Qatar Airways Cargo ramps-up global ambitions

Qatar Airways Cargo unveiled plans yesterday to increase its positon in three new markets – the trans-Pacific, Australia and South America – with ambitions of becoming a “strong player” there in the next nine months, according to Qatar’s CEO of cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann. At a press conference held on the opening day of Air Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

New Istanbul airport to offer massive cargo facility

On the streets of Istanbul, the construction of the new airport, located near the confluence ofthe Bosporus and the Black Sea, is a contentious issue. The project is part of President Erdogan’s ambitious infrastructure development project that he hopes will bolster Turkey’s position in regional and global markets. And with Turkish Cargo growing at an […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 15, 2016

Cargo Community Frankfurt grows despite dip in airfreight

The Air Cargo Community Frankfurt announced on Monday that three major air cargo players had joined the organization, bringing its membership up to 41 companies, representing all sectors of the air logistics chain. The newest additions – the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate (SLV), Kuehne + Nagel and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics – bolster the […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 14, 2016

Cargolux now flying flowers direct to Amsterdam

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is now routing freighter flights from South America directly to Amsterdam, the all-cargo airline announced this week. The new route is in response to South America’s growing output – and European demand for – cut flowers. Each week, Cargolux flies an estimated 95 tons of flowers from Latacunga (Ecuador) and Bogotá (Colombia) to […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2016

Emirates grows Swiss cargo footprint with second flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled its lift capacity between Geneva and Dubai with a second daily flight. The additional service increases capacity on the route by nearly 140 tonnes, using a 777-300ER that can handle outsized cargo. SkyCargo currently offers bellyhold cargo capacity to Geneva and Zurich, along with dedicated freighter service to Basel. With twice […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2016

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
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