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Time to vote for ACW’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year nominees

Time to vote for ACW’s Air Cargo Executive of the Year nominees

September 30, 2016 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

As the end of the year approaches, we at Air Cargo World are reaching out to readers to seek nominations for our annual Air Cargo Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the air cargo industry. The 2016 Air Cargo Executive of the Year will be namedRead More

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

September 30, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Yesterday morning, at Boeing’s Everett, WA delivery center, executives from the manufacturer and carrier were on-site to celebrate the arrival of Cargolux’s newest 747-8. This one, #14, is the last Cargolux had on order, and was delivered ahead of schedule. Cargolux for its part, had originally intended to take delivery of theRead More

More middling growth in August, WorldACD

More middling growth in August, WorldACD

September 30, 2016 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

Air cargo volumes rose 2.3 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) measured in billable weight, prompting WorldACD to note that, “the (Northern Hemisphere) summer has been almost as mild to the industry as the September weather in Europe.” August’s numbers were an improvement over the 1.8 percent growth registered in July, but laggedRead More

Sydney, Australia - March 4, 2013: Air freight containers, branded by a number of airlines including Qantas, Air New Zealand and Vietnam Airlines, on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Air freight cargo containers branded with various operators on the tarmac at Sydney Airport.

Qantas Freight and the Australia Post Group extend partnership

September 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

Qantas Freight and the Australia Post Group today announced a five-year AUD$500 million extension of their international mail air freight agreement. Under the current agreement, Qantas Freight handles 12,000 tonnes of mail and parcels out of Australia on an annual basis, making this the largest air freight contract in Australia.Read More

Lufthansa pulls the trigger on Brussels Airlines acquisition

Lufthansa pulls the trigger on Brussels Airlines acquisition

September 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Lufthansa announced that it will move forward on its anticipated takeover of Brussels Airlines. A notice from the Lufthansa Group posted yesterday stated that the German carrier planned to acquire the remaining 55 percent of shares it does not already own and wrap up the deal “at the beginning ofRead More

Asian air cargo markets register moderate gains

Asian air cargo markets register moderate gains

September 29, 2016 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

Preliminary August traffic figures released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today showed moderate gains in air cargo volumes and insignificant changes in year-over-year (y-o-y) freight load factors. That said, the figures failed to dispel cynicism about the region’s “generally lackluster international air cargo demand for the January-AugustRead More

New Qatar Airways flights to Namibia a boon for exporters, tourism

New Qatar Airways flights to Namibia a boon for exporters, tourism

September 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways launched a four-times-weekly route between Doha and Windhoek, Namibia, this week that will add 92 tonnes of bellyhold capacity per week on board the carrier’s 787 passenger aircraft. While the lion’s share of Namibian exports reach only as far as neighboring countries such as South Africa and Botswana, EuropeRead More

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Deutsche Post DHL Group to acquire UK Mail Group

September 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group agreed to acquire UK Mail Group for US$315.5 million in a bid to strengthen its presence in the U.K. e-commerce market. The German parcel-delivery company is offering a 43 percent premium on shares, spurring UK Mail’s directors to unanimously recommend that shareholders vote in favor ofRead More