saturday 22 May 2021, its twice a week Passenger as  freighter flights to Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, widening its route network in Scandinavia for pharmaceuticals and perishables. Saudia Airlines B777-300 passenger planes with 140-ton payload capacity per fl...

Preighters on the march in Europe and Asia

Europe might have seen the highest proportion of preighter use to the Middle East during the Covid-19 pandemic but it was Asia that saw the most cargo carried via the converted aircraft to the same region. New figures released by IATA during an online cargo media briefing show that in 2020, 23 p...

Ethiopian Airlines builds success on A350 “Preighter”

Some 60 percent of the world’s fleet was grounded in 2020 due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on air transport, as aviation industry estimates show. The impact of the pandemic took a noticeable effect from March 2020 when the number of flights dropped significantly, as a direct conseq...

Ethiopian marks one year since the first preighter operation on passenger aircraft

On this day last year, Ethiopian Airlines operated its first cargo only service on a passenger aircraft with its Boeing B787-900. The flight departed on 25th of March 2020 from Addis Ababa to Kinshasa carrying more than 16 tons of much-needed PPE and other shipments inside the cabin and the bel...

IAG Cargo customers will benefit from new Iberia A330 ‘preighter’

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), will have access to a new ‘preighter’ A330 wide-body aircraft for its customers. The aircraft has been modified by IAG Cargo’s sister company Iberia, and comes ahead of the peak season for air cargo and as demand for cargo s...

TAP Air Cargo pushes digital distribution with real-time offers on cargo.one

After a successful integration phase, Portugal's flagship carrier TAP Air Cargo now offers real-time offers on leading e-booking platform cargo.one. The partnership guarantees freight forwarders across Europe access to TAP Air Cargo’s offers with the click of a button, including all “Preighter...

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