My biggest problem with flying long haul is the cargo part. I don't have problems filling up the economy and business seats in a 788 or 789. But I hardly reach 20% load factor on cargo. Resulting in a big loss on cargo and therefor in a negative profit margin for the entire flight.

I'm wondering what would the best way to increase the cargo on long haul flights?

- By interlining more

- By interlining more with cargo specific companies

- By leasing/buying more passenger planes with some cargo loads

- By leasing/buying cargo planes for small/medium hall routes

My transfer statistics (both departing and arrival) are around:

PASSENGER

Internal: 56%

External: 17%

Direct: 27%

CARGO

Internal: 25%

External: 22%

Direct: 53%

I have around 5.000 departures using 160 E-jets and 113 B737 (all versions, but mainly -700's). I also have 3 788 and 2 789 but finding problems getting enough cargo. What would be the best way to proceed and solve this problem?