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Silk Way West launches new 747F service from Oslo

On Friday, Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines will begin operating its new 747-400 freighter service from Oslo Airport (OSL) in support of salmon exports, state-owned airport operator Avinor announced. The weekly service will depart OSL on Fridays with connections “throughout the whole Far East via Baku,” Silk Way West’s hub airport, a statement from the […]

Laredo Airport set for cargo apron renovation, expanded customs program

Southern Texas’ Laredo International Airport (LRD) plans to leverage a federal grant received last week to rehabilitate its cargo apron, Airport Director Jeffrey Miller told Air Cargo World. Miller also added that the airport is pursuing a new customs program that would enable easier cross-border operations between the U.S. and Mexico. LRD’s awarded federal grant […]

Amazon Air launches daily service to ATL

Daily Amazon Air flights to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) began last week on Sept. 12, ATL confirmed to Air Cargo World. The inaugural service was operated by ABX Air, a subsidiary carrier of Air Transport Services Group, using a 767-200 freighter. Amazon Air flights also began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) last week, while […]

Amazon Air begins ops at gateway airports, moves some 767F ops away from Atlas Air

Amazon Air flights began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) as of yesterday, as can be seen in the tweet from the airport below. According to flight tracking software, the flight, operated by Air Transport Services Group carrier ABX Air, departed from Baltimore (BWI) and continued to Ontario (ONT). https://twitter.com/flystl/status/1172192616349347840?s=20 STL is not the only […]

Lufthansa Cargo posts blacklist following dangerous goods ‘incident’ at Hong Kong 

Update: Lufthansa has announced it will lift the temporary embargo previously placed on Flexport Asia shipments, effective Monday, 16 September. Lufthansa Cargo’s blacklisting of three companies on Sept. 6, 2019, following an “incident” at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) is a stark reminder to the air cargo industry of the precautions necessary for shipping dangerous goods.   While the Germany-based carrier declined to […]

Canada greenlights cargo facilities expansion at Winnipeg Airport

The Government of Canada announced a major federal investment of C$30.4 million (US$23.14 million) to increase air cargo capacity at Winnipeg International Airport (YWG). The move is intended to support the efficient movement of Canadian goods to international markets.  Air cargo capacity at YWG will be increased through the construction of a 13,000-square-meter cargo logistics […]

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport triples handling capacity with new cargo facility 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) unveiled its new US$33 million cargo facility today. The new facility is intended to support the airport’s ability to handle domestic and international freight.  The new cargo facility consists of a 110,000 square foot warehouse and a 17-acre cargo apron. The new space triples GSP’s handling capacity and enables it to […]

Avianca launches Dallas-Bogota freighter route

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will gain its first scheduled South American freighter route beginning Oct. 2, with the launch of a Bogota (BOG)-DFW route operated by Avianca Cargo using an A330-200 freighter. The service will operate twice weekly. The route will primarily handle perishable cargo including “salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers […]

WFS opens Copenhagen pharma center

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the ground handler and airport services provider, officially opened its new pharmaceutical facility at Copenhagen Airport (CPH). WFS began the upgrade of its CPH facilities 18 months earlier, and has since seen a significant increase in pharmaceutical volumes at the airport, WFS said in a statement. WFS’ new Copenhagen facility features […]

Loganair selects Menzies Aviation for Manchester ground handling ops

Scotland-based carrier Loganair has awarded logistics provider Menzies Aviation a three-year ground handling contract for its operations at Manchester Airport (MAN), according to a press release issued today.  Under the contract, Menzies will provide ground handling services for the Scottish regional airline’s fleet until July 2022. Menzies anticipates it will handle six flights a day, […]

Korean Air Cargo expands freighter network in response to trade war

Korean Air has launched a freighter flight between Seoul (ICN) and Bangkok (BKK), operated twice a week with a 777F. The carrier has also relaunched a twice-weekly freighter flight between ICN and Manila (MNL), also operated with a 777F. The airline said that, as companies shift production bases to Southeast Asia, the demand for airfreight […]

AFCO raises $36m for new BWI air cargo facility

The real estate arm of US-based Aviation Facilities Company Management (AFCO) secured upwards of $36 million in financing for a new air cargo facility under construction at Baltimore International Airport (BWI). AFCO said the funds will finance the construction of a 200,000-square-foot air cargo facility and a 450,000-square-foot aircraft parking apron. Completion of these projects […]
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