Changes in Latitude: Latin America’s economy reverses years of cargo stagnation

Ten pallets of papayas are sitting in an industrial-sized refrigerator in one of the cool-chain facilities at Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (GIG), awaiting the green light from customs to be loaded onto the belly of a Los Angeles-bound widebody. Upon arrival in LAX, the prized fruits will be offloaded and transferred to another aircraft, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 5, 2018

AeroUnion begins freighter service to Miami

As it continues an ambitious infrastructure upgrade, Miami International Airport (MIA) announced further growth in its freighter service with the addition of two weekly roundtrip flights on a triangular route between MIA, Mexico City and Mérida via AeroUnion. The service from the Mexico-based carrier, which departs every Tuesday and Friday, began on Dec. 2, making […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 7, 2016

AMI opens Miami office for South American connections

Seeking deeper relationships with air cargo firms in at least 10 Latin American nations, airfreight and express wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) has opened a new office in Miami, which will act as a gateway for transshipments between North and South America.  AMI Miami, as the office will be known, will act as a liaison […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 27, 2016

LATAM boosted fuel efficiency in ‘2015 Sustainability Report’

In an industry with a spotty environmental track record, to say the least, LATAM Airlines is apparently headed the right direction, based on its “2015 Sustainability Report,” published late last week. Over the course of 2015, LATAM was able to cut fuel consumption by 38.4 million gallons of jet fuel, equivalent to a 366,500-metric-tonne decrease […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 4, 2016

Etihad takes delivery of new 777F

  Etihad Cargo has made good on its plans for expansion by taking delivery of a new 777F, the 11th freighter in its fleet. The aircraft will enter service today. At last year’s Dubai Air Show, the carrier announced that it would take delivery of two additional freighters this year. The two  are part of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 1, 2016

LATAM, AA, IAG seek new partnership

LATAM, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia are shaking things up for 2016. LATAM – the newly rebranded entity comprised of Chile’s LAN Airlines and Brazil’s TAM Lineas Aéreas S.A. – said it will apply for antitrust immunity with the U.S. Department of Transportation and the relevant authorities in South America to form a joint […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 16, 2016

Cargo theft the highest in U.K., Netherlands

The Transported Asset Protection Association for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (TAPA EMEA), recently revealed that, in the first quarter of 2015, the highest rate of cargo theft incidents were in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. More than 67 percent of 206 freight thefts or attempted thefts in the first three months […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 10, 2015

Lufthansa Cargo to kick off Natal route

On Saturday, Lufthansa Cargo will launch a route that flies to Europe and Africa through Natal, Brazil – what company officials describe as an emblematic route that showcases how the German carrier is trying to refine its South American network for more direct connections. Specifically, the Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F will fly Frankfurt–Dakar–São Paulo Viracopos (VCP)–Natal–Dakar–Frankfurt once […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • June 1, 2015

Cargolux flies to Santiago again

Cargolux Airlines is reinstating its Boeing 747 freighter service to Santiago with a weekly flight beginning Sunday.
  • July 22, 2013