Europe: Changing places

Combination carriers have taken freighter capacity out of the market, creating opportunities for their all-cargo rivals, writes Damian Brett
The freighter market in Europe is changing rapidly as the number of European combination carriers that offer a fleet of passenger aircraft and a substantial freighter fleet is dwindling.
The most high-profile withdrawal from the operation of a combined fleet is IAG, owner of British Airways and Iberia, which has opted to take space on Qatar Airways and DHL freighters.
Meanwhile, the Air France KLM Group has greatly drawn down its freighter capacity, with December figures showing a 29% year-on-year reduction in all-cargo capacity.
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