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Lease Rentals Still in Doldrums
There continues to be a lag between the improvement in airfreight traffic and any change in freighter lease rentals. IATA reports that the freight traffic for august 2014 increased by 5.1 percent compared to a year ago. This follows July which saw a 6.1 percent rise. Asian and North American…

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October 20, 2014
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Lease Rentals Fail to Advance
There are some signs that the airfreight market is beginning to improve in terms of traffic but as yet this has not translated into sustained demand for dedicated freighters. The growth of belly hold traffic continues apace with the delivery of so many new examples. Combined with the delivery of…

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July 14, 2014
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Rentals of Freighters Stable
The growth in airfreight continues to have a positive impact on freighter lease rentals. The problem for the airfreight market is that by adding capacity load factors can be reduced making it difficult for operators to increase yields and therefore contemplate additional capacity. The price of fuel is a positive…

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May 5, 2014
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Freighter Lease Rentals Stabilize
The airfreight market is at last showing signs of improvement as a result of wider economic activity. IATA reports that airfreight traffic rose by more than six percent in November 2013 compared to the November 2012. Compared to October 2013, the November traffic increased by nearly three percent. The year…

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January 27, 2014
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Freighter Lease Rentals Fail To Advance
The parting out of a B747-400BCF only six years after being converted is a sad indictment of the state of the airfreight market. Serial number 27070 was built in 1994 and operated by Singapore Airlines until being acquired by Cathay Pacific in 2007 and converted to a freighter. The aircraft…

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October 21, 2013
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Lease Rentals Fail to Move
There are only minor indications that the airfreight market is showing signs of improvement with Silk Way Airlines of Azerbaijan ordering two B747-8Fs. The world economy continues to improve slightly though again the Eurozone crisis faces new pressures which are curtailing demand for imported goods. This absence of consistent growth…

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July 29, 2013
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B787 Values Remain Under Scrutiny Despite Return to Service
  The return to service of the B787 marks a momentous day for Boeing and the events of the last few months should eventually fade allowing current and residual values to live up to the initial promise of the aircraft – unless the type continue to attract abnormal media attention…

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May 6, 2013
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Lease Rentals Fail to Inspire
The airfreight market remains in the doldrums though the latest data from IATA shows a slight increase in traffic in recent months. Between October and November 2012, airfreight traffic increased by a reasonable 2.4 percent with domestic traffic rising by 2.9 percent and international by 2.4 percent according to IATA…

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January 28, 2013
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