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The week in brief

By Staff Reports on March 27, 2014
Beginning June, it will add a weekly flight to the five frequencies it now operates, and by July, it will offer daily flights.
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport will cooperate with Kansai International Airport in Japan in the future, according to a strategic partnership agreement signed in Osaka, Japan, by Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and the New Kansai International Airport Company Ltd. The partnership with Kansai is the third cooperation arrangement with an Asian airport for Leipzig/Halle. The aim of the partnership is to continue strengthening the position of both airports in the global air cargo market.
  • World Freight Network (WFN) is celebrating 10 years in business. WFN links together 266 independent freight forwarders in 120 countries.
  • Boeing delivered the first 777-200LR aircraft to Turkmenistan's national flag carrier, Turkmenistan Airlines. The airplane is the first of two 777-200LRs Turkmenistan Airlines has on order. The delivery coincided with the opening of a new terminal at the Ashgabat International Airport.
  • Panalpina’s specialized division for large-scale projects is one of the fastest-growing areas of its business. Known as Panprojects, the division experienced 20 percent year-over-year turnover growth in 2013 and now has over 400 employees.
  • Air France, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, TMA Cargo and XL Airways have awarded cargo handling contracts to Worldwide Flight Services in France. At Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, the new contracts with AirBridgeCargo, TMA and XL Airways are effective immediately.
  • Jan de Rijk Logistics signed a prolongation agreement for road feeder services with Lufthansa Cargo. Jan de Rijk Logistics will provide European trucking services to Lufthansa Cargo at its Frankfurt Airport hub.
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