Boosted by a boom in online shopping, the demand for air cargo has returned to pre-pandemic levels. Record-high freight rates have many commercial airlines turning to cargo to help soften the blow of their lost passenger revenue.
Boeing has long been the market leader when it comes to cargo aircraft, but some industry analysts think that changes to the air cargo market and a rumoured new model from Airbus could shake up the picture.
High freight rates and steep drops in traffic have led many commercial airlines to swap out passengers for cargo and may tempt cargo carriers to update their ageing fleets. Is this just a passing trend or a long-term market change?