Mark Nensel

Data Editor,
Air Transport World
FedEx MD-11F
FedEx fiscal 1Q net profit up 24% to $606 million
FedEx Corp. reported a consolidated net profit of $606 million for its FY2015 first quarter ended Aug. 31, up 24% over net earnings of $489 million in the first-quarter FY2014.
Asia-Pacific tops Boeing’s 20-year airline personnel forecast
Boeing is projecting the Asia-Pacific region will make up 39% of the global need for new airline personnel in the next 20 years, according to its 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook.
ACI: Air freight volumes up 6.7% in July
Global air freight volumes increased 6.7% in July year-over-year, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
BTS: 1.6% of July US flights canceled; 76% arrive on-time 1
US passenger airlines canceled 1.6% of scheduled domestic flights in July—8,390 out 520,880 scheduled flights—according to the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
IATA: Strong July air passenger traffic growth across all regions
Global air passenger traffic demand grew 5.3% in July, up 0.6 point from June and up 0.3 point from July 2013, according to IATA’s July Air Passenger Market Analysis report.
IATA: Asia-Pacific carriers boost July air freight resurgence
Air freight carriers in the Asia-Pacific region boosted global cargo volumes 5.8% in July—its best July performance in four years, according to IATA’s July air freight market analysis.
BTS: US Airlines employment grows 0.8% in 1H
For the first-half of 2014, average full-time-equivalent (FTE) employment among US scheduled passenger airlines was 383,800, up 0.8% from 1H 2013, according to the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Malaysia Airlines A330-300
Malaysia Airlines posts $95 million 2Q loss; restructuring imminent
Malaysia Airlines has reported a second-quarter net loss of MYR305.7 million ($95.1 million), widened from the carrier’s net loss of MYR175.2 million in the year-ago quarter.
AirBaltic 737-500
AirBaltic posts $19.8 million 1H net profit, reversing losses
Latvian flag-carrier airBaltic reported a first-half net profit of €14.49 million ($19.8 million), reversing a net loss of €12.45 million during the January-June period last year.
Turkish Airlines A321
Turkish Airlines 1H net profits up 42% 
Turkish Airlines posted first-half net profit of TRY172 million ($80.9 million), up 42.1% compared to a year-ago.
IATA: International traffic growth stalls during 1H 
Total combined international premium and economy passenger traffic grew 3.7% in the first half, identical to 2013’s first-half growth rate, according to IATA’s June Premium Traffic Monitor.
ACI: Global air passenger traffic up 4.8% in 1H; air freight up 3.7% 
Cumulative worldwide first-half air passenger traffic has grown 4.8% year-over-year, besting 2013’s mid-year passenger growth rate of 3.2%, according to Airports Council International (ACI).
Air Canada Jazz Bombardier CRJ aircraft
Jazz parent Chorus Aviation quadruples 2Q net profit 
Chorus Aviation, parent of Canadian regional airline Jazz, posted second-quarter net profit of C$36.5 million ($34.2 million), more than quadrupling its second-quarter 2013 net income of C$7.9 million.
GOL Boeing 737-800
Brazil’s GOL reports record 2Q revenue, narrows net losses  1
São Paulo-based low-cost-carrier GOL reported a second-quarter net loss of BRL145 million ($65.8 million), narrowed from a net loss of BRL193.6 million in the 2013 June quarter.
LAN and TAM tails
LATAM Group narrows net losses in 2Q 
Santiago-based LATAM Airlines Group reported a second-quarter net loss of $58.9 million, narrowed from a net loss of $329.8 million in the year-ago quarter.

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