Silk Way West to share capacity with JAL Cargo

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West and Japan Airlines subsidiary JAL Cargo have released news of a new cooperation to allow JAL Cargo’s use of Silk Way West’s airfreight capacity on flights between Azerbaijan and Japan. Silk Way West said it plans to bump the frequency of its Baku-Komatsu route it from three to four weekly operations, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

Delta, WestJet enter JV agreement

Delta Airlines and Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet have signed an agreement “to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement” to expand their existing codeshare partnership, a memorandum of understanding signed back in December 2017. A statement from the companies says the agreement will “provide substantial reach into Canada and the U.S.” The cross-border services will […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

Southwest Airlines launches international cargo services with HOU-MEX route

U.S.-based low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has launched its Houston-Mexico City route – marking the debut of the carrier’s international shipping program – with the intention to add Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas to its network later this summer. The airline is starting with four roundtrips per day between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

Southern Air pilots reach tentative agreement with Atlas Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), has reached an agreement between the union representing pilots who fly for subsidiary carrier, Southern Air, over “interim enhancements” to the pilots’ collective bargaining agreement. According to AAWW, the interim agreement would “increase pay rates for Southern Air pilots to the same wage scales as provided to pilots of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 18, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Thinking inside the ‘Bunyan Box’

  Now that it’s July, when Americans are celebrating their independence, it seems fitting to spotlight a 60-year-old American innovation that changed the way the industry protected its precious cargo. Searching for a way to ensure that perishable airfreight could be quickly loaded and unloaded from cargo holds, while still protecting it from spoilage and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 9, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo adds Chile to its Latin American network

Yesterday, Emirates SkyCargo added Santiago to its airfreight network, making it the carrier’s sixth South American destination, following Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Viracopos, Buenos Aires and Ciudad del Este. The 777-200LR service will launch July 5, offering 15 tonnes of capacity between Chile, China, Russia and the Middle East, via the carrier’s hub in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 29, 2018

ABC launches twice-weekly Budapest cargo service

Russian all-cargo carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is launching a twice-weekly frequency on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Budapest on its 747-F aircraft, which will accommodate up to 139 tonnes of capacity per flight for traffic between Eastern and Central Europe. “Its advantageous central location in Europe makes Budapest Airport a perfect location for carriers operating between […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 27, 2018

Emirates increases frequency between Dubai, Angola

Emirates Airlines has added two weekly flights between Dubai and Luanda, the capital of Angola, increasing its service between the two destinations to five times per week, starting July 1, and then ramping up to daily service, starting in winter. The carrier will employ a 777-300ER aircraft on the route, which will provide 23 tonnes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 12, 2018

Forwarders take to dedicated freighter ops, but could trade issues get in the way?

DHL Global Forwarding this week disclosed that it is considering launching additional dedicated Asia-Pacific freighter routes, according to a media report. DHL currently employs Atlas Air to operate 747 freighters that service its Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) route. With DHL’s move to increase capacity between Asia and the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 8, 2018

AirBridgeCargo’s Lazarev: At right place, right time for further growth

Since joining the Volga-Dnepr Group in 2013, in the position of operations director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), Sergey Lazarev has overseen a period of rapid growth for the Russian all-cargo carrier. Two years later after joining the carrier, he was appointed general director of ABC, which had been aggressively pursuing long-haul cargo routes and achieving […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 7, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Dubai-U.K. routes

Tomorrow, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo launches daily services to London Stansted Airport (STN) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 777-300ER aircraft, opening up 500 tonnes of capacity (inbound plus outbound) per week between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The carrier cites strong growth in demand for the transportation of pharma products between the two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

Alibaba to invest US$1.5 billion in Hong Kong International Airport facility

Last week, Alibaba released plans to expand the network of its logistics arm, Cainiao, into Asia, Europe and the Middle East, underpinning its international e-commerce expansion effort. Yesterday, the company released its plans to drop US$1.5 billion on a logistics center project at China’s Southern-most hub, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA). Our sister publication Cargo Facts gives an […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

American Airlines launches cargo services to Cuba

We are finally witnessing air cargo operations launch between Cuba and the United States, after the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines slots at José Martí International Airport (HAV) after a year of eerie silence surrounding what was initially a hot topic in the air freight world. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 4, 2018

Alaska Airlines to boost cargo capacity by 40 percent following Virgin America integration

Seattle-based combination carrier Alaska Air Cargo is preparing to increase capacity by 40 percent by utilizing its seventy A320 and A321 aircraft for cargo transportation, which Alaska gained in its acquisition of Virgin America in 2016. Alaska Air Cargo – internationally recognized as one of the only low-cost carriers that operates freighters – is taking […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 1, 2018
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