Cargo traffic among European airports fell 3.2 percent, year-over-year, in July, according to Airports Council International statistics. This decline is in line with the cargo drop European airports recorded in the first six months of 2012; traffic stalled 3.4 percent, year-over-year, during this period.
Worldwide Flight Services has inked a two-year deal with TAP Portugal to perform freight-handling and passenger services at Newark Liberty International Airport. Under the new agreement, which is effective October 1, WFS will provide loading and unloading services for baggage, cargo and mail, as well related services. The company already provides cargo-handling services for Portugal’s national airline in Boston, Newark and Miami.
Boeing has handed over an additional 747-8 freighter to launch customer Cargolux. The Luxembourg-based freight carrier expects one additional 747-8F delivery in 2012, which will elevate its fleet to six aircraft.
United Airlines transported 194,465 tonnes of cargo in August, a 2.6 percent, year-over-year, drop. The merged carrier’s freight traffic is also down from an eight-month perspective, plunging 7 percent from January-to-August 2011.