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How Southwest makes low-cost air freight work

How Southwest makes low-cost air freight work

May 6, 2015 at 12:04 am 0 comments

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: In an industry that is increasingly turning to low-cost carriers, the world’s largest, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, continues to be one of the most unusual, especially in terms of airfreight. What started as a low-cost passenger carrier with a US$10 night fare between Houston and Dallas inRead More

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

May 5, 2015 at 10:59 pm 0 comments

During the West coast port labor dispute that had the supply chain tied-up in knots, carriers and charters that normally did not fly into Rickenbacker International Airport did so, and were happy with the service. David Whitaker, the vice president of business development and communications for the airport said itRead More

West Coast port crisis boosts Q1 air freight

West Coast port crisis boosts Q1 air freight

May 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm 0 comments

The global airfreight market experienced a modest bump in the first quarter of 2014, thanks to a strong February which was positively colored by the combination of the West Coast port labor crisis and a massive automobile recall in the U.S. Total air cargo traffic worldwide for Q1, measured inRead More

Jettainer/Thomas Cook Group make deal in Munich

May 5, 2015 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

Jettainer, a company that manages containers and pallets for air freight, is taking over the management and servicing of all the air-freight containers for the Thomas Cook Group Airlines. One of its new ultra-light containers was symbolically handed over at a signing ceremony on May 5 at Air Cargo EuropeRead More

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

Lithium battery packaging to be explored by group

May 5, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The hazardous cargo committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, heard a detailed presentation last week in Montreal about the dangers presented by shipping lithium ion batteries on freighters or in the bellies of passenger aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers and members of pilot’s unions, presentedRead More

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 16, 2005 – The Boeing Company  today delivered Air China Cargo’s first Boeing 747-400 Freighter, the first of two new 747-400Fs for the Beijing-based carrier.
The new airplane will be used on Air China Cargo’s routes between China and North America and Europe. Air China Cargo’s new Boeing 747-400 freighter is powered by Pratt & Whitney 4056 engines.
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Contact: Linda Lee, (206) 766-2905

Going east: The rise in round-the-world service

May 5, 2015 at 12:59 am 0 comments

Air China Cargo (ACC) has ramped up its activities across the North Atlantic. Three of the Chinese carrier’s 777 freighter flights that serve the United States do not return to base across the Pacific but are routed over Europe instead, continuing east around the world on their way home. DuringRead More

Envirotainer will celebrate 500th QEP station at Air Cargo Europe

May 4, 2015 at 7:27 pm 0 comments

Envirotainer, the cool-chain container company, will raise a toast Thursday at Air Cargo Europe, in Munich, to celebrate its 500th Quality Envirotainer Training and Quality Program station. The Keuhne + Nagle station will be at Amsterdam-Schiphol Airport. The quality program was started eight years ago to recognize partner airlines, logisticsRead More

How Southwest makes low-cost air freight work

How Southwest makes low-cost air freight work

May 6, 2015

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: In an industry that is increasingly turning to low-cost carriers, the world’s largest, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, continues to be one of the most unusual, especially in terms of airfreight. What started as a low-cost passenger carrier with a US$10 night fare between Houston and Dallas inRead More

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

Emirates SkyCargo to begin weekly service to Rickenbacker

May 5, 2015

During the West coast port labor dispute that had the supply chain tied-up in knots, carriers and charters that normally did not fly into Rickenbacker International Airport did so, and were happy with the service. David Whitaker, the vice president of business development and communications for the airport said itRead More

West Coast port crisis boosts Q1 air freight

West Coast port crisis boosts Q1 air freight

May 5, 2015

The global airfreight market experienced a modest bump in the first quarter of 2014, thanks to a strong February which was positively colored by the combination of the West Coast port labor crisis and a massive automobile recall in the U.S. Total air cargo traffic worldwide for Q1, measured inRead More