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Doha airport second-phase expansion plans reveal massive new cargo terminal 

Hamad International Airport (DOH) unveiled the second phase of its airport expansion project on Tuesday. While most of the project focuses on building up the airport’s passenger operations, the second phase announcement also outlined plans to construct a new cargo terminal and supporting infrastructure, including a flight diversion area.  DOH’s new cargo terminal will comprise of three […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hyderabad aims to boost connectivity with cargo charter program launch 

GMR Hyderabad Airport Cargo launched its “Hyderabad Cargo Charter Circle (HC3)” handling program on Oct. 11, Hyderabad International Airport (HYD) operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) announced yesterday. The program is intended to boost cargo charter operations out of Hyderabad Air Cargo Terminal in support of GHIAL’s aims to develop HYD into a South Asian […]

Network Airline Management extends ops at Liege Airport 

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liège Airport (LGG) have inked a deal extending NAM’s freighter operations at the airport for three more years. According to a joint statement from the airport and NAM, cargo levels across all sectors at LGG have “strongly increased” since NAM moved their operations to the airport in 2014.  During its time at LGG, […]

Amazon opens new Chicago Rockford Airport facility

Monday marked the ceremonial opening of a new 200,000-square-foot Amazon facility at Chicago Rockford Airport (RFD), the airport’s director of business development and cargo, Ken Ryan, told Air Cargo World. News of the expansion at the Chicago airport came late last year when RFD confirmed Amazon would more than double its footprint there. Amazon Air had […]

RiverOak Strategic Partners begins airspace approval process for Manston Airport ops

RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) is moving forward with its plans to develop Manston Airport (MSE) into a cargo hub. On Oct. 4 the group announced it is beginning the first stage of a United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) regulatory process to secure approval for airspace use around the airport.  Beyond acquiring approval from the CAA to build infrastructure at the airport, RSP must […]

New Mexican airport pursues cargo with $9m renovation plan 

New Mexico’s Dona Ana County International Jetport (FAA: DNA) has joined the ranks of small airports aiming to attract cargo carriers to their tarmac. The New Mexican airport recently announced it will implement US$9 million in renovations on its runway to support the effort.  Dona Ana Airport’s plans to use the $9 million to upgrade the weight capacity […]

Saudia Cargo adds Liège Airport to network 

On Wednesday, Saudia Cargo announced the addition of Liège Airport (LGG) as a destination in its network, as well as several new flights to and from the airport.  Saudia Cargo has launched four flights into LGG From Jeddah (JED) for a total of five weekly frequencies that will be flown by and 747F aircraft.  The two 777 flights will continue […]

Anti-drone powers are urgently needed at airports, task force says

(Bloomberg) — A task force looking into ways to prevent small drones from disrupting commercial airports is urging federal officials to issue promised regulations, saying that there isn’t proper funding and legal authority to tackle the problem. “We have to really push this and get it done quickly,” said Kevin Burke, president of the Airports Council […]

Menzies Aviation UK ops grow with contract renewals and wins 

Menzies Aviation has won and renewed several contracts for operations in the United Kingdom (U.K.), the company announced today. Contracts awarded and renewed to Menzies Aviation are for its services for a variety of carriers out of four U.K. airports, including Glasgow (GLA), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR)  At GLA, Menzies was awarded […]

Airports’ lackluster year continues with August volume declines

Preliminary results for August airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for conservative increases in volumes moving into the holiday season, the industry is also no longer holding its breath given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. All regions […]
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