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The Week in brief

By control on November 11, 2011
  • DHL executives, stakeholders and members of the local community celebrated the completion of DHL’s $22 million hub expansion at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport on November 1. Commemorating the event with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the expanded CVG hub is built on 19 acres and includes space to contain nine additional gates and wide-body aircraft.
  • Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered 66 tonnes of relief supplies to Erzurum, Turkey, a region devastated by a magnitude-7.2 earthquake. The first IL-76TD-90VD flight transported 36 tonnes of tents and blankets to Erzurum from Sharjah, UAE, while Volga-Dnepr’s subsequent flight descended upon Turkey 24 hours later with 30 additional tonnes of tents.
  • Southern Air Holdings has signed a multi-year ACMI agreement with Miami-based freight carrier Centurion Air Cargo for one Boeing 747-200F. The aircraft is currently being utilized on Centurion’s U.S., South American, European and Asian routes.
  • TAM Airlines has joined the ranks of South American carriers utilizing OAG Cargo’s online airfreight tools. TAM, which serves the Argentinean, Bolivian, Brazilian, Chilean, Colombian, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Uruguayan and Venezuelan freight markets, is also using OAG Cargo’s international freight forwarder customer base to advertise its new Brazil-to-Mexico route.
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