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Uncertainty prevails in air cargo following Brexit vote

June 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm 0 comments

The medium- to long-term impact of the historic “Brexit” vote held yesterday is still unclear, with industry insiders confident that little will change in the immediate future. As the news of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the EU came in late on Thursday night, British and European trade groups underlinedRead More

Firefighting 747 Supertanker arrives in Seattle [VIDEO]

Firefighting 747 Supertanker arrives in Seattle [VIDEO]

June 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

The largest aircraft ever built for fighting wildfires landed at Boeing Field in Seattle this week. The plane is to be certified, and then sent off to help during the impending fire season in the arid areas of the Western United States. The 747-400 joins the world’s fleet of aerialRead More

American Airlines Cargo launches daily L.A.-Auckland service

American Airlines Cargo launches daily L.A.-Auckland service

June 24, 2016 at 5:29 pm 0 comments

A new Los Angeles (LAX)-Auckland (AKL) passenger service, launched earlier this week, is also providing new connection for airfreight from the United States to New Zealand to and then on to hundreds of destinations around the world. Using a 787, AA Cargo has the ability to reach this new internationalRead More

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur route strong after year

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-Kuala Lumpur route strong after year

June 23, 2016 at 10:15 pm 0 comments

IAG Cargo’s Heathrow-to-Kuala Lumpur route has exceeded expectations one year after being launched. The service has benefited from strong demand by manufacturers, high-tech shippers and pharmaceutical customers. David Shepherd, head of commercial at IAG Cargo, explained that there was “significant demand for specialist pharmaceutical transportation.” Shepherd added that “following significantRead More

Korean Air suspends São Paulo route, slows Jakarta frequencies

Korean Air suspends São Paulo route, slows Jakarta frequencies

June 23, 2016 at 5:49 pm 0 comments

Korean Air announced that they are suspending its thrice weekly service between Seoul Incheon and São Paulo Guarulhos, via Los Angeles International, effective Sept. 26, citing low passenger demand. The cancellations will only go into effect after the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The suspension is in response to aRead More

Jan de Rijk, China Eastern Airlines team up on new Europe flights

Jan de Rijk, China Eastern Airlines team up on new Europe flights

June 23, 2016 at 5:38 pm 0 comments

Dutch transportation and distribution provider Jan de Rijk Logistics will start providing road-feeder services in Prague and Amsterdam for China Eastern Airlines, effective today. China Eastern Airlines is starting the route with three A330-200 flights a week. The carrier is also rolling out passenger flights between Shanghai and Amsterdam onRead More

Ethiopian, Astral look for growth beyond Africa

Ethiopian, Astral look for growth beyond Africa

June 23, 2016 at 5:34 pm 0 comments

Africa’s most outward-looking cargo carriers used this week’s Africa Air Cargo Summit in Addis Ababa to outline their expansion plans as they look to take advantage of international interest in the African economy. Both Ethiopian Cargo and Astral Aviation have medium-term plans to add freighters and/or international cargo hubs inRead More

Atlas Air to integrate Southern Air under single AOC

Atlas Air to integrate Southern Air under single AOC

June 22, 2016 at 10:21 pm 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ president and CEO William Flynn has confirmed plans to integrate Southern Air under a single air operator’s certificate (AOC) with Atlas Air. The announcement comes just months after Atlas acquired the Southern’s parent Southern Air Holdings. Gaining a single AOC from the U.S. Federal Aviation AdministrationRead More