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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 […]

Menzies Aviation extends ground handling license at Caribbean airport 

Today, Menzies Aviation announced the extension of its ground handling license at Princess Julianna International Airport (SXM), located on the Caribbean side of Saint Maarten. The five–year extension of the license enables Menzies Aviation, which has been operating at SXM since 2001, to conduct ground handling operations at the airport to December 2026.   The license represents more […]

Trade downturns persist in July airport volumes 

Airports posted their preliminary results for July volumes that indicated a continued weakness in global markets resulting from protective trade policies and political uncertainty.  Asian and European airports’ results denoted those regions are experiencing the greatest impact of continued trade conflicts for the month, which was also reflected the traffic of carriers based in those regions. Only Guangzhou Baiyun […]

Air Canada Cargo, GTA dnata extend perishable handling agreement

GTA dnata will begin handling all of Air Canada Cargo’s cool chain shipments at its newly renovated facility at Toronto International Airport (YYZ) beginning on Sept. 16, the carrier announced today. Previously, GTA dnata handled just the carrier’s pharmaceutical shipments.  Air Canada Cargo will leverage GTA dnata’s cool-chain facilities at YYZ to handle its AC Fresh perishables product, which customers use to book shipments of commodities such as seafood, chilled meats, fruits and […]

Halifax Stanfield breaks ground on new Air Cargo Logistics Park 

Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) began construction this week on a new Air Cargo Logistics Park at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ). The new facility is meant to increase capacity at the airport and support the export of Nova Scotia businesses’ goods to international markets.  The Air Cargo Logistics Park will be built on 25 […]

Florida public Airglades Airport makes bid for cargo hub development with application to privatize 

The trend of small airports emerging as contenders against traditional air cargo hubs continues in the triangle of land in southern Florida between Miami, Orlando and Tampa. Located around 100 miles northwest of Miami International Airport (MIA), Hendry County’s public Airglades International Airport (2IS) is making a bid to develop its cargo capabilities, with a specific […]

Suparna Airlines launching Oslo-Nanjing 747F service for seafood

HNA affiliate carrier Suparna Airlines is launching twice-weekly service between Oslo Airport (OSL) and Nanjing (NKG) using a 747-400F, OSL’s state-owned operator Avinor announced today. The freighter route will serve growing seafood exports from OSL. The 747-400F will depart OSL on Thursday and Sunday afternoons local time, arriving at NKG at 9 a.m. local time […]
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