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IAG Cargo adds Madrid-Basel freighter service

IAG Cargo adds Madrid-Basel freighter service

April 14, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo has launched a new freighter service between Madrid and Basel to meet the demands of Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector. The route adds more than 29,000 kilograms of lift per flight, expanding capacity on IAG Cargo’s short-haul freighter network by 6 percent. The new service has been running on aRead More

Pharma traffic surges at Miami

Pharma traffic surges at Miami

April 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm 0 comments

The 2016 value of international freight at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose eight percent to US$57.3 billion, according to U.S. Department of Commerce data. MIA accredited the rise to pharmaceutical freight, which rose 48 percent, year over year, to $4.4 billion. The South Florida airport has put in the workRead More

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

April 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The new year in Hong Kong began in an auspicious manner for the airfreight community. In the budget that was propsed in February, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, outlined plans to foster air cargo. To cement Hong Kong’s status as major hub and enhance its competitive edge, Secretary ChanRead More

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

JD.com to build 150 drone launch facilities in China by 2020 [VIDEO]

April 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Chinese e-commerce heavyweight JD.com plans to build 150 drone launch facilities in southwestern Sichuan province for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) parcel delivery. Having secured government approval in select provinces, autonomous aerial deliveries in China are at the forefront of commercial drone innovation. JD.com has been making commercial drone deliveries inRead More

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

Atlas Air reaches tentative deal with dispatchers union over Amazon’s CVG move

April 7, 2017 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

Dispatchers working for carriers Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide are set to receive a four-year extension on their contract, including pay increases and relocation benefits, after its operations move to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) as part of Amazon’s planned relocation to CVG from Wilmington. Atlas Air WorldwideRead More

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Pharma drives AA launch of daily widebody San Juan-Philly service

April 5, 2017 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

In a quest for more pharma traffic, American Airlines launched daily, nonstop widebody service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). The service adds capacity between Puerto Rico-based pharmaceutical manufacturing, representing 12 of the world’s top 20 pharma companies, and American Airlines Cargo’s dedicatedRead More

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

UPS building $200 million facility, adds Saturday delivery to meet e-commerce demand

April 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

UPS announced today plans to build a US$200 million package operations facility in Arlington, Texas, just one day after it confirmed that it’s pilot Saturday-pickup project would be expanded nationwide through 2018. These developments point to an ongoing pivot towards more extensive and faster coverage by UPS in the contextRead More

Gatwick’s Embleton replaces departing Crawley at IAG Cargo

Gatwick’s Embleton replaces departing Crawley at IAG Cargo

April 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm 0 comments

A little over a year after taking charge of IAG Cargo and embarking on several modernization initiatives, Drew Crawley announced today that he is stepping down from the CEO position to become head of Avios, the loyalty program for parent company IAG Group. In his place, IAG Group has appointedRead More