Carriers

Double-digit revenue growth at United Cargo confirms strong market

Double-digit revenue growth at United Cargo confirms strong market

July 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Surging volumes at United Cargo pushed cargo revenues up 22.1 percent, year-over-year, to US$254 million in the second quarter of 2017, pushing the year-to-date growth rate and revenue numbers up to 17.9 percent, y-o-y, and $474 million, respectively. Comprising of less than 3 percent of United’s total half-year revenues, cargoRead More

Qatar Cargo’s 4,000-cow airlift flaunts Saudi blockade

Qatar Cargo’s 4,000-cow airlift flaunts Saudi blockade

July 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

In light of last month’s decision by Saudi Arabia and its allies to impose a blockade on exports to Qatar, the Qataris appear to be ready to hold out until the cows come home — literally. Qatar is moving fast and sparing no expense in their efforts to cut SaudiRead More

Southwest Airlines to sponsor ELEVATE 2017

Southwest Airlines to sponsor ELEVATE 2017

July 17, 2017 at 11:49 pm 0 comments

Air Cargo World is pleased to announce that Southwest Airlines is a sponsor of this year’s ELEVATE 2017 Conference, Oct. 2 at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach hotel, in Miami. ELEVATE, presented by Air Cargo World, is the leading event on digital innovation in air logistics. Southwest, which won Air Cargo World’sRead More

FedEx’s TNT Express still reeling from Petya cyberattack last month

FedEx’s TNT Express still reeling from Petya cyberattack last month

July 17, 2017 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

The impact from the latest cyberattack on TNT Express operations has turned out to be far greater than initially reported, with many offices reduced to pen-and-paper operations and critical business data seemingly permanently destroyed. The virus first struck the company’s Ukraine operations on June 27, before infiltrating the company’s globalRead More

Western Global Airlines, Network Airline Management renew ACMI deal

Western Global Airlines, Network Airline Management renew ACMI deal

July 17, 2017 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

All-cargo carrier Western Global Airlines (WGA) renewed its long-term ACMI contract with UK-based Network Airline Management (NAM) last week, operating WGA MD-11 freighters on Africa-to-Europe routes. The renewal keeps WGA freighters flying scheduled and charter flights on behalf of NAM, primarily between Europe and Africa, with operations based in Liege,Read More

Air France- KLM doubles down on e-commerce strategy

Air France- KLM doubles down on e-commerce strategy

July 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Air France-KLM opened what it is calling “the world’s first” combination-carrier-operated sorting system capable of handling package-level freight. Air France-KLM has pursued a number of cargo strategies over the years with limited success, however this new strategy suggests that the carrier’s ambitions are still intact. The new facility “allows usRead More

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

New Istanbul Airport inks €250-million cargo service deals

July 14, 2017 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

With Turkish Cargo posting a 30 percent, year-over-year, jump in 2016, to 3.6 billion freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), the scale of Istanbul’s new six-runway airport is suddenly looking more pragmatic. On the logistics side, the country’s new airport is nearing completion, setting the stage for a new global cargo hubRead More

DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

DHL Supply Chain takes over Cathay Pacific MRO logistics

July 13, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

  A ten-year contract went into effect today that puts DHL Supply Chain in charge of Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon’s storage, warehousing and domestic transportation of aircraft service parts at Hong Kong International Airport (HKA).  The contract will see DHL Supply Chain take overall responsibility for the storage, warehousingRead More