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AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

January 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own newsRead More

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

Schiphol handles record cargo volumes in 2016

January 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm 0 comments

As the year-end data starts to flow, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport joins a list of cargo handlers and carriers that saw their volumes surge back into profitability in 2016, after a lean start to the year. With a throughput of 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5 percent over 2015, Schiphol set aRead More

New pilot contract trims Delta’s 2016 earnings

New pilot contract trims Delta’s 2016 earnings

January 13, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

Delta Air Lines announced it made US$923 million in adjusted pre-tax fourth-quarter income, which was down $524 million, year-over-year, a decline the carrier attributed to it’s new pilot agreement, which entailed a substantial retroactive pay hike. The Atlanta-based carrier’s Q4 net income fell 37 percent to $622 million. Fourth-quarter cargoRead More

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Additional AA Cargo widebody targets Puerto Rican pharma

January 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

Starting April 4, 2017, American Airlines will add a daily A330-200 widebody flight to its extant twice daily narrow-body scheduled service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). PHL is home to American Airlines Cargo’s dedicated, 25,000-square-foot pharmaceutical facility, making Philly an important nodeRead More

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

Air cargo flies high as EU airports post bumper numbers

January 10, 2017 at 7:01 pm 0 comments

Starting with the latest numbers from IATA, which wrap up the reporting on November’s performance, the upward trend in air cargo has been confirmed once again. Global airfreight markets registered high demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), that rose by 6.8 percent in November 2016, compared to the sameRead More

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

Major China Airlines-JAL codeshare to include cargo

January 10, 2017 at 6:53 pm 0 comments

China Airlines and Japan Airlines (JAL) will expand extant code-sharing to cover all routes operated by both airlines between Japan and Taiwan, starting the second half of February 2017. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) said the agreement will be a “strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger services.” The number ofRead More

EVERETT, Wash., Dec. 16, 2005 – The Boeing Company  today delivered Air China Cargo’s first Boeing 747-400 Freighter, the first of two new 747-400Fs for the Beijing-based carrier.
The new airplane will be used on Air China Cargo’s routes between China and North America and Europe. Air China Cargo’s new Boeing 747-400 freighter is powered by Pratt & Whitney 4056 engines.
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China Air Cargo’s trade in shark fins is finished [VIDEO]

January 6, 2017 at 6:47 pm 0 comments

Air China Cargo has become the first carrier from the Chinese mainland to ban the transport of shark fins aboard its aircraft, signifying an important curb to the trade of a product that is widely considered to be both inhumane and a threat to an endangered species. The carrier hasRead More

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

Yangtze River Express latest carrier on Halifax lobster trail

January 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm 0 comments

Canadian crustaceans beware. The new year celebration is not yet over, thanks in part to Yangtze River Express Airlines, the latest cargo carrier to add services to Halifax Airport to take advantage of the booming lobster export season, the airport announced. The first Yangtze River Express 747-400F will depart HalifaxRead More