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Blockade backlash: Qatar to ‘expedite’ launch of new routes as Doha airfreight surges

Blockade backlash: Qatar to ‘expedite’ launch of new routes as Doha airfreight surges

June 22, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Qatar Airways will “expedite” the launch of new routes in response to the ongoing blockade by Saudi Arabia and other Arabian Gulf and North African countries, the carrier’s CEO, Akbar al Baker, told Bloomberg earlier this week. The airline upped the ante today, announcing that it was moving to buyRead More

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

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

GECAS doubles its stake in the 737-800 freighter conversions

June 21, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) demonstrated its confidence in the 737-800 freighter today by announcing plans to convert 30 more if its passenger Boeing 737-800s into freighters. The order, announced during the Paris Air Show, more than doubles GECAS’ current investment into the freighter type, which includes the 25 aircraftRead 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

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

June 20, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

At the 2017 Paris Air Show yesterday, UPS and Boeing officially announced a passenger-to-freighter conversion deal involving three 767-300 aircraft. The agreement underscored the demand for P-to-F conversions, with FedEx and the U.S. Airforce having booked out production freighter slots well into the future.  In its annual forecast, Boeing saidRead More

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

Ameriflight, UPS Airlines launch joint training program for pilots

June 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm 0 comments

In response to a looming pilot shortage in the airfreight industry, Ameriflight and UPS Airlines have launched the UPS/Ameriflight Gateway Program to get pilots the hours and skills required to operate UPS Airline’s larger aircraft. Two trainees are already in the program, and Ameriflight plans to add two more inRead 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