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In a move with possible long-haul airfreight implications for both carriers, Qatar Airways has purchased a 9.99 percent share of International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent... Read more
After returning to the skies in December and settling one of its several lawsuits this month, embattled U.S.-based all-cargo carrier Centurion Cargo has been hit with yet another... Read more
German freight forwarder DB Schenker, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, is being joined by additional plaintiffs in its civil lawsuit against air cargo carriers to recover damages... Read more
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported healthy growth in 2014 for the cargo and passenger markets, marking the first year of airfreight demand growth for the... Read more
Glasses tend to make people look smarter. Logistics firm DHL wants to find out if wearing high-tech “smart glasses” can make you work smarter as well. According to a pilot test... Read more
The capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Africa, has been added to Emirates SkyCargo's destinations, becoming the airline's 27th destination on the continent. The new... Read more

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In a move with possible long-haul airfreight implications for both carriers, Qatar Airways has purchased a 9.99 percent share of International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of Iberia and British Airways. The stake, worth about £1.15 billion (US$1.7 billion), strengthens a bond between the two carriers that began when Qatar joined the 30-member oneworld alliance in 2013, as the first Gulf-based carrier to join a global code-sharing organization. Since last May, under a limited... Read more
After returning to the skies in December and settling one of its several... Read more
German freight forwarder DB Schenker, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, is being... Read more
The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) reported healthy growth in 2014... Read more
Glasses tend to make people look smarter. Logistics firm DHL wants to find out... Read more
The capital city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, Africa, has been added to... Read more

AIRFREIGHT DATA

Air freight volumes were up 5.2 percent in September 2014, surpassing the 4.4 percent growth rate for the first nine months of the year. The Middle East region saw the sharpest year-over-year rise for the month, at 17 percent. All regions showed positive growth, with the exception of Europe, reflecting the economic fallout from the Air France-KLM pilot strike and the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Source: IATA

Editors Choice

Sebastiaan Scholte: Viewing logistics from above and below Before taking over as CEO of Netherlands-based global logistics firm... Read more
By John W. McCurry on December 2, 2014
Posted in Features and tagged oliver evans

Oliver Evans has spent nearly 40 years proving that linguistics and logistics are a good mix. Ev­ans, chief cargo officer for Swiss International Airlines, nearly became a translator following his graduation from the University of Man­chester in 1976.

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VIEWPOINTS

Dear Reader, It is with great pride that I write you as the new publisher of Air Cargo World following its acquisition by Royal Media, the New York-based publisher of Cargo Facts and owner of Air Cargo Management Group. Royal... Read more
Posted under Forwarders Forum by Brandon Fried
Seoul, South Korea, is a modern, vibrant city, and Airports Council Interna­tional has ranked Incheon Airport number one for the past seven years. Incheon is also home to one of the larg­est air cargo carriers in the world.
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REGIONAL REPORTS

Americas

In an announcement that sent waves of protest throughout the freight forwarding industry, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed a plan in late October to move most of the air cargo...

Asia

A new Chinese all-cargo carrier may spread its wings over the Pacific to mount scheduled service to the U.S. Or perhaps it will serve the Asian region. Or perhaps some routes to...

Europe

IAG Cargo launched a new service in November that it hopes will increase utilization of its narrow-body aircraft cargo space on its European short-haul network. The service,...

Middle East

While news about conflicts and crises in certain parts of the Middle East and Africa has reduced passenger travel to these locations, a number of airfreight carriers continue to...