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The week in brief

By control on May 24, 2013
  • Penske Truck Leasing held a grand opening event in Phoenix to introduce a new facility (pictured right). The $6-million building provides full-service truck leasing, consumer and commercial truck rental and contract truck fleet maintenance services. The 24,000-square-foot structure features five truck service bays, an automated wash bay and a three-lane commercial truck fuel island.
  • Finnair Cargo will add more freight capacity on its Brussels route June 6. In addition to the MD-11 freighter service between Helsinki and Brussels on Saturdays and Sundays, Finnair's Brussels passenger flight on Thursday mornings will now be flown with an Airbus A340 aircraft.
  • CHAMP Cargosystems and Leisure Cargo are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their partnership this month. The air cargo management expert signed its first contract with CHAMP in 1993.
  • Etihad Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines have entered the second phase of their strategic partnership following the launch of Etihad's flights to Amsterdam. The daily service, operated by an Airbus A330-200, was launched in May and carries KLM's KL code.
  • China Airlines will launch direct flights to Hawaii on June 2, becoming the first airline in Taiwan to offer non-stop flights to Honolulu. In addition to expanding its Hawaii services, China Airlines will also increase flights to Bangkok; Nanchang, China; Fukuoka, Japan; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this summer.
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