MASkargo migrates to the cloud

MASkargo has switched over to the cloud-based Unisys Logistics Management System for its domestic and international cargo operations. Using a cloud-based delivery model allowed MASkargo, the cargo division of Malaysia Airlines, to transition faster than through a traditional software environment. The new software allows shippers to respond to volume peaks and is adaptable to changing […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2016

Second air cargo carrier enters Russian market despite grim outlook

Just weeks after startup cargo carrier Direct-Avia was launched after acquiring two ex-Transaero Tu204-100Cs on lease from Ilyushin Finance Co., another carrier, SkyGate Airlines, has announced it will begin flights this year from Moscow’s new Zhukovsky Airport. The news was announced at the opening ceremony for the airport earlier this month and is a part […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 10, 2016

New cargo terminal at Mumbai to meet e-commerce growth

Air cargo volumes at Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) are on the rise, and a new domestic air cargo terminal that opened earlier this week is expected to allow the airport to capture a larger portion of India’s booming e-commerce market. The new, 60,000-square-foot facility will contribute an additional 300,000 metric tonnes of capacity and […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 9, 2016

New weekly freighter service between Belgium, Angola

Network Airline Management (NAM) and TAAG Angola Airlines have signed a long-term contract to provide a weekly 747-400F service from Liège, Belgium to Luanda, the capital of Angola. With oil inching back over US$50 per barrel, Angola’s recovering hydrocarbon-driven economy relies on the timely delivery of sophisticated parts and equipment to run its oil and […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2016

LHC’s Paderborn facility to enhance road-feeder connectivity

Starting June 15, a new Lufthansa Cargo facility at Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport will begin consolidating air cargo in Eastern Westphalia for road transport to the airline’s global hub at Frankfurt Airport, a 275 kilometer drive to the south. The facility will amalgamate standard freight, express freight and hazardous materials consignments before transporting them in regularly scheduled […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2016

Rickenbacker Revival: How an all-cargo airport found a new spark

For most dedicated cargo airports, their charm has also been their own curse – they look good on paper, but often have trouble succeeding in the real world. By eliminating the clutter of passenger operations to focus specifically on the needs of airfreight, all-cargo airports have been marketed for decades in the United States as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 7, 2016

DHL moves from Boeing Field to SeaTac [VIDEO]

DHL is abandoning its former Boeing Field operations to take advantage of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport’s upgraded cargo facilities, which underwent a US$23 million upgrade just last year. Sea-Tac Airport provides DHL with growth opportunities as we continue to expand,” explained Cain Moodie, vice president and head of operations for DHL Express U.S. DHL will operate […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2016

Air France-KLM, Delta expand ‘one roof’ cargo alliance

All of Delta Cargo’s sales activities, booking and inquiries in France and Germany are now being handled by Air France-KLM as of this month, increasing the scope of the North Atlantic Joint Venture (NAJV) between the carriers. This transfer of responsibilities is a continuation of the strategy that saw the carriers’ Belgian cargo operations merged […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2016

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport sold to Chinese construction company

After weeks of speculation swirled about a new buyer, Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate interior ministry announced today the sale of its majority 82.5 percent stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Shanghai Yigian Trading Company (SYT), a major Chinese construction company, in a deal valued in the “low-double-digit-million-euro range.” SYT’s chief representative, Zu Tao Chou, professed that he “lost […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 6, 2016

American Airlines honors American fallen heroes

American Airlines (AA) Cargo partnered with the nonprofit organization Operation Honor our Heroes to transport 10,000 American flags to Washington, D.C., for a Memorial Day event in to commemorate the more than 1.2 million soldiers that died in service, from the American Revolutionary War of 1775–1783 to the present conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 6, 2016

Taiwan looks beyond microchips to embrace innovation

From the incoming president on down, Taiwan’s political elite has been trying hard to project an image of “business as usual.” Faced with angry accusations of aiming to steer for formal independence from the Chinese mainland, the political leadership in Taipei has pledged its commitment to maintain stable cross-straits relations. Likewise, business leaders have been […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • June 3, 2016

New DHL logistics facility launched at Hanover Airport

DHL Express Germany officially opened its new US$37 million facility at Hanover Airport yesterday. Two formerly separate sort facilities (one handling time definite shipments for national road and international air networks, the other handling day-definite shipments for the European road network, are now consolidated within an overall floor space of about 30,000 square meters. Wolfgang […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 3, 2016

Qantas launches Dallas Fort Worth air cargo service

Qantas Freight announced today that it will begin a weekly freighter service to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) to bolster its route connecting Australia, China and the U.S. The carrier currently operates four weekly 747-400F freighter services connecting the three countries, and starting June 9, one of these flights will make an additional stop at Dallas […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 3, 2016

French air traffic controllers strike may be put on hold

Following negotiations that went late into the day June 1, the Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA) – the agency in charge of air traffic control, communication and information for France – announced that an impending strike scheduled for this week might be cancelled, according to air traffic management organization, Eurocontrol. The news followed closely […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016
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