Silk Way West Airlines further expands routes, adds two 747 aircraft

At the end of April , Azerbaijani carrrier Silk Way West added twice weekly flights between Liége and the carrier’s connecting hub in Baku, as part of its planned  expansion strategy. “The aim is to further knit our European network by adding more destinations and maintaining a denser schedule in order to offer our customers […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 14, 2018

Asia-Pacific carriers experience robust cargo growth, higher yields, in 2017

With major manufacturing economies in the Asia-Pacific region benefitting from increased trade activity, the area’ airlines reported a robust 9.6 percent jump in international air cargo traffic as measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) for the year, according to preliminary aggregated financial performance figures released over the weekend by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 14, 2018

Ukraine International obtains GSSA in foray into Indian market

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has retained the services of ECS Globe Air Cargo India as its new general sales and service agent (GSSA) in a foray into the Indian cargo market. UIA has been working with ECS’ Indian branch since May 1, when the airline launched three direct flights per week between Kiev Boryspil Airport […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 11, 2018

Western Global teams up with Hactl for ground handling on L.A.-to-Hong Kong service

On Wednesday, Florida-based cargo carrier Western Global Airlines launched a new partnership with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), which will provide ground handling services for the carrier’s Los Angeles-to-Hong Kong route, in partnership with U.S.-based forwarder Flexport. “Working with Hong Kong’s leading freighter handler, Hactl, will help ensure that we can provide our […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 11, 2018

Emirates reports higher profits, despite slower cargo growth

This week, Emirates Group released financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, reporting an eye-catching increase in overall net profit of 67 percent to US$1.1 billion. However, the cargo arm of its business, Emirates SkyCargo, reported slowing growth, with tonnage carried increasing by 1.8 percent to 2.6 million tonnes in FY2017, which […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 10, 2018

DP-DHL posts mixed results for Q1 2018

As the first quarter of 2018 wraps up, Deutsche Post-DHL Group reported mixed results over the three-month period, reporting a net-profit drop of 6.2 percent, year-over-year, but an increase in operating profit (EBIT) by 2.3 percent to €905 million. DP-DHL also reported trouble in both the Supply Chain and Post-eCommerce-Parcel (PeP) divisions, but also noted […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 9, 2018

CNS 2018: Air cargo community faces challenges in executing digitalization

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. – The issue on everyone’s minds here at the CNS Partnership Conference is the prevalence of e-commerce in today’s logistics industry. The e-commerce boom may be breathing life back into airfreight, but industry leaders are now experiencing major growing pains as a result. To address these concerns, Glyn Hughes, the global head […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 8, 2018

United, Lufthansa Cargo launch long-awaited joint venture

After nearly three years of negotiations, United Airlines and Lufthansa Cargo formally launched their air cargo joint venture (JV) last week, enabling both carriers to jointly manage sales and booking of standard and express shipments on routes between Europe and the United States. Effective May 3, the JV applies to selected routes from the U.S., […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 7, 2018

IAG Cargo Q1 gets boost from India, pharma demand

U.K.-based IAG Cargo reported a 10.9 percent increase in commercial revenues over the first quarter of 2018, compared with the same period in 2017. CEO Lynne Embleton attributed IAG Cargo’s success to a buoyant market across Europe and the Asia-Pacific regions, and India particularly, as well as growing demand for its pharmaceutical transportation program, Constant […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 4, 2018

Many Paths Forward: Which Chinese carrier has the right e-commerce strategy?

A single brown box is plopped down on the doorstep of family home in a rural town in the southwest Chinese province of Sichuan. The driver, who owns a two-van operation distributing packages to area residents, is now on his way to deliver his next package in the adjacent village. It’s a five-and-a-half-hour drive to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 3, 2018

DHL Global Forwarding adds trans-Pacific freighter service

DHL Global Forwarding is adding a second 747-400F to its round-the-world flight schedule on an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) lease agreement with Atlas Air, in a move that the company says will address a high demand for capacity on Asian routes with another 100 tons per flight. “The gap between the well-performing world […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 3, 2018

Demand flattens, yields soar in March… or do they?

March is usually a good time for reckoning in the air cargo industry. Any lopsided demand figures from the Chinese Lunar New Year surge are generally smoothed out by the third month of the year, and post-holiday inventory restocking generally begins to ebb as spring arrives. The March results from the major data analysis organizations, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 2, 2018
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