Korean Air suspends São Paulo route, slows Jakarta frequencies

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 a dramatic drop in revenues as […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

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

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 on A330-200 aircraft four times a […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

Ethiopian, Astral look for growth beyond Africa

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 in Africa. Astral Aviation CEO Sanjeev […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 23, 2016

RIOgaleão Cargo welcomes An-124-100 from China

An An-124-100/RM aircraft visited Brazil’s RIOgaleão Cargo terminal at the Tom Jobim International Airport with a 32-ton payload last week. The freighter delivered a telescopic access bridge, sent from Shanghai, with the dispatch and handling operations lasting about eight hours. The Antonov’s specialized cargo was more than 34 meters long, 4.2 meters high and 2.7 […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 20, 2016

Atlas accelerating pivot from heavy freight to express

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) is pivoting towards e-commerce and express shipments to take advantage of high-growth markets, said CEO William Flynn at the company’s investor meeting yesterday. And while Atlas already has a reputation as one of the more dynamic cargo airlines, the announcement accelerates its move away from heavy freight and towards more […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 17, 2016

Cargolux China moves towards global coverage

Starting next year, Luxembourg-based Cargolux will launch an ambitious global strategy out of its hub at the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport. Dirk Reich, president and CEO of Cargolux Group, explained that the cargo airline’s soon-to-launch Chinese JV (Cargolux China) would initially focus on the trans-Pacific and intra-Asia routes before pivoting to a global reach. Cargolux […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 16, 2016

Qatar Airways Cargo ramps-up global ambitions

Qatar Airways Cargo unveiled plans yesterday to increase its positon in three new markets – the trans-Pacific, Australia and South America – with ambitions of becoming a “strong player” there in the next nine months, according to Qatar’s CEO of cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. At a press conference held on the opening day of Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

New Istanbul airport to offer massive cargo facility

On the streets of Istanbul, the construction of the new airport, located near the confluence ofthe Bosporus and the Black Sea, is a contentious issue. The project is part of President Erdogan’s ambitious infrastructure development project that he hopes will bolster Turkey’s position in regional and global markets. And with Turkish Cargo growing at an […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Cargolux now flying flowers direct to Amsterdam

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is now routing freighter flights from South America directly to Amsterdam, the all-cargo airline announced this week. The new route is in response to South America’s growing output – and European demand for – cut flowers. Each week, Cargolux flies an estimated 95 tons of flowers from Latacunga (Ecuador) and Bogotá (Colombia) to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2016

Emirates grows Swiss cargo footprint with second flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled its lift capacity between Geneva and Dubai with a second daily flight. The additional service increases capacity on the route by nearly 140 tonnes, using a 777-300ER that can handle outsized cargo. SkyCargo currently offers bellyhold cargo capacity to Geneva and Zurich, along with dedicated freighter service to Basel. With twice […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2016

Second air cargo carrier enters Russian market despite grim outlook

Just weeks after startup cargo carrier Direct-Avia was launched after acquiring two ex-Transaero Tu204-100Cs on lease from Ilyushin Finance Co., another carrier, SkyGate Airlines, has announced it will begin flights this year from Moscow’s new Zhukovsky Airport. The news was announced at the opening ceremony for the airport earlier this month and is a part […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 10, 2016

New weekly freighter service between Belgium, Angola

Network Airline Management (NAM) and TAAG Angola Airlines have signed a long-term contract to provide a weekly 747-400F service from Liège, Belgium to Luanda, the capital of Angola. With oil inching back over US$50 per barrel, Angola’s recovering hydrocarbon-driven economy relies on the timely delivery of sophisticated parts and equipment to run its oil and […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2016

VietJet boosts air cargo capability with 737 order

In a move that could reconfigure the regional air cargo market, VietJet has finalized an order for 100 single-aisle 737 MAX 200 jets. The signing ceremony for the estimated US$11.3 billion deal, conducted by VietJet President and CEO Nguyễn Thị Phương Thảo and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner in Hanoi, concludes the […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2016

DHL moves from Boeing Field to SeaTac [VIDEO]

DHL is abandoning its former Boeing Field operations to take advantage of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s upgraded cargo facilities, which underwent a US$23 million upgrade just last year. Sea-Tac Airport provides DHL with growth opportunities as we continue to expand,” explained Cain Moodie, vice president and head of operations for DHL Express U.S. DHL will operate […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2016
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