The growing importance of freight

The growing importance of freight

Freight grew in importance as passengers grew less important.  The demand for PPE from overseas required US carriers to use long-range widebody aircraft to get to source markets like China.  The cargo was bulky but relatively light.  Several airlines took passenger...

Buying or leasing? That’s the question

Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the trends. Over the half a century of airliner leasing it has been a booming business. “In 1970 a half of one percent of the world’s fleet was leased. In...