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Hong Kong flight disruptions increase: Airport strike update

Disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong worsened on Monday after protesters coordinated strikes to bring the city to a standstill. After dozens of morning cancellations, airport authorities said they would reschedule flights starting from 12 p.m. local time and reduce the volume of arrivals and departures. Pilot and flight-crew unions for Hong […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • August 5, 2019

Hactl’s logistics arm expands road feeder service

Today, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that its logistics arm, Hong Kong Air Cargo Industry Services Limited (Hacis), has extended its SuperLink China Direct (SLCD) scheduled road feeder service to Zhuhai and the western Pearl River Delta (PRD). The expansion of the SLCD service follows the signing of an agreement between Hacis and Civet (Zhu Hai) […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 2, 2019

Bulgaria selects Munich Airport, Meridiam, STRABAG consortium for Sofia Airport 

The Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications selected a consortium comprised of German operator Munich Airport, French investment firm Meridiam and Austrian construction company STRABAG to jointly operate Bulgaria’s Sofia Airport (SOF), according to a statement Munich Airport released yesterday.  The consortium was selected following a global tender process conducted by the Bulgarian Government, with the support of […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 30, 2019

Airport volumes slump in June gloom 

Preliminary results for June airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe, though this come as no surprise given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. Many leaders in air cargo are maintaining conservative outlooks on volumes for the rest of 2019 due to this sustained market volatility.   All […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 26, 2019

Korean Air signs Unilode lease

Earlier this week, Korean Air announced a five-year lease with unit load device (ULD) management company Unilode Aviation Solutions.   Unilode will oversee Korean Air’s fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets. In accordance with the agreement, the management company will set up a regional ULD management office at Incheon International Airport (ICN), in addition to taking over Korean Air’s […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 24, 2019

Air Canada Cargo ending LaGuardia ops

Yesterday, Air Canada Cargo announced it will end its operations at LaGuardia Airport (LGA) as of July 30. The carrier said it will continue to operate into and from both JFK Airport and Newark Airport (EWR). “Between those two stations, we provide convenient transportation by truck and widebody aircraft to connect to the rest of […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 23, 2019

Update: Lakeland Airport prepares for bids on facilities in Amazon lease agreement

This week, the city government of Lakeland, Florida, announced via Twitter that it is moving forward in its plans to rehabilitate an air cargo facility at Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) as part of its major lease agreement with Amazon. In the twitter statement, the government said that the runway rehabilitation project will be ready to open for bids by August.  City officials approved Amazon’s proposal to invest $100 million […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 19, 2019

Forwarder EFL commits to Pittsburgh as airport angles for JFK and ORD flights 

Today, Sri-Lanka based freight forwarder EFL announced that it will base its North American Cargo Distribution Center at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT).    An expanding forwarder presence at the airport is good news for PIT as the airport seeks to leverage its geographic location between the Midwest and Northeast to attract cargo flows currently moving through major hubs like Chicago (ORD) and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 18, 2019

YTO Cargo Airlines launches new routes to Philippines, Uzbekistan

Earlier this week, YTO Cargo Airlines expanded its network with the launch of two new routes to Tashkent International Airport (TAS) in Uzbekistan and Manila International Airport (MNL) in the Philippines.   YTO will utilize a B737F to operate the first route connecting Western China’s Ürümqi International Airport (URC) to Uzbekistan’s Tashkent International Airport (TAS) that the carrier first flew earlier this week, on July 15. According to YTO, […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 18, 2019

Air Canada Cargo selects Ultramar Cargo as new handler in Chile

Air Canada Cargo switched ground handlers to Ultramar Cargo at Santiago Airport (SCL) earlier this month to fit changing needs, General Manager Rene Rojas told Air Cargo World.  The carrier will continue to offer outgoing shipments the same services that it previously did, including AC Cool Chain, AC DGR, AC Live and AC Secure – temperature-controlled facilities, safe transport for dangerous goods, animal transport and secure transport […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 17, 2019

Virgin Atlantic awards WTA Aviation, Swissport service contracts

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced it awarded contracts to Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation and Swissport that will support the carrier’s upcoming daily flights between Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv, Israel, which begin on September 25.  Under its contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo, WTA Aviation will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

RiverOak to build cargo hub at Manston Airport

RiverOak Strategic Partners acquired Manston Airport (MSE) for £16.5 million in a transaction that was completed earlier this week, Director George Yerrall confirmed to Air Cargo World.  The U.K.-registered company, which has spent over £30 million on the acquisition so far, plans to convert the site to a cargo hub. Yerrall said RiverOak anticipates a late 2021 opening, taking into consideration that RiverOak can’t begin construction unless the U.K. government approves […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 12, 2019

Amazon airports Chicago Rockford, Alliance Fort Worth among FAA grant recipients 

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. This allotment is the third of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 10, 2019

Qantas selects Mackay, Queensland for second pilot academy site

Qantas Group, the parent company of Qantas Freight, announced today its plans to open a second pilot academy at Mackay Airport (MKY) in Queensland, Australia.  Qantas Group selected MKY from a shortlist of nine regional cities for its second academy site. The Australia-based carrier chose the site for its high proportion of clear weather days per year, uncongested airspace and access to infrastructure.   Qantas Group […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 5, 2019
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