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The week in brief

By control on October 24, 2013
  • Southern Air joined DHL, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Special Olympics Kentucky to participate in DHL’s first annual Plane Pull (pictured above). Stacked with a team of 20, Southern Air competed against businesses and civic groups throughout the region in a game of tug of war to benefit local athletes with disabilities. The Plane Pull helped raise more than US$47,000 (34,364 euros) for Special Olympics Kentucky. The Southern Air team was crowned as the Top Fundraising Team and as the Top Individual Fundraiser.
  • American Airlines will launch new international service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport to Hong Kong and to Shanghai in summer 2014, marking DFW's first-ever flights into Hong Kong and China. American will serve the DFW to Hong Kong International Airport route daily with Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, and it will fly between DFW and Shanghai Pudong International Airport using Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
  • Etihad Cargo and Singapore Airlines Cargo agreed to exchange confirmed cargo capacity on services operated by both airlines from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow and Frankfurt. The agreement enables Etihad Cargo to offer capacity to Singapore Airlines Cargo on one of its weekly freighter services from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt, in addition to access to its cargo network to the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Singapore Airlines Cargo will in turn offer cargo capacity on its freighter services to London Heathrow that are operated via Abu Dhabi.
  • Air Partner Freight worked with an international logistics company to complete an urgent charter of 250 tonnes of cosmetics from Paris to New York. Air Partner’s client needed to transport 1,200 non-stackable pieces. Air Partner used an IAG Cargo 747-8 to operate three back-to-back flights in order to move the cargo as quickly and efficiently as possible. All the cargo arrived on time before the first flight, and then handling agent staff used 46 ULDs per flight to ensure that the flights ran on time.
  • Rushlift and Virgin Atlantic Airways agreed on a contract for Rushlift to supply and maintain ground support equipment to the airline.

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