Carriers

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

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

More freighter orders for Boeing

More freighter orders for Boeing

February 13, 2017 at 6:46 pm 0 comments

January was kind to Boeing in terms of freighter aircraft orders – especially if you consider the 767-200C a freighter. To start, Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines converted two 777 passenger aircraft orders to freighters, and an unidentified customer ordered one 777F. As shown in the chart, this brings Boeing’s total orders forRead 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

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

On the rails: Growth in Asia’s slower lane

February 9, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Last October the British and Chinese governments agreed to allow more than double the number of passenger flights between the two nations and threw the door open to unlimited cargo flights. To date, however, no air carrier has availed itself of the opportunity. Instead, rail, as well as rival ground-basedRead More

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

Brazil’s economic crisis keeps LATAM Cargo in the weeds

February 9, 2017 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

LATAM Airlines’ cargo business, along with the regional economy, got pounded in 2016, and the latest January numbers suggest that the beleaguered Santiago-based carrier isn’t out of the woods yet, despite a 1.9-percentage-point increase in its cargo load factor. According to the carrier’s monthly report, out yesterday, revenue tonne kilometersRead More