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Heathrow Airport, American Airlines 777 on stand during cargo loading, May 2013.

Airfreight yield and demand growth accelerate in May

June 14, 2017 at 5:50 pm 0 comments

With results in from many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, it looks like air freight demand growth in May was extremely strong – perhaps not as strong as in March 2017, but an improvement over April (which was by no means weak). From the revenue data available, itRead More

U.K. aviation, freight groups clash over possible Brexit negotiation delays

U.K. aviation, freight groups clash over possible Brexit negotiation delays

June 14, 2017 at 5:42 pm 0 comments

A full week after the surprise results of the U.K. general election that denied the Conservative Party a majority in Parliament, more aviation and freight groups are weighing in about possible delays in the negotiations over Great Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, or the “Brexit.” The traditional “Queen’sRead More

The Kerry Group's freight-forwarding arm readies for continued international expansion into 2016.

Kerry Logistics enters JV with Globalink Logistics, expands in CIS region

June 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

In an effort to broaden its presence in the Central Asian region, Kerry Logistics has partnered with Dubai-based Globalink Logistics DWC, a freight forwarding group with extensive operations across The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The joint venture will “significantly expand Kerry Logistics’ coverage in Central Asia and the CIS,Read More

Emirates, Cargolux launch first flight of cargo agreement

Emirates, Cargolux launch first flight of cargo agreement

June 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

The arrival of an Emirates SkyCargo 777 freighter into Luxembourg yesterday, June 12, kicked off a dedicated freighter and combo-carrier agreement with Cargolux Airlines, setting the stage for block and interline agreements that will allow the two carriers to use each other’s capacity for routes and capabilities beyond their ownRead More

Amerijet announces first scheduled trans-Atlantic route to Brussels

Amerijet announces first scheduled trans-Atlantic route to Brussels

June 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

Days after Brussels Airport (BRU) announced an 8.5 percent rise in month-over-month cargo throughput for the month of May, Amerijet CEO Vic Karjian said he plans to start operating a direct cargo route between Miami and Brussels. The new service will commence in the second quarter of 2018, with twoRead More

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

Etihad Cargo adds Cambodia freighter service

Etihad Cargo adds Cambodia freighter service

June 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm 0 comments

Etihad Cargo has launched a weekly freighter service between Abu Dhabi and Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, in a bid to capture Cambodia’s growing garment and footwear output. Fashion related industry now accounts for 10 percent of the country’s workforce, and Cambodia’s rise represents a demand for cheap laborRead More