Airports

Asia-Pacific air cargo markets start 2017 on strong footing

Asia-Pacific air cargo markets start 2017 on strong footing

February 27, 2017 at 6:48 pm 0 comments

Preliminary January traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed strong traffic volumes in both international air passenger and air cargo markets. International air cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTK), grew by 4.7 percent. Offered freight capacity expanded by 3.8 percent, resulting in a 0.5Read More

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

Volume up, dollars down as IAG faces ‘challenging market conditions’

February 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo’s 2016 full-year results out today show commercial revenue down 6.6 percent to €1.022 billion. “These are resilient results in the face of challenging market conditions,” said Drew Crawley, CEO at IAG Cargo. “Growing supply from freighter and new-generation passenger fleets have continued to outstrip flat demand for generalRead More

Have love, will travel: Bye-bye to Bao Bao [VIDEO]

Have love, will travel: Bye-bye to Bao Bao [VIDEO]

February 24, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Amid sad protests from children around America’s capital city region, a giant panda that had been on loan from China for three years at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., boarded a FedEx freighter flight to China earlier this week, leaving the U.S. to join a breeding program.Read More

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

Worldwide Flight Services to handle China Airlines’ cargo at O’Hare

February 24, 2017 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

China Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to handle its cargo at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. The Taiwan-based carrier connects Taipei and Chicago with up to seven direct flights per-week, with combined inbound/outbound cargo volumes totaling around 56,000 tonnes per year. Overall, WFS handles more than 130,000 tonnes of cargo aRead More

Hactl first handler in Hong Kong to obtain IATA CEIV-Pharma cert

Hactl first handler in Hong Kong to obtain IATA CEIV-Pharma cert

February 23, 2017 at 6:45 pm 0 comments

The momentum for IATA’s global standard for pharmaceutical handling continued to grow this week as Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that it has met all IATA CEIV-Pharma certifications, making it the first handler in Hong Kong to obtain the certification. The process was sponsored by the HongRead More

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Atlanta airport adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space

February 22, 2017 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

ATLNext, the new development program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), is in the process of adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space, with construction starting this year on the third warehouse. The development includes a new vehicle staging area to relieve cargo truck congestion. The work is expectedRead More

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics opens facility in Germany

February 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm 0 comments

Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) opened a new manufacturing facility in Constance, Germany, on Feb. 20 to produce systems for the postal, parcel and airport logistics market. Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Michael Reichle, CEO of SPPAL, said that combining development and manufacturing under one roof “enables usRead More

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

National carriers balk at proposed increase in Alaska jet fuel tax

February 17, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

After cruising for decades on high oil prices, the state of Alaska is scrambling to make up budget shortfalls by introducing a bill that would triple the state tax on jet fuel, sparking predictable dismay from several U.S.-based carriers that use Anchorage as a major trans-shipment hub on long-haul routes.Read More