Freighter flights, pharma traffic boost MIA freight tonnage

After posting only a narrow increase of under 1 percent growth in 2016, compared to the previous year, cargo freight tonnage at Miami International Airport (MIA) rose by a more robust 4.8 percent, year-over-year, during the first six months of 2017. The airport attributed much of this year’s first-half growth to new freighter flights serving […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 17, 2017

With passenger ops in doldrums, Cathay turns to cargo for good news

First came the Persian Gulf and mainland Chinese carriers. Then the low-cost competition kicked in. Yesterday, Cathay Pacific posted its worst first-half loss in at least two decades as it continues to lose passengers to its rivals. With no improvement in conditions expected this year, cargo was the only bright spot in Cathay Pacific’s otherwise […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 17, 2017

eAWB360 initiative aims to get smaller forwarders on board

SEATTLE — After more than a decade of stubbornly holding onto paper, air cargo carriers and freight forwarders of all sizes are finally realizing the benefits of going digital with e-airway bills (e-AWB).  The underlying theme of yesterday’s eAWB360 session, hosted by IATA’s Cargo Network Services (CNS) in Seattle, was that e-AWB implementation is no […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 16, 2017

QEP Accreditation advances Turkish Cargo pharma ambitions

Turkish Cargo has received QEP Accreditation from Envirotainer at its Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) hub, as well as five other airports across its network: Mumbai (BOM), Hyderabad (HYD), Frankfurt (FRA), Tel Aviv (TLV) and Seoul (ICN). The accreditation bolsters the carrier’s efforts to not only grow its surging general cargo – up a staggering 39.5 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 16, 2017

IAG Cargo to add capacity into Nashville, other U.S. cities in 2018

IAG Cargo is adding cargo capacity between the U.K. and United States, with the introduction of a new direct service to Nashville and increased frequencies to other U.S. destinations. Starting May 2018, a British Airways 787-8 will operate five times a week from London Heathrow, bringing the total number of IAG Cargo-operated U.S. gateways to […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 15, 2017

Strong exports drive Hong Kong Airport cargo volume growth

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported year-over-year growth in cargo volumes of 11 percent in July, as volumes rose to 422,000 tonnes, with improvements in global trade. Exports supported most of that growth as they increased by 15 percent in July, while transshipments rose by 10 percent. July’s increase in HKIA’s cargo volumes is slightly […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 14, 2017

Fraport reports higher Frankfurt cargo volumes for July

Mirroring reports of strong cargo demand growth across Europe, cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continued to increase in July, rising 4.2 percent, year-over-year, to 188,009 tonnes, according to airport owner and manager Fraport AG. Year-to-date, total cargo traffic increased 4.7 percent, compared to the first seven months in 2016, to 1.3 million tonnes. FRA’s […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 10, 2017

CargoLogicAir’s first scheduled route to carry 200 tonnes per week to Mexico

Later this month, British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) will begin twice-weekly U.K.-to-Mexico service – the first scheduled cargo route the carrier has offered – linking Mexico City to markets in the United States, via Atlanta, and the carrier’s London-based hub. CLA’s new route, to begin Aug. 19, offers a total cargo capacity of more than […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 9, 2017

New CCS-UK module accelerates air deliveries, collections across U.K.

U.K.-based airfreight body CCS-UK has gone live with its CCS-UK Advanced Info module, which allows freight agents and transport companies working on their behalf to pre-alert handling agents about loads being delivered. By automating these processes, CCS-UK Advanced Info is designed to speed up deliveries to, and collections from, transit sheds at London Heathrow Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 3, 2017

Market conditions and e-commerce boost Atlas Air earnings

E-commerce traffic shows no signs of abating, and Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) is well positioned to provide the requisite airlift, company President and CEO William Flynn told investors during the company’s Second-Quarter 2017 Results call. Atlas posted an adjusted income from continuing operations of US$29.1 million. “Earnings growth in the second quarter reflected a 17 […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 2, 2017

Are ‘modest gains’ the new normal for Dubai’s cooling air freight market?

Dubai’s new freight hub is now handling approximately one third of the emirate’s air freight, as both regional airports posted middling first half numbers, reflecting a regional downturn. Freight volumes at Dubai World Central (DWC) rose 3.2 percent year-over-year (y-o-y) to 443,835 tonnes during the first half of 2017. Paul Griffiths, CEO of Dubai Airports […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 31, 2017

AA Cargo road-feeder services open new markets in Europe

Expanded road-feeder services from across Europe into London Heathrow (LHR) are adding almost 4.5 million tonnes of additional freight into American Airlines Cargo bellyholds per month, making the Dallas/Ft Worth-based carrier a formidable contender in Europe – even in markets where it doesn’t have airlift. AA Cargo has expanded its European trucking network this summer, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 28, 2017

Cargo losses at Etihad more evidence of Gulf region’s cargo downturn

What Etihad Airways called a “slight improvement” in freight carried during fiscal year 2016 failed to offset increased pressures on cargo revenues and yields, prompting a 10 percent decline in freight revenues to US$900 million. Cargo volumes for Etihad’s FY 2016 rose just 0.8 percent to 595,916 tonnes. The news from the Abu Dhabi-based carrier […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2017

E-commerce, community initiatives drive record cargo growth at Schiphol

Schiphol Airport has worked to establish itself as one of Europe’s premier e-commerce hubs. Now, with the Dutch airport’s new Compliance Checker program, Schiphol officials say they hope to reach even loftier goals of eliminating common data errors. Launched in May, the Compliance Checker program boosts e-commerce flows through the airport by detecting data discrepancies […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 26, 2017
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