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While the Douglas transports dramatically improved air travel within the United States and along European routes.

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Cargo airlines (or air freight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines mainly dedicated to the transport of cargo by air. Some cargo airlines are divisions or subsidiaries of larger passenger airlines. In 2018, airline cargo traffic represented 262,333 million tonne-kilometres with a 49.3% load factor: 52.1% for dedicated cargo operations, and 47.9% within mixed operations (belly freight of passenger airliners)

Freight rates Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, adjusted cargo capacity fell by 4.4% in February while air cargo demand also fell by 9.1%, but the near-halt in passenger traffic cut capacity even deeper as half of global air cargo is carried in passenger jets’ bellies. Air freight rates rose as a consequence, from $0.80 per kg for transatlantic cargoes to $2.50-4 per kg, enticing passenger airlines to operate cargo-only flights through the use of preighters, while cargo airlines bring back into service fuel-guzzling stored aircraft, helped by falling oil prices.



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  • Sky Europe Airline

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  • Airspray Airline

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  • Wizz Air 

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  • Heavy Lift Cargo

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  • KLM Dutch Airline

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  • Air Belgium

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  • Air France Airline

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  • Alitalia Italian Airline

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  • British Airways

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  • Easy Jet Charter

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  • Lufthansa

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  • SAS Scandinavian

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  • Turkish Airline

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  • ROUGE Canada Airline

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  • TWA  Trans World Airline

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  • United Airline

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  • Westjet Airline

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  • Cargo Airlines

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  • Transavia Charter Airline

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  • Westjet Airline

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  • Cargo Airlines

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  • American Airlines

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  • European Airlines

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  • Cargo Airlines

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One of the earliest airline organizations, a British group called Air Transport and Travel, Ltd., acquired several Airco D.H.4a VIII single-engine planes (designed by Geoffrey De Havilland), powered by 350-horsepower Eagle V-type engines from Rolls-Royce Ltd., and modified them to include an enclosed cramped space in the fuselage with room for two adventurous passengers.
While the Douglas transports dramatically improved air travel within the United States and along European routes, airline entrepreneurs kept looking for a vehicle for transoceanic travel.