Emirates SkyCargo transported more than 100 horses on two Boeing 777 freighter flights from Muscat to Stansted. The horses, which were flown in custom-built stalls and benefited from a sensitive air-conditioning system, were destined for the Diamond Jubilee Pageant at Windsor Castle. Combined, the two flights of horses amounted to a record for Emirates.
DHL Global Forwarding has commenced construction on a €27 million logistics center at Brussels Airport. The new facility, which will be located at Brucargo, sits on a 54,000-square-meter plot and brings DHL Global Forwarding Belgium’s cargo operations under one roof. The center will also feature a 1,750-square-meter, temperature-controlled area for perishables and comply with stringent Transported Asset Protection Association standards.
GE Capital Aviation Services Ltd. has agreed to lease four new Boeing 777-300ERs to EVA Airways. The aircraft, which are slated for delivery in 2014, will complement the 10 wide-body aircraft GECAS is currently leasing to EVA, including four Boeing 747-400SF freighters.
On May 30, Budapest Airport will close Terminal 1, moving all airline operations to Terminal 2. Officials have said Terminal 1 will be shuttered on a temporary basis due to the collapse of national carrier Malev and the resultant drop in airport business. Air cargo operations have not been moved.