By Bjorn Fehrm
April 23, 2020, © Leeham News: We spent the last weeks checking if passenger airliners used as belly freighters make economic sense.
With the present air freight prices, it does. The high freight prices are a result of half the World's freight capacity disappearing with the grounding of passenger jets.
Our economic analysis assumed standard densities for the belly cargo. What happens if this is no longer the case? Can more voluminous cargo fly in the passenger cabin?
Figure 1. Air Canada Boeing 777 with humanitarian supplies (face masks) transported in the cabin. Source: Air Canada.
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Category: Airbus, Airlines, Boeing, Boeing 737 MAX, Cargo, Premium
Tags: 737, 737 MAX, 777, 787, 787-9, A320, A320NEO, A350, A350-900, Air Freight market, Airbus, Belly freight, Boeing
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