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Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

April 19, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

Total airport cargo handled — loaded and unloaded freight and mail — worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3 percent over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes, according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International. International freight handled was up 4.3 percent to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for aRead More

Back in black? European air cargo business boom continues

Back in black? European air cargo business boom continues

April 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm 0 comments

With the March numbers starting to trickle in from European carriers and airports, early indicators suggest that the air cargo business is on track for yet another great month across the continent. On the airport side, Heathrow saw what it’s CEO, John Holland-Kaye, described as “surging trade.” Meanwhile, Air France-KLM,Read More

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

April 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

The new year in Hong Kong began in an auspicious manner for the airfreight community. In the budget that was propsed in February, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, outlined plans to foster air cargo. To cement Hong Kong’s status as major hub and enhance its competitive edge, Secretary ChanRead More

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

Where have all the pilots gone? How a looming shortage may curtail e-commerce

April 5, 2017 at 5:58 pm 0 comments

Bug smashers, nearjets, flippers, junkstreams. To most pilots, these names conjure memories of their first jobs in the business, flying small aircraft for regional carriers, often carrying cargo. “It’s real flying, the sort that puts hair on your chest,” a seasoned American pilot named Dover explained. “There’s nothing glamorous aboutRead More

Will there be a modal shift to Hyperloop? Don’t answer yet…

Will there be a modal shift to Hyperloop? Don’t answer yet…

March 30, 2017 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A recent post in Tech Crunch breathlessly postulated that the planned Hyperloop One system envisioned for the Middle East will one day be able to handle the equivalent of US$12 billion of the region’s entire $35 billion cargo market, including all $7 billion worth of airfreight shipments in the GulfRead More

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

China’s newest all-cargo carrier takes to the skies

March 29, 2017 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Early this morning, Guangzhou-based all-cargo start-up, Longhao Airlines put its first 737-300F into revenue service on a flight between Jiangsu Nantong Xindong Airport (NTG) and Guangzhou Baiyun Airport (CAN). The carrier, which has already inked a deal to carry cargo on behalf of Shenzhen-based SF Express Airlines, has ambitious plansRead More

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

Momentum for cargo builds for Asia-Pacific airlines in February

March 28, 2017 at 5:11 pm 0 comments

Cathay Pacific cargo operations Air cargo markets across Asia picked up momentum last month, posting solid increases in demand, according to preliminary February traffic figures from the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA). International air cargo demand for member carriers registered growth of 11.3 percent in freight tonne kilometers (FTK),Read More

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

FedEx’s new Liège-Memphis service to boost TNT networks

March 21, 2017 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

The FedEx-TNT deal was completed more than a year ago, but the benefits for TNT customers will finally be felt soon in North America. FedEx Express will begin operating a new 777F flight linking Liège, Belgium and Memphis, starting early April 2017. The aircraft will continue on from Memphis enRead More