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By control on June 8, 2012
  • The Indian government has formed an air cargo group to push for air cargo facility development at airports in the country, set quality and performance standards for air cargo and continually review governmental air cargo policies. According to a press release, the 17-member board, which will be headed by the secretary of the civil aviation ministry, also has been put into place to resolve “inter-ministerial issues.”
  • Lufthansa Consulting is creating a proposal for the Greek government regarding how to switch its 37 regional airports to a public-private partnership model. The proposal will include an assessment of the airports' operations and infrastructure, the preparation of an investment program, and a suggested strategy for national airport policy.
  • Delta Air Lines flew 206,237 tonnes of cargo in May, a 4.6 percent, year-over-year, surge. Despite this increase, the Atlanta-based carrier is down from a five-month perspective, only transporting 967,841 tonnes of freight from January to May. Last year, the carrier had flown 983,215 tonnes of cargo during this period.
  • Globe Express Services has opened two new logistics offices in Bangladesh: one in the nation’s capital of Dhaka and an additional one in Chittagong, Bangladesh’s seaport and business capital. According to a press release, the U.S. ranks as Bangladesh’s top export market, with Germany and the UK coming in second and third place, respectively.
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