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IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

IATA releases nominees for annual Cargo Innovation Awards

February 17, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

After honoring a successful group of cutting-edge cargo entrepreneurs and established firms in 2015, IATA has revived its Cargo Innovation Awards program for 2017 and released the names of five finalists for this year’s award. The second edition of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards received 46 entries from acrossRead More

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

Atlas Air to operate 747-400 freighter for Asiana Cargo

Atlas Air to operate 747-400 freighter for Asiana Cargo

February 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air announced that it will soon operate one of its 747-400 freighters for Asiana Cargo on key trans-Pacific routes, connecting Korea with several destinations in the United States.  The service is scheduled to begin later this month. William J. Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, called theRead More

Royal Jordanian, CHAMP Cargosystems collaborate on e-AWB system

Royal Jordanian, CHAMP Cargosystems collaborate on e-AWB system

February 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

Royal Jordanian Airlines has teamed up with CHAMP Cargosystems on a system that enables cargo agents to create electronic air waybills (e-AWB) when making airfreight bookings. In addition to streamlining air cargo tracking and booking capabilities, the e-AWB system developed by Royal Jordanian and CHAMP integrates into a platform usedRead More

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

China Eastern subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics transferred to CEA Holdings

February 14, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

China Eastern Airlines completed its divestiture from its freight subsidiary, Eastern Air Logistics, on February 8, 2017, according to a filing by China Eastern Airlines on the Shanghai and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges.  In January, China Eastern Airlines shareholders gave their approval to separate the airline separation from its airRead More