Aug 6, 2007
International passenger growth remains robust but cargo growth has halved in the first six months of 2007, IATA reported. Passenger traffic measured in RPKs rose 6.3% over the first half of 2006, slightly higher than the 5.9% recorded for full-year 2006. However, RPK growth weakened in June to 5.3%, the lowest rate in nine months. While freight demand expressed as FTKs increased only 2.7% in the first semester, well below the 4.6% recorded for full-year 2006, June demand was up 4.9%. It was the second consecutive increase after May's 5% and may indicate that cargo is returning to its historical growth levels in the 5%-6% range. Jul 30, 2007
Asiana Airlines yesterday launched weekly Seoul-Moscow Domodedovo-Vienna cargo flights aboard a 747-400F. Aug 1, 2007
Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, a leading provider of global air cargo services, will release results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2007, prior to the opening of stock market trading on Wednesday, August 8, 2007. Aug 2, 2007
An-12 freighter belonging to cargo carrier Atran crashed shortly after takeoff from Moscow Domodedovo early Sunday, killing all seven crew onboard. Flight 9655 was on its way to Omsk with nine tons of cargo but crashed and burned in a forest about 4 km. from the end of Runway 32C. The Ivchenko AI-20M-6-powered turboprop first flew in 1964, according to the Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network. It was Atran's first hull loss accident. Itar Tass news agency reported that weather conditions were "normal" at DME and that, according to Atran, the aircraft "underwent a serious technical examination in May." All three flight data recorders reportedly have been recovered. Founded in 1993, Atran is 25% owned by the Russian government and operates six An-12s, six IL-76Ts and three An-26s, Itar Tass reported. Jul 31, 2007
Atran. Antonov, Moscow Domodedovo Airport
Seven Die In Russian Cargo Plane Crash. All seven crew members died when an An-12 Russian cargo plane crashed soon after takeoff from Moscow's Domodedovo Airport early on Sunday, Itar-Tass news agency reported. It said the four-engine turboprop plane, bound for the Siberian city of Omsk, came down on open ground 4 km (2.5 miles) from the airport. The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Tass said the plane, which belonged to cargo carrier Atran, was built in 1964 but had been fully serviced in May. Crashes of elderly planes are not unusual...