Traffic

Exports are taking off at Rickenbacker Airport

Exports are taking off at Rickenbacker Airport

September 22, 2017 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

The fashion industry, and the many retailers based in Ohio, have made Rickenbacker Airport (LCK) in Columbus, U.S., a sustainable cargo-only airport for scheduled freighters and charters, such as Qatar Airways Cargo’s 777 freighter flight earlier this month. However, the airport is also seeing dramatic increases in exports for products,Read More

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

Irma recovery efforts continue as next hurricane threatens Caribbean

September 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Even as yet another major cyclone – the Category 5-level Hurricane Maria – plows through the Caribbean region today, cargo groups and nonprofits are scrambling to provide food, medicine and other relief supplies to help the islands recover from the last major storm, Hurricane Irma. Disaster relief charities Airlink, LIFT, Patient Airlift ServicesRead More

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

IATA sees growth drivers in place for strong finish to 2017

September 19, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

Despite some typically cautious warnings that the current growth cycle may be nearing a peak, industry-wide freight tonne kilometer (FTK) growth is at its strongest pace since 2010 and global business and consumer confidence levels point to solid improvement at least through the third quarter, IATA said in its Q3Read More

July volumes rise with global trade support, IATA says

July volumes rise with global trade support, IATA says

September 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Another month, another double-digit increase in airfreight volume growth. A surge in global trade and business confidence indicators pushed up July demand in freight tonne kilometers by 11.4 percent, year-over-year – proving wrong the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) warning that June was likely the peak of the latest growthRead More

WFS’ ground handling volume has grown steadily in North America since January

WFS’ ground handling volume has grown steadily in North America since January

September 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

As is the case with most of the carriers and forwarders reporting on air cargo volume this summer, ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) said total volumes across its nearly 60 cargo locations in the United States rose by more than 17 percent in the first seven months of 2017.Read More

Rebounding global economy pushes up yields at Air China Cargo

Rebounding global economy pushes up yields at Air China Cargo

September 4, 2017 at 1:00 am 0 comments

With global trade driving up demand for air cargo along its major trade routes, Air China Cargo reported an increase in yields by 13 percent, year-over-year, for the first half of 2017, to reach US$0.19 per revenue tonne kilometer (RTK). Volumes were up 6 percent, y-o-year, at 3.5 billion RTKs,Read More

Panalpina re-opens in Houston after Harvey

Panalpina re-opens in Houston after Harvey

August 31, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Third-party logistics provider Panalpina resumed its Houston operations at 8 a.m. this morning in local time, after Tropical Storm Harvey caused massive flooding across the city. Panalpina’s Houston facilities escaped the flooding and currently have full power, the company said in an announcement. Panalpina’s employees in the region are accountedRead More

AAPA July airfreight demand surges with manufacturing growth

AAPA July airfreight demand surges with manufacturing growth

August 28, 2017 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

In what is beginning to sound like a skipping record, another airfreight group is reporting more good news about traffic. In this case, it’s the Association of Asia-Pacific Airlines (AAPA) saying that airfreight demand in the Asia-Pacific region continues to soar, according to preliminary results from the association’s carriers inRead More