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Atlas inks five-year deal to provide freighters to FedEx

August 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) has entered into a five-year agreement with FedEx Express to provide five 747-400 freighter aircraft during peak flying seasons, starting in 2017 and lasting through 2021. While Atlas has previously provided freighters to FedEx on an ad-hoc basis, the agreement is the first to lockRead More

ANA cutting cargo flights to China

ANA cutting cargo flights to China

August 24, 2016 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is moving cargo from its freighters to the bellyholds of its passenger fleet, while scaling back scheduled all-cargo flights in October, the airline announced. The decision mirrors an industry-wide general freight trend, as increasing bellyhold capacity exerts downward pressure on the profits of freighter operations.Read More

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate celebrates 10th anniversary

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate celebrates 10th anniversary

August 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo’s Constant Climate product, which specializes in cold-chain pharmaceutical traffic, is ten years old this month, with consistent double-digit volume growth, year-over-year, and more than 35,000 shipments annually. IAG credited surging global pharmaceutical business as a major driver of its success, with sales in the industry projected to reachRead More

Uptick in international imports puts PACTL on course for growth

Uptick in international imports puts PACTL on course for growth

August 24, 2016 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

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ACI airport data shows air cargo volumes still under pressure

ACI airport data shows air cargo volumes still under pressure

August 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Airport Council International’s (ACI) half-year report showed that airfreight volumes remained sluggish, despite gains in passenger traffic. Total airfreight handles reported by the world’s airports posted a marginal 0.5 percent growth, year-over-year, for the first six months of 2016, while passenger numbers increased 5.6 percent for the first half ofRead More

Turkish Airways cites security, economic pressure for earnings drop

Turkish Airways cites security, economic pressure for earnings drop

August 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Turkish Airlines recorded a net loss of US$644 million for the first half 2016, ending June 30, compared to a profit of $350 million in current dollars for the same period a year ago. The carrier credited political instability, security challenges in a number of its markets and an economicRead More

Automated cargo loading system installed at Qatar’s Doha hub

Automated cargo loading system installed at Qatar’s Doha hub

August 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a “Freight Load Control Centre” that will be an integral part of pallet loading procedures for all of the airline’s freighters. Located at the carrier’s hub at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the new system features an automated weight and balance system for frei… This contentRead More

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

Goin’ Mobile: IAG Cargo wraps up The Who’s North American tour

August 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm 0 comments

See me. Feel me. Touch me. Move me… IAG Cargo just wrapped up a stint as the aviation roadie for legendary British rock band, The Who, on its 65-show tour across North America. The band will continue to tour at another planned 35 concerts around the world. Starting in Detroit,Read More