The freighter division of Emirates boosts its total cargo capacity and dedicated freighter network with the addition of three new Boeing 777F aircraft. The additions take SkyCargo's freighter fleet to 10 aircraft and its dedicated freighter network to 12 destinations. A fourth Boeing 777F freighter will join the fleet in March.
Lufthansa says it's ready with cargo flights between Frankfurt and Guadalajara. Wolfgang Will, director general for Mexico and Central America for the German airline, said the new flights are part of the airline's plans due to the increase in demand in the Mexican market.
FedEx is changing its aircraft on the route between Memphis and Queretaro, Mexico to a Boeing 757-200 and will operate five times weekly, increasing its capacity in the market by 50 percent. Jorge Torres, recently named president of FedEx in Mexico, stated: "The decision to increase our cargo capacity is in response to our strategy to become a real business partner with the business in the region, offering competitive services at very reasonable prices ... The decision to increase our cargo capacity responds to our strategy of listening to our clients and their solicitation in a quick way."
Garuda Indonesia has developed an appetite for cargo in a fairly short period. The Indonesian carrier's ambitions have advanced from a desire to augment belly-hold revenue to a plan for full freighter flights to take off before 2013.