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Cargolux and Chinese partners ink deal on all-freight airline

Cargolux and Chinese partners ink deal on all-freight airline

June 12, 2017 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

Cargolux, HNCA, the Henan Airport Group, and the Xinggang Investment Group Company signed a joint venture equity contract establishing Henan Cargo Airlines, a cargo airline that will operate under a Chinese air operator certificate (AOC). The first revenue flight is set to take place during the fourth quarter of 2018.Read More

Ethiopian Airlines sets late June date to open new cargo terminal

Ethiopian Airlines sets late June date to open new cargo terminal

June 12, 2017 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

Ethiopian Airlines has set this year’s ICAO Global Air Cargo Development Forum, hosted by Ethiopia, as the date for the inauguration of its Cargo Terminal-II. The event takes place from 27th to 29th June 2017. The new 150,000 square meter Cargo Terminal includes facilities such as the dry cargo terminalRead More

Western Global granted rights to operate scheduled U.S.-China service

Western Global granted rights to operate scheduled U.S.-China service

June 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm 0 comments

Despite opposition from Atlas Air, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) granted Western Global Airline rights to operate scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between any points in the U.S., via any intermediate points, to any point or points in China, and vice versa. Atlas Air had arguedRead More

ELEVATE 2017 conference agenda released, board of advisors formed

ELEVATE 2017 conference agenda released, board of advisors formed

June 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Air Cargo World, the industry’s most widely read news source, has released the agenda for its second annual ELEVATE Conference, the publication announced today. ELEVATE 2017 will take place on October 2nd at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, Miami, Fla., and will explore the rise of e-commerce and the digitization of globalRead More

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Air China launches weekly 777f service between Shanghai and Liege, Belgium

June 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

An Air Cargo China 777F from Shanghai touched down Liege Airport yesterday, marking the start of weekly freighter services between the two airports. The additional capacity is being deployed in response to growing e-commerce volumes between China and Europe, the Belgian airport said. Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial at Liege Airport,Read More

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

June 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

As seen in the first column in this series (February 2017), the emergence of e-commerce exposed how the air cargo industry is little match for new consumer logistics demands, which mandate transparency in pricing, speed and quality. The product offered by scheduled airlines, featuring interchangeable capacity and forwarding services inRead More

Qatar Airways Cargo adds weekly freighter into Heathrow

Qatar Airways Cargo adds weekly freighter into Heathrow

June 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

It’s almost impossible to add freighter capacity into Heathrow at this point, due to overcrowding, but late last week, a Qatar Airways Cargo A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport, marking the start of weekly freighter services to L… This content is for currently subscribed users only. To getRead More

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

When pigs (and horses) fly: Demand rises for live animal transport

June 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

On April 20 of this year, a special passenger arrived on a United flight from London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare. He was in good health and spirits the last time someone had checked on him a few hours before wheels up. But when it came time for him to changeRead More