By Bjorn Fehrm
April 16, 2020, © Leeham News: In last week's article we saw the present high air freight prices can support a belly-cargo operation with a passenger airliner when flying the hot routes from Asia to North American and Europe.
But the aircraft shall fly the return route as well, with as much belly cargo as possible. And last week's freight prices are volatile. We dig deeper this week and look at the total equation with return flights, different levels of load factors, and price variations.
At what level is an operational belly freighter better than a grounded passenger jet?