Airports

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

Asian airfreight shows no signs of slowing in May

June 22, 2017 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

A solid 12.2 percent increase in volumes and a 4.7 percentage-point increase in freight load factors (FLF) for the month of May, year-over-year, are helping to overturn predictions that Asia’s airfreight markets were headed for a “seasonal cooling,” according to the latest numbers from the Association of Asia Pacific AirlinesRead More

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

Turkish adds freighter capacity into Brazil, France

June 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

Bolstering its reputation as one of the fastest-growing airfreight operations in the world, Turkish Cargo launched scheduled freighter flights to Paris yesterday, and will launch a scheduled cargo route to São Paulo on June 25. Calling São Paolo, “one of the largest industrial and trade centers in South America,” TurkishRead More

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

DHL Supply Chain to take over MRO logistics for Etihad Airways Engineering

June 21, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) firm Etihad Airways Engineering said it plans to outsource all its logistics functions to DHL Supply Chain, the Abu Dhabi-based engineering arm of Etihad Airways announced yesterday.  In a letter of intent signed by the two companies, DHL Supply Chain will assume management ofRead More

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

WFS scores three-year Stockholm ground handling deal with Qatar Airways

June 19, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways chose Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) for a three-year contract to provide cargo handling in Stockholm, where the airline flies 13 times per week from its hub in Doha. Under the deal, WFS will handle some 12,000 tonnes of cargo per year for Qatar Airways at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.Read More

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

June 19, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Government-owned low-cost carrier flydubai and logistic software provider Mercator inked a seven-year extension to their air cargo management contract. The renewal means that flydubai will continue using Mercator’s technology platform, providing cargo management and cargo revenue accounting services. Mercator said it will provide the expertise and technology to upgrade flydubai’sRead More

Trump’s new Cuba policy complicates airfreight, bilateral trade plans

Trump’s new Cuba policy complicates airfreight, bilateral trade plans

June 16, 2017 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

Almost one year ago, FedEx was granted permission to operate freighter flights between the U.S. and Cuba by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). FedEx has until October 15, 2017, to inaugurate its U.S./Cuba all-cargo air service, but those plans are in jeopardy now, thanks to a policy change byRead More

Emirates, Cargolux launch first flight of cargo agreement

Emirates, Cargolux launch first flight of cargo agreement

June 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

The arrival of an Emirates SkyCargo 777 freighter into Luxembourg yesterday, June 12, kicked off a dedicated freighter and combo-carrier agreement with Cargolux Airlines, setting the stage for block and interline agreements that will allow the two carriers to use each other’s capacity for routes and capabilities beyond their ownRead More

Amerijet announces first scheduled trans-Atlantic route to Brussels

Amerijet announces first scheduled trans-Atlantic route to Brussels

June 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

Days after Brussels Airport (BRU) announced an 8.5 percent rise in month-over-month cargo throughput for the month of May, Amerijet CEO Vic Karjian said he plans to start operating a direct cargo route between Miami and Brussels. The new service will commence in the second quarter of 2018, with twoRead More