Amerijet announces first scheduled trans-Atlantic route to Brussels

Days after Brussels Airport (BRU) announced an 8.5 percent rise in month-over-month cargo throughput for the month of May, Amerijet CEO Vic Karjian said he plans to start operating a direct cargo route between Miami and Brussels. The new service will commence in the second quarter of 2018, with two frequencies per week. Amerijet said […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2017

Cargolux and Chinese partners ink deal on all-freight airline

Cargolux, HNCA, the Henan Airport Group, and the Xinggang Investment Group Company signed a joint venture equity contract establishing Henan Cargo Airlines, a cargo airline that will operate under a Chinese air operator certificate (AOC). The first revenue flight is set to take place during the fourth quarter of 2018. At the signing in Beijing […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 12, 2017

Ethiopian Airlines sets late June date to open new cargo terminal

Ethiopian Airlines has set this year’s ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum, hosted by Ethiopia, as the date for the inauguration of its Cargo Terminal-II. The event takes place from 27th to 29th June 2017. The new 150,000 square meter Cargo Terminal includes facilities such as the dry cargo terminal warehouse, the perishable cargo terminal […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 12, 2017

Western Global granted rights to operate scheduled U.S.-China service

Despite opposition from Atlas Air, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted Western Global Airline rights to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between any points in the U.S., via any intermediate points, to any point or points in China, and vice versa. Atlas Air had argued that Western Global’s proposed scheduled […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 9, 2017

ELEVATE 2017 conference agenda released, board of advisors formed

Air Cargo World, the industry’s most widely read news source, has released the agenda for its second annual ELEVATE Conference, the publication announced today. ELEVATE 2017 will take place on October 2nd at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami, Fla., and will explore the rise of e-commerce and the digitization of global logistics. Many air freight and […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2017

Air China launches weekly 777f service between Shanghai and Liege, Belgium

An Air Cargo China 777F from Shanghai touched down Liege Airport yesterday, marking the start of weekly freighter services between the two airports. The additional capacity is being deployed in response to growing e-commerce volumes between China and Europe, the Belgian airport said. Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial at Liege Airport, explained that the new freighter […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2017

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

As seen in the first column in this series (February 2017), the emergence of e-commerce exposed how the air cargo industry is little match for new consumer logistics demands, which mandate transparency in pricing, speed and quality. The product offered by scheduled airlines, featuring interchangeable capacity and forwarding services in its industry model, should have […]
  • Stan Wraight
  • June 7, 2017

Qatar Airways Cargo adds weekly freighter into Heathrow

It’s almost impossible to add freighter capacity into Heathrow at this point, due to overcrowding, but late last week, a Qatar Airways Cargo A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport, marking the start of weekly freighter services to London’s busiest airport. The new freighter service brings the carrier’s total cargo capacity out of the […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2017

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

On April 20 of this year, a special passenger arrived on a United flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before wheels up. But when it came time for him to change planes on the second leg […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 6, 2017

Virgin Cargo reaches 49 weekly connections with new Manchester – JFK service

With the launch late May of a daily flights between Manchester and New York JFK, Virgin Atlantic Cargo now operates seven flights a day, seven times a week between New York and the U.K. In March and April, the airline saw its London Heathrow to New York revenues increase by 20 percent and 21 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 6, 2017

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

A war on the Korean peninsula would be unthinkable for global supply chains. “If Korea is hit by a missile,” Soo Kyoum Kim, of IDC Research told Bloomberg, “all electronics production will stop.” South Korea’s semiconductor manufacturers supply two-thirds of the world’s electronic memory chips, and it was the country’s indispensability to the global economy […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017

Middle East diplomatic crisis threatens regional air freight operations

A spiraling diplomatic crisis in the Arab Gulf region is already snarling overland logistics along the Qatar-Saudi Arabia border, and regional freight forwarding is running into complications as Emirates and Etihad operations terminating in Doha grind to a halt. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and Libya all announced that they were […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017

Registration begins for Air Cargo World’s second annual ELEVATE Conference

With the revolution of e-commerce spreading across the industry, innovation has become more important than ever for businesses involved in air logistics. To provide you with the tools needed to survive these coming changes, Air Cargo World is excited to announce that registration is officially open for the second annual ELEVATE event, which will take […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 1, 2017

Booming EU exports boost AirBridgeCargo volumes 17 percent in first quarter

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) could well be the world’s fastest-growing all-cargo airline, posting a 17 percent increase in volume in the first quarter of 2017 to 158,000 tonnes. ABC’s first-quarter load factor also rose, year-over-year, to 70 percent for the first months of 2017. Europe’s export boom, driven largely by the low value of the euro, […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2017
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