Airports

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

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

Air France-KLM Cargo’s 2016 woes stretch into the new year

February 16, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM Cargo’s ongoing restructuring has failed to correct a slide in cargo volumes and revenues that has dogged the carrier since it’s merger in 2004. Cargo revenues fell especially hard last year, down 14.7 percent to €2.06 billion as the worlds most storied combined cargo carriers struggle to competeRead More

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

Airberlin’s three new A330-200s to boost U.S.-Germany belly capacity

February 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Airberlin announced plans to add three wide-body A330-200 aircraft, to be flown on additional long-haul flights to the United States, scheduled to begin this summer. In addition to growing the German carrier’s existing A330 fleet to 17, the aircraft will boost belly-hold capacity between Berlin Tegel and Orlando International, andRead More

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

Valentine’s Day surge in flower traffic smells sweet at LATAM Cargo [VIDEO]

February 15, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

With Valentine’s Day finally in the rear-view mirror, carriers like LATAM Cargo are savoring one of the mainstays of the Latin Americans airfreight business: the annual January surge in flower shipment. This year, the Chile-based carrier handled more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 short tons) in theRead More

Valentine’s day flower trade drives air cargo business [ VIDEO]

Valentine’s day flower trade drives air cargo business [ VIDEO]

February 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm 0 comments

In the run-up to Valentine’s Day this year, Emirates SkyCargo has added four additional freighters from Nairobi, carrying an additional 350 tonnes of flowers into Amsterdam. LATAM Cargo announced that it is transporting more than 160 million bouquets of flowers (around 9,000 tons) in the three weeks leading up toRead More

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

FedEx Express opens new facility at Milan-Malpensa Airport

February 10, 2017 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

A little over a year since breaking ground in 2015, FedEx Express has opened its new “mini hub” in southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa Airport. In spite of its diminutive nickname, the facility is three times the size of the former FedEx facility, making it the company’s third-largest cargo hub in Europe,Read More

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

February 10, 2017 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move betweenRead More

Fraport’s global portfolio starts year in good form

Fraport’s global portfolio starts year in good form

February 9, 2017 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

Global airport management company Fraport’s January cargo traffic figures indicate continued gains into 2017 on the back of a strong finish to 2016. At the flagship, Frankfurt Airport, 265,835 tonnes of cargo were handled in January, a 5.8 percent, year-over-year, increase. On the other side of the planet, Fraport’s 70-percentRead More