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Cargolux strengthens South American presence with new Santiago route

On June 14, Cargolux Airlines reinstated its scheduled freighter service to Santiago (SCL) in Chile. The new scheduled freighter service, however, has been redesigned to offer four additional destinations as regular connections between Europe and South America.   The carrier will fly a weekly route connecting Luxembourg (LUX)-Viracopos (VCP)-SCL-Bogota (BOG)-Aguadilla (BQN), before returning to Cargolux’s LUX hub via Amsterdam […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 17, 2019

Hong Kong Airport’s cargo traffic continued to slide in May

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) reported that air cargo traffic continued its downward slide in May 2019, slipping 7.3% year-on-year to 405,000 tonnes. Cargo imports plunged 9% compared to May 2018, as trade tensions ramp up between China and the United States. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) found that global cargo demand fell 4.7% […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 17, 2019

Chinese investors look to build cargo, logistics center at Croatia’s Osijek Airport

This week, a Chinese delegation visited Osijek in eastern Croatia, where investors are considering building a cargo and logistics center on state-owned land near Osijek Airport (OSI). In a statement from the Chinese Southeast European Business Association (CSEBA), the Croatia-based organization aimed at promoting economic cooperation between China and countries in Southeastern Europe, OSI was […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 13, 2019

Hactl to handle new Eznis Airways flights

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) has been appointed by Mongolia-based Eznis Airways as the ground handler for its new flight between Ulan Bator (ULN) and Hong Kong (HKG). Hactl will be providing the airline with cargo terminal and documentation services. While Eznis commenced the three-times-weekly flight with a 737-700 on June 3, Vivien […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

Once open, Western Sydney Airport to expand cargo options for carriers

Sydney’s in-development second airport, Western Sydney Airport, this month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qantas Group and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two largest carriers. It is not immediately clear how the carriers’ cargo operations will adjust to the new airport. Virgin Australia is based at Brisbane International Airport (BNE), while Qantas Airlines and its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 11, 2019

Are challenges at New Istanbul Airport threatening carriers’ cargo operations?

After several delays to entering operations, the massive New Istanbul Airport (now IST, formerly ISL) finally opened for commercial operations in April. Since that time, however, the airport has been faced with several challenges – meteorological and political – that could be cause for concern for air cargo providers moving forward.    On May 17, flights to IST from several […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 10, 2019

WFS wins tender to operate at Atlanta airport

The giant air cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) won its tender to operate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (ATL) new Cargo Building C, just a day after the airport signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). ATL, plus other recent expansions in Europe and New York, will add an additional 700,000 […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 7, 2019

Leipzig approves massive cargo expansion plan

Today, Leipzig/Halle Airport’s (LEJ) supervisory board approved a major investment package that will support the expansion of air cargo and logistics infrastructure at the airport, including the construction of a second “Cargo City.”  The supervisory board representing Mittledeutsche Flughaven AG, which owns and manages the airport unanimously voted in support of developing new apron areas, logistics and office buildings in […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 4, 2019

Kalitta Air ditches JFK, launches freighter services from smaller Stewart Airport

This week, U.S.-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air launched new scheduled freighter services connecting Los Angeles International (LAX) to Stewart Airport (SWF), in support of the United States Postal Service (USPS). Beyond the increased capacity these services provide, the new flights' routes demonstrate the growth of a trend that started earlier this year: air […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 31, 2019

HKG to focus on e-commerce, high-value cargo and developing regional connectivity

In a new report outlining its vision for the future, Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) has identified cross-border e-commerce, high-value cargo, and enhancing regional services as the three major focus areas for its airfreight business that will help it maintain the top spot on the list of busiest cargo airports. The airport authority said that […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • May 30, 2019

Vietnam approves plans to accommodate construction of Long Thanh Airport 

Yesterday, the People’s Council of Vietnam’s Dong Nai province approved the adjustment of administrative boundaries within Long Thanh district to enable the construction of the country’s new Long Thanh International Airport. The development comes on the heels of burgeoning exports out of Vietnam as factories shift their production to the country from China.  The administrative boundaries of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 30, 2019

Weak international volumes drive declines in April airport tonnage 

Global airports’ preliminary results indicate continued declines in the international air cargo market for April, despite the slight reprieve experienced last month with a resurgence of volumes. Overall, airports will likely continue to experience volatility in volumes for the first half of 2019.   On a regional basis, airports in Europe and Asia posted declines in volumes across […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 29, 2019

First cargo project completed for China Southern Airlines at Daxing Airport

Today, the first air cargo facility at the new Beijing Daxing Airport (PKX) was completed, according to CAAC News. The facility is both the first airfreight construction project and the first China Southern Airlines supporting facility to be completed at PKX. Beijing Daxing is scheduled to open in September, and as part of the Civil Aviation […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 28, 2019

Fraport increases majority stake in Lima Airport to 80%

Fraport AG, which manages Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and holds interests in the operation of several other airports, increased its stake in Lima Airport Partners (LAP) by 10% to 80%, Fraport announced on May 24. LAP operates and manages Lima Airport (LIM), and has done so since 2001. Fraport said in a statement that the acquisition […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 27, 2019
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