Africa’s ‘Moon Shot’: Preparing for an African air cargo renaissance

Built more than 60 years ago, Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is hardly a cutting-edge example of a modern, global air cargo hub. While there have been some recent expansions to its cool-chain handling facilities, NBO’s connectivity to the rest of the world is relatively modest. Still, Kenya’s largest airport has ardent fans. “Jomo […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 4, 2019

CGO welcomes Zhongzhou Airlines, serves as launching point for new freighter operations

Today, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved the establishment of a new Chinese cargo carrier, Zhongzhou Airlines Co., Ltd., that will be based out of Zhengzhou Airport (CGO). The airport, which also serves as Cargolux’s China hub, is gaining traction as a freighter hub in the Chinese cargo landscape.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 1, 2019

Cargo operations freeze at U.K., U.S. airports

This week, cargo operations for airports and carriers in the United States and United Kingdom are in a deep freeze as Storm Jayden barrels through the U.S. and polar vortex winds hit both countries, resulting in flight delays, cancellations and cargo embargoes. U.S. airports suffering flight delays and cancellations include Atlanta (ATL), Chicago O’Hare (ORD), […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 30, 2019

LATAM Cargo’s GRU cool-chain facility to open by 2019 peak season

Santiago-based LATAM Cargo is currently working on the construction of a cool-chain facility at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) in Brazil that the carrier says will be ready in time for peak season 2019. Almost half of LATAM Cargo’s volumes are perishable commodities – such as salmon, asparagus and flowers – and, currently, 14 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 30, 2019

India pursues airfreight development, HYD announces plans to double capacity

Today, Indian authorities announced that Indian airport operator GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL) – a joint venture company established between the GMR Group, Airports Authority of India (AAI), Government of Telangana and Malaysia Airports Holding Berhad – is in the process of doubling its cargo handling capacity at Hyderabad International Airport (HYD) over the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 29, 2019

MIA teams with Brazil’s postal service on ‘Compra Fora’ e-commerce service

Today, Miami International Airport (MIA) and the Brazilian postal service, called Correios, kicked off “Compra Fora,” a new expedited e-commerce service that can accommodate packages of all sizes from anywhere in the world to be pre-cleared by Correios and shipped anywhere within Brazil as domestic cargo. With the Compra Fora service (which mean “Buy Outside”), these […]
  • Randy Woods
  • January 29, 2019

American Airlines Cargo launches DUB–DFW route

Today, American Airlines Cargo said it is launching a nonstop 787 passenger service between Dublin (DUB) and Dallas Fort-Worth (DFW) that will operate from June to September. The carrier said it is anticipating continued growth in the manufacturing sector in Texas, naming computer parts, medical devices, machinery, oil industry equipment, aviation parts and pharmaceuticals as […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 28, 2019

LaGuardia Airport suffers delays on day 35 of U.S. government shutdown

This morning, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ushered in the 35th day of the partial government shutdown by temporarily restricting flights this morning into and out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA), due to air traffic controller shortages, causing a cascade of passenger flight delays at other air hubs in the Eastern United States and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 25, 2019

WFS gains CEIV-Pharma cert at AMS

This week, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) gained its CEIV certification from IATA for pharmaceuticals-handling at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), where the ground handler provides temperature-controlled storage for pharma clients that require environments that must stay with the ranges of 2-8°C and 15-25°C. AMS serves as a critical link in the trans-European pharma cold-chain for many […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • January 23, 2019

Vienna implements Nallian cloud platform

Vienna International Airport (VIE) has moved forward as the next European airport to form a partnership with Belgium-based IT firm Nallian, and is adopting Nallian’s cloud platform to allow stakeholders at the airport to operate in an integrated way through data-sharing. VIE will initially utilize the system’s vehicle database and statistics applications to improve security […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 23, 2019

Airports underperform industry cargo growth in December first look

December cargo throughput results for the world’s airport are still trickling in, but early analysis indicates an overall diminished peak season for air freight. With only a couple of exceptions in Europe and Asia, volumes and traffic across most airports posted year-over-year declines in volume for December, and declines or very modest growth overall for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 23, 2019

Freighter and facility expansions at Leipzig pick up

Over the last week, several freight and facility expansion announcements at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) in Germany by AeroLogic, CargoLogic Germany and DHL Express suggest the airport is a growing hotspot for cargo in Europe. Lufthansa Cargo will soon take delivery of two 777F aircraft, which will be operated by AeroLogic, the LEJ-based 50/50 joint venture […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 22, 2019

Air Cargo Global launches direct OSL-TSN route for seafood

Yesterday, Slovakian-based airfreight company Air Cargo Global launched its new direct route connecting Norway’s Avinor Oslo Airport (OSL) and China’s Tianjin Binhai International Airport (TSN). The route will support Norway’s export market as China’s demand for seafood grows. Initially, Air Cargo Global will operate the OSL-TSN route twice weekly on Thursday and Saturday, which will […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 18, 2019

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Cargo to move into dnata City East at LHR

Today, U.K.-based Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Cargo announced that both of the carriers, as part of their joint venture, will move into a new cargo facility housed within the dnata City East building at London Heathrow (LHR). The move into the facility, which will include modern technology and double the carriers’ space for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 17, 2019
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