Top US Carriers

Air Cargo World recently released the top 50 global lists for 2012 air cargo carriers and air cargo airports. Top US-based carriers include Federal Express (6,934k tonnage), UPS (4,572k tonnage), LAN Airlines (769k tonnage), Delta Air Lines (530k tonnage), and United Airlines (466k tonnage).

Numbers of airplanes within air cargo carrier fleets, expected orders for new airplanes, and numbers of destinations for the air cargo carriers were reported by Scarpati (2011), and summarized below.

Table 1: Top 10 Air Cargo Carriers

Airline Rank Fleet Orders Destinations
1. FedEx 688 37+ 375+
2. UPS Airlines 519 21 766
3. DHL Aviation 75 13 150
4. Cathay Pacific Cargo 22 18 59
5. Korean Air Cargo 24 12 116
6. Lufthansa Cargo 18 5 39
7. China Airlines 19 (unknown) 38
8. Singapore Airlines Cargo 13 (unknown) 72
9. Emirates SkyCargo 10 16 21
10. Cargolux 14 11 64
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