Cargolux launches HKG-MEX route, as JV with HNCA may be on pause

This week, Luxembourg-based Cargolux added another trans-Pacific flight to its portfolio, connecting Hong Kong (HKG) to Mexico City (MEX) on a twice-weekly route that will stop once per week in Guadalajara (GDL). The inaugural flight departed from HKG on Dec. 10 carrying 120 tonnes of cargo on one of its 747 freighters. Kevin Shek, vice […]

Cargolux launches HKG-MEX route, as JV with HNCA may be on pause

This week, Luxembourg-based Cargolux added another trans-Pacific flight to its portfolio, connecting Hong Kong (HKG) to Mexico City (MEX) on a twice-weekly route that will stop once per week in Guadalajara (GDL). The inaugural flight departed from HKG on Dec. 10 carrying 120 tonnes of cargo on one of its 747 freighters. Kevin Shek, vice […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 14, 2018

Pierre Poignant to replace Lucy Peng as CEO of Alibaba subsidiary Lazada Group

Lucy Peng, one of 18 Alibaba co-founders, is stepping down from her current role of CEO of the e-commerce giant’s Southeast Asian subsidiary, e-commerce website Lazada, after only nine months in the position, according to reports from Bloomberg and Financial Times. Pierre Poignant, who served as chief operations officer at Lazada, and most recently as […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 14, 2018

Cargo Chat: DFW’s John Ackerman on strengthening inter-airport connections

At this year's TIACA Air Cargo Forum, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) signed a memorandum of understanding with Groupe ADP, the operator of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and others, to “develop air cargo strategies” and improve the movement of airfreight between the two global hubs. Under the agreement, DFW and CDG pledged to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 14, 2018

MRB launches agreement to attract large cargo companies, eyes Amazon

Today, the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) announced that it is working with two Florida-based firms, 6-A Aviation, Inc. and XL Holdings, Inc., to attract new air cargo companies to the area. While the airport has housed military air cargo operations for over 50 years, it now hopes to attract large commercial air cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 13, 2018

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo sign on to Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 13, 2018

Airfreight demand growth slowdown ahead, says IATA

Growth in demand for airfreight will reach its slowest pace since 2016 next year, according to a new report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The organization forecasts a 3.7 percent annual increase to 65.9 million tonnes in 2019, compared to the 4.1 percent increase it forecasted for 2018. A pattern of slower growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 13, 2018

Amazon Air adds DFW area to hub network

Amazon Air has introduced another piece to the puzzle that is its growing network of regional hubs with yesterday’s announcement of the Alliance Fort Worth Airport (AFW) as its newest location. This is the third in the series of staggered announcements from the e-commerce giant that have taken place over the past few weeks, following […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 12, 2018

JV between Azul, Correios scores regulatory approval

Brazil’s top regulatory authority, Administrative Council for Economic (Cade) has approved, without restrictions, the creation of an integrated logistics joint venture (JV) between Brazil-based Azul Cargo Express and Correios. According to Cade, the operation does not increase the likelihood of cornering the air cargo market, due to both companies’ small market share in the regional […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 11, 2018

China to double its number of airports by 2035

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) expects that by 2035, China will have 450 airports – nearly doubling its current number – according to a report released yesterday from CAAC News, its affiliated news outlet. If this forecast is true, would mean that China would overtake the United States as the world’s largest aviation […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 11, 2018

Swissport revamps regional management structure

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport will consolidate its management structure from nine to three regions, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The three new positions will cover the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific) and Americas regions. The three new regional heads will report directly to Swissport’s CEO and president, Eric Born, replacing the current position […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018

Turkish Cargo to operate dual hub in Istanbul

As Turkish Airlines’ passenger operations migrate to Istanbul New Airport (ISL), cargo moving in the bellyhold will follow, while its freighter services will continue operating at Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST). ISL, due to fully open on Dec. 29, will have an initial capacity of 2.5 million tonnes, which will scale up to 6 million tonnes […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018

Etihad Cargo expands services to Barcelona

With the launch of Etihad Airways’ passenger services to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), Etihad Cargo has also expanded its cargo capacity into Spain. The inaugural service, which links its Abu Dhabi hub to Barcelona, took place on Nov. 24, and carried 17.6 tonnes of cargo. Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, Etihad […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018
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