New Atlanta–Doha service boosts Qatar’s cargo capacity

Today’s inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport adds bellyhold cargo capacity to the carrier’s extant four weekly flights between the two airports. With the addition of daily 777 passenger flights, Qatar Airways offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta route, which the carrier contends is […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

Virgin Atlantic, Delta Air Lines to ‘co-locate’ U.K. cargo

A long-term agreement signed today by Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo to co-locate their cargo handling at 12 U.K. locations under a “one roof” handling strategy is expected to enhance service while cutting costs, according to representatives of the two carriers. Effective June 8 this year, Delta Cargo will join Virgin Atlantic Cargo in […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

DB Schenker Dubai logistics facility reaches full strength

DB Schenker’s new Dubai Logistics City facility has reached 100 percent utility after just two months of operations, and two years after breaking ground on the project. This is the company’s first fully owned facility in the Middle East, and represents the first of three phases of expansion that will ultimately reach 25,000 square meters […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 27, 2016

New climate-controlled storage facility opens at Sydney

Specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide has opened a new climate-controlled storage facility to support its customers with specialized service requirements at Sydney Airport in Australia. The new facility was built following consultations with customers and their vendors and features temperature, humidity, and contaminant-control capabilities. Regional Director Steve Moralee explained that this development allows B&H to […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 27, 2016

Pharma Aero launched to improve cool-chain handling

An alliance officially launched today between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Brussels Airport (BRU) establishes an international pharmaceutical air-hub alliance that will allow the two airports, and future members, to more effectively share strategy and expertise in the movement and handling of pharma products. The organization aims to build a network of airports dedicated to […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2016

Done Deal: FedEx buys TNT, hubs to remain open – for now

Today FedEx reached the end of its long road to the acquisition of TNT. It also started down the longer, and likely more rocky, road of making that acquisition work. In this analysis from our sister publication, Cargo Facts, David Harris describes how, in the near term, both brands, will remain and the three European […]
  • David Harris
  • May 25, 2016

Bangladesh eager to resume air cargo flights to U.K.

Australia’s recent lifting of a ban on air cargo from the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, prompted Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon to express optimism that the U.K. would follow suit. The ban was imposed after experts from the U.K. and U.S. inspected the Dhaka airport in late 2015 and […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 25, 2016

New cargo airline coming to China’s Guangzhou Baiyun

China’s aviation authority has granted initial approval for the launch of a cargo airline based out of Guangzhou, in southern China. The approval from the Central and South Regional Administration of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) cleared the way for Longhao Air to become Guangzhou’s first local cargo airline, and is expected to […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 24, 2016

Turkish Airlines adds Cambodian freight route

Very few airfreight markets are showing double-digit growth these days, but Phnom Penh in Cambodia is an exception, with recorded tonnage growth of 17.3 percent, year-over-year, in 2015. This week, Turkish Airlines became the latest carrier to enter the market with the launch of its new weekly service from Istanbul, using a 60-tonne-capacity A330-200F. Foremost, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 24, 2016

Kuala Lumpur looks to cargo for growth with new hub at KLIA

Major expansion plans are in place to transform 100 sq km of underutilized land surrounding Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) airport into a major air cargo and logistics hub, according local media sources. Developers are hopeful the ‘Aeropolis project’ will help the airport handle a larger portion of the region’s e-commerce-fueled airfreight growth, and one […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 23, 2016

Increasing connectivity into the Lone Star State

The anemic state of the oil and gas industry doesn’t seem to be deterring airfreight carriers from expanding service into Texas. Recent announcements this month from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo, and U.S.-based United Airlines Cargo promise an uptick in activity moving through Texas’ Houston gateway.  To start, on May 9, United Airlines announced a new code-share agreement […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 23, 2016

Panalpina earns its first CEIV-pharma cert at Brussels

Continuing a long string of supply-chain stakeholders that have concentrated on improving their pharmaceutical handling operations at Brussels Airport, Panalpina’s facility has earned its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharma traffic. The achievement represents the first Panalpina station to earn a cert via the IATA’s much-sought-after CEIV validation process. “Unlike the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 28, 2016

Virgin Atlantic resumes daily Chicago service

Starting on Wednesday, Virgin Atlantic said it will re-introduce seasonal daily flights between Chicago and the U.K. to better serve the burgeoning Midwest market in the United States. The new service, using A330-300 aircraft, will connect Chicago O’Hare International Airport with London Heathrow and add 16 tonnes of belly capacity each day. The added service, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 26, 2016

Volga-Dnepr forms cargo partnership with Sheremetyevo Airport

In a bid to strengthen their long-standing cooperation, Volga-Dnepr Group and Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) have signed a joint agreement to facilitate the development of modern cargo infrastructure at the airport and to encourage greater airfreight business throughout Russia. Under the agreement, the air carriers and SVO will cooperate to a greater extent with […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 21, 2016
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