Top 50 Cargo Airports: Which air hubs rose or fell?

Generally, the list of the Top 50 largest cargo airports didn’t change drastically, year-over-year, in 2016. Most of the largest hubs stayed in roughly the same ranking, with a few swapping one or two positions up or down. The airfreight market has become highly concentrated, ACI said, with the Top 50 air cargo hubs handling […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 26, 2017

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Strength in clusters

While Airports Council International’s “World Airport Traffic Report” focused on the performance of individual airports worldwide, a deeper dive into the data reveals some markets with surprising strength when all of the airports that handle cargo in a metropolitan area are combined – a figure not likely to be lost on forwarders and shippers looking for […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

Air France-KLM adds four cargo stops to winter schedule

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is adding four new cargo destinations from its hubs Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) to its winter route. The new season begins on Oct. 29 and runs through March 25, 2018. The carrier will offer two weekly 777-200 flights from CDG to Malé (MLE) in the Maldives. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 26, 2017

Cathay Pacific first Hong Kong carrier to earn CEIV pharma cert

Cathay Pacific received Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV-Pharma) certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA), making it the first Hong Kong-based airline to earn the designation. At Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Cathay now joins a list of supply-chain services that also have earned the CEIV cert, including Cathay […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

U.K. aims for final proposal on Heathrow expansion in 2018

The saga continues for London Heathrow’s third runway expansion, as the U.K.’s Transport Secretary Chris Grayling began a consultation period on a revised version of the airport’s national policy statement. The goal is to publish final proposals for the LHR expansion during the first half of 2018, which will be subject to a vote in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

WFS gets handling contract for Qatar’s Pittsburgh freighter stop

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) was awarded the cargo handling contract for Qatar Airways Cargo’s new twice-weekly scheduled 777 freighter stop at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Qatar Airways Cargo launched the new stop on Oct. 11, making Pittsburgh the thirteenth U.S. city in Qatar Cargo’s network, and Qatar Airways the first international airline with scheduled freighter […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 25, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch connectivity between Madrid, San Francisco

The launch of the first direct flight between Madrid (MAD) and San Francisco (SFO), set to commence in April 2018, will mark a significant expansion in IAG Cargo’s connectivity between the United States and Europe, bringing the number of IAG Cargo routes out of MAD to 54. An A330-200, operated by Iberia, will service the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 20, 2017

Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico reopens after Hurricane Maria

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MOR) operation Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico (LTPR) redelivered its 100th heavy maintenance check for Spirit airlines, the launch customer for the facility. The 215,000-square-foot facility, located on the western end of the island, adjacent to the Rafael Hernandez Airport (BQN), was at the […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 19, 2017

Full-freighter flights at AMS down by 20 percent this winter

With Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at its annual maximum for air traffic movements and the rejection of a proposal that full-freighter operations at the airport receive exemption from IATA and European Union slot allocation rules, industry associations The Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) and Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) expect 20 percent of freighter flights to and […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 18, 2017

MAG: Airfreight is vital for post-Brexit Britain

United Kingdom-based Manchester Airports Group (MAG), which owns and operates London Stansted, Manchester, East Midlands and Bournemouth airports, highlighted the importance of airfreight as a major focus of the U.K. government’s new aviation strategy after the country leaves the European Union. MAG is calling for the government to make investments in road and rail infrastructure […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 18, 2017

AMS slot scarcity pressures freighters

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s annual maximum of 500,000 air traffic movements (ATMs) is challenging freighter operations at the airport and has led the Dutch airfreight community association Air Cargo the Netherlands (CAN) to request a local rule from the Airport Slot Coordination Committee to exempt full-freighter operations from the restrictions. While Dutch officials said the rule […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 17, 2017

National Airlines relief flights to Aguadilla target Puerto Rico’s worst-hit regions

A National Airlines 747-400 freighter has been busy over the last few weeks, operating 13 flights, at discounted rates, transporting 2.7 million pounds of aid to Puerto Rico to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria. Three weeks after the hurricane passed over the island, conditions on the ground in Puerto Rico remain dire, leaving millions […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

Will year-over-year gains begin to decline in September?

Those robust year-over-year monthly gains in air cargo volumes that became the ‘new normal’ over the last year might prove a little more elusive in the months ahead, starting this September according to Cargo Facts senior editor David Harris. With peak season ramping up, and the industry crowing about surging e-commerce volumes, such a prediction […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

Aeroterm to open new cargo facility at Edmonton this week

Canada’s Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is well on its way to logging seven years of consecutive growth, with Aeroterm set to open a new $10 million, 50,000 square foot, multi-use cargo facility in EIA’s Cargo Village on Friday, October 20. Adjacent to freight companies such as Purolator, DHL and Cargojet, this latest edition represents a […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 16, 2017
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