Sichuan Airlines plans new international frequencies with A330 freighters 

Sichuan Airlines announced that it took delivery of its first A330-200F aircraft from BOC Aviation late last week. This is not only Sichuan Airlines’ first freighter but is the first A330F for any mainland Chinese carrier.  Sichuan Airlines also told our sister site, Cargo Facts, its plans to commence scheduled operations with its A330Fs in October – […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 15, 2019

Ethiopian’s new Chongqing frequency expands China’s Belt and Road initiative

Today, Ethiopian Airlines announced the addition of a weekly cargo flight from Chongqing (CKG), China to locations in Africa and South America. Beyond expanding the Ethiopian flag carrier’s network, the route also serves as an extension to China’s Belt and Road initiative.  The new route, which Ethiopian Airlines began operating at the end of June, begins at Shanghai Pudong […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 9, 2019

Hawaiian Air’s Matheny on adding capacity where it counts

Perhaps best known for its role in connecting commodity flows between the contiguous United States and the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian Air Cargo is doubling down on its intra-island cargo service with the introduction of dedicated freighters. Driven in part by booming e-commerce demand spurring demand for perishable flows into and off the islands, last summer […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 8, 2019

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

ANA 777F fleet addition to boost US-Asia volumes

All Nippon Airways (ANA) added a Boeing 777 freighter to its fleet today, as it expands its network in Asia and North America.  The 777 will operate connecting cargo flights from Narita International Airport (NRT) to Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), with a stop at Kansai International Airport (KIX) from July 2 to August 25. The carrier will […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

Iran airspace restrictions set to impact major cargo carriers

The current Iran-U.S. military confrontation, which today led the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to issue a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, is set to have major cargo implications for European and Asian carriers. Following the FAA notification, the European Organization for the Safety […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 21, 2019

Virgin Atlantic to expand network and fleet

Earlier this week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced its order for 14 A330-900neo aircraft.Of the 14 aircraft ordered, the carrier will purchase eight and lease six, with the option to order six more moving forward.   The order, valued at $4.1 billion, is one step in Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s program to replace 100% of its aircraft […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 21, 2019

More freighters, new destinations for Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo signaled its intent to continue expanding an already sizable freighter fleet with a commitment to order five more 777 freighters from Boeing. Separate from the commitment, announced today at the Paris Airshow, Qatar Airways outlined three new freighter routes that will launch in the coming months. This year, Qatar Airways will boost […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 19, 2019

AirBridgeCargo opts for SkyCell passive pharma containers

In a sign of anticipated growth in its pharma vertical, Russian carrier AirBridgeCargo (ABC) is expanding its partnership with temperature-controlled container manufacturer and lessor SkyCell, the two parties announced today in a joint release. AirBridgeCargo said its passive pharmaceuticals shipments increased two-fold in the first quarter of 2019, to around 3,500 tonnes year-on-year, boosting demand […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 18, 2019

SIA Cargo expands pharma corridors, signs lease with SkyCell

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has boosted its pharma capabilities with the addition of Amsterdam (AMS) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to its THRUCOOL corridor network. The carrier has also signed a three-year lease agreement with temperature-controlled container provider SkyCell. Customers will now be able to choose SIA’s THRUCOOL service to transport pharmaceutical shipments from […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

ABC expands Norwegian seafood exports with third weekly 747F service

Just two weeks after Avinor AS, the operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), terminated an agreement to work with ground-handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on a planned seafood cargo handling facility, the company expanded its seafood exports from the airport with an additional scheduled freighter service. Yesterday, OSL welcomed the third weekly flight from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 29, 2019

MASkargo relaunches Guangzhou flight to handle cross-border e-commerce

In order to take advantage of booming cross-border e-commerce, MASkargo will relaunch a nonstop freighter flight between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou from June 4 until December 2019. The flight will be operated by an A330-200F twice a week, with a capacity of approximately 60 tonnes per flight. Mark Jason Thomas, chief commercial officer of MASkargo, […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 29, 2019

LATAM Cargo and CSafe sign lease agreement

LATAM Cargo and CSafe Global have signed a master-lease agreement for the provision of CSafe’s RKN and RAP containers to LATAM’s customers with pharmaceutical shipments. Under the agreement, the RKN and RAP active temperature-controlled containers are approved for both upper and lower decks of LATAM’s aircraft. “Our top priority when shipping highly delicate and valuable […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 29, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo reduces summer frequencies

Citing weaker air cargo demand compared to the previous two years, Lufthansa Cargo said it is adjusting its summer schedule and reducing the number of flights it will operate in the second and third quarters of 2019. Flights will be cut in line with demand, and customers will be informed of the changes accordingly. The […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 28, 2019
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