Carriers

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

July 13, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes ofRead More

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

Hactl wins contract for Melbourne-Hong Kong Virgin Australia route

July 13, 2017 at 5:51 pm 0 comments

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) was appointed as cargo ground handler for Virgin Australia’s new services from Melbourne to Hong Kong that started on July 5. At five weekly Airbus A330-200 arrivals, each with 14 tonnes of bellyhold capacity a piece, Virgin Australia could move a significant shareRead More

Turkish Cargo adds two more African destinations to freighter network

Turkish Cargo adds two more African destinations to freighter network

July 12, 2017 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

Turkish Cargo continues its expansion into Africa, with the July 1 launch of a scheduled cargo flights to Johannesburg and Madagascar. After noticing rising exports in bellyholds, the carrier is adding freighter capacity to meet demand. South Africa’s major export markets include Europe and the Americas, where Turkish has expandedRead More

Amerijet becomes first U.S. all-cargo CEIV-Pharma-certified carrier [VIDEO]

Amerijet becomes first U.S. all-cargo CEIV-Pharma-certified carrier [VIDEO]

July 11, 2017 at 5:03 pm 0 comments

The CEIV bug appears to be spreading in the United States. Just a day after Delta Cargo announced that it had earned IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification, Amerijet International announced today that it had also earned a CEIV-Pharma cert, making it the first U.S.-based all-cargo airline to be awarded with the designation,Read More

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Delta Cargo becomes first U.S.-based global carrier to earn CEIV cert

July 10, 2017 at 5:54 pm 0 comments

Delta Cargo today earned IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling, making it the first global carrier based in the United States to receive the distinction. In conjunction with its CEIV-Pharma-certified partner Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, Delta Cargo now operates the first CEIV-Pharma trans-Atlantic network, connectingRead More

LATAM Cargo charts second month of growth, following dismal start to 2017

LATAM Cargo charts second month of growth, following dismal start to 2017

July 10, 2017 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

LATAM Airlines Cargo still can’t seem to catch a break, even when the news is good. Cargo volumes at the Chilean carrier moved up in the month of June, registering a 2.7 percent year-over-year increase after years of mostly poor results. But last month’s showing wasn’t enough to offset year-to-dateRead More

Cathay Pacific to buy out DHL’s minority share in Air Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific to buy out DHL’s minority share in Air Hong Kong

July 10, 2017 at 5:06 pm 0 comments

Cathay Pacific and DHL entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) that positions Cathay Pacific Group to purchase DHL Group’s 40 percent stake in Air Hong Kong (AHK), making AHK a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, which already owns the other 60 percent. Under the current non-binding terms,Read More

Cargolux’s weekly Quito service brings Ecuadorian flowers to Europe, Asia

Cargolux’s weekly Quito service brings Ecuadorian flowers to Europe, Asia

July 6, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

Cargolux Airlines launched scheduled all-cargo services to Quito on July 2, providing four flights per week, originating in Luxembourg and transiting through two airports in Brazil (Curitiba and Viracopos) as well as on in Mexico. The Quito connection sets up more opportunities to ship Ecuador’s cut flower exports to marketsRead More