Cargo Airlines are specialized in transporting valuable freight. Some Cargo Airlines are subsidiaries of larger passenger airlines, whereas the majority of Cargo Airlines is owned by Logistics Services Companies. Cargo planes are primarily intended for transporting heavy goods. FedEx is the world’s largest cargo airline, with 688 planes on the ground and another 67 on order. There are hundreds of cargo airlines in the world, all with the same goal: to transport cargo. Without competent logistical support, worldwide trade, global export/import operations, international moving of raw materials/products, and construction are difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. Airplanes are the most common.
The following is a list of the largest fleet sizes in cargo airlines, with the most recent updates. The list includes the number of fleet and new orders, as well as the established date and location of headquarters.
|Rank||Name of the Airlines||NO. of Fleet||New Order||Founded||Head Quarters|
|1||Fed Ex||688||67||1971||Memphis, Tennessee, U.S|
|2||UPS Airlines||214||19||1988||Louisville, Kentucky|
|3||DHL Aviation||75||13||1969||Cargo West, Derby, UK|
|4||TNT Airways||50||2||1999||Liege, Belgium|
|5||Korean Air Cargo||24||12||1962||Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
|6||Cathay Pacific Cargo||24||10||1946||Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong|
|7||China Airlines Cargo||19||0||1959||CAL Park, Dayuan, Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|8||Lufthansa Cargo||18||5||1994||Frankfurt, Germany|
|9||EVA Air Cargo||18||0||1989||376, Hsin-Nan Rd., Sec. 1, Lujhu, Taoyuan County, Taiwan|
|10||Cargolux||16||11||1970||Luxembourg – Findel AirportSandweiler, Luxembourg|
Note: The Largest Cargo Airlines in the list are Ranked on Total Fleet Size of the Airline Companies.