Turkish Cargo launching 777F service to Kuala Lumpur

Turkish Cargo is adding Kuala Lumpur to its freighter network from Istanbul beginning in late October, according to a schedule posted on the carrier’s website and a notice from GSA Global Airline Services. The twice-weekly service utilizing one of Turkish Cargo’s 777 freighters will depart from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL) on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning […]

Downward trends for Delta, LATAM traffic continue into September 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of September.   Declines in these carriers’ traffic for the month suggest a continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. LATAM’s overall y-o-y cargo volumes continue the downward trend for the […]

New freighter ahead with launch of 777 conversion program

Aviation leasing and finance company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is partnering with MRO Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to launch a new program to convert 777-300 aircraft from passenger to freighter configuration. Our sister publication Cargo Facts reported the launch of the new program yesterday. The companies told Cargo Facts that GECAS not only provided […]

DHL makes major investment in Pennsylvania facility relocation for future growth 

DHL has invested $2.85 million in the relocation of its Pennsylvania service center from Canonsburg to Pittsburgh. The new location is intended to support anticipated growth in international trade and local manufacturing, technology, healthcare, e-commerce and education industries.  DHL’s new facility is located near the center of Pittsburgh and comprises 30,000 square feet of warehouse and […]

CAL Cargo beginning 747F flights to Los Angeles

In the latest expansion to its scheduled freighter network into the United States, Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines is adding twice-weekly freighter service to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The scheduled service will begin operating on Oct. 2, arriving in LAX from the carrier’s hub at Liege Airport (LGG) on Wednesdays and Saturdays and departing LAX to […]

Brussels launches new perishables management app on BRUCloud 

 Brussels Airport’s (BRU) cargo division advanced its digital and perishable capabilities today with the pilot launch of a digital “Perishable Management App” on its open data sharing BRUCloud platform.    The new Perishable Management application is intended to simplify work for the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) and forwarders by offering a […]

European carrier traffic for September reflects deteriorated global trade 

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for September against a backdrop of intensified downward pressure on global trade, as highlighted by IATA and WorldACD reports earlier this month. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.  For the first nine months […]

DHL Express plans €131 million expansion at Incheon Airport

DHL Express announced its largest-ever investment in South Korea with a €131 million expansion of its gateway at Incheon International Airport (ICN), according to a company statement on Tuesday. The expansion is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022. The DHL Express hub next to ICN opened in 2008 and has since […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches dedicated US-UAE e-commerce delivery service

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new e-commerce delivery platform, “Emirates Delivers.” According to the carrier, Emirates is the first carrier worldwide to launch a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform for customers, with which the carrier intends to streamline and reduce costs for customers’ e-commerce shipments travelling from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.   The platform is also meant to strengthen Dubai’s pursuit […]

Menzies Aviation plans major rollout of Hermes’ cloud-based cargo management system 

Menzies Aviation has selected Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) to implement the most recent version of HLT’s Cargo Management System (CMS), Hermes 5 (H5), across facilities it operates in its global network.   The H5 system is the latest version of the cloud-based Hermes cargo management application designed to improve service management, revenue accounting, process automation and service failure […]

China-US trade war’s downward pressure on air cargo intensifies in August 

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data indicating that cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.9% year-over-year in August. Year-to-date traffic is down 3.3% y-o-y. The further decline in traffic from last month suggests that downward pressure on air cargo intensified in August, despite the modest uptick seen in July.   Freight capacity rose 2.0% y-o-y in […]

Boeing CEO, removed as chairman, near last chance on 737 MAX

(Bloomberg) – The clock is ticking ever more loudly for Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg as the grounding of the 737 MAX hits the seven-month mark. The board removed him as chairman Oct. 11 after the close of the workweek, saying the change would enable Muilenburg to focus on returning Boeing’s best-selling jet […]
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