The World of Airports: Don’t Fence Me In

Air cargo is currently booming, but this success has come at a price – congested airports with little room for growth, fewer parking slots for trucks and freighters, and higher fuel costs. Clearly, the industry cannot simply grow its way out of these problems. To find answers before customers begin looking to other transport modes, […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 7, 2018

Schiphol’s Pouwels does more with less in Amsterdam community

Throughout 2018, the dominant story about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has been the shortage of freighter slots, due to a 500,000 “aircraft movements” limit set by the Dutch government. As a result, one prominent carrier, AirBridgeCargo, shifted its European hub from AMS to nearby Liège Airport. As this issue was going to press, the local […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 6, 2018

DHL Express launches daily route between CVG, YVR

Last week, DHL Express launched a new daily route between Vancouver, Canada (YVR) and its North American hub in Cincinnati (CVG), citing demand for services between Canada and the United States, The carrier said inbound and outbound volumes to Vancouver increased by 38 and 10 percent respectively since last year due to increased demand for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 6, 2018

First canine security company certified for air cargo screening [VIDEO]

After much anticipation, the use of canines to detect security threats in air cargo is now officially in effect, with the recent program launch of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s Certified Cargo Security Program on Thursday, Nov. 1. Under the program, organizations can certify a private-sector Explosive Detection Canine Team to screen air cargo for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 5, 2018

Turkish Cargo launches freighter service from Europe to Ho Chi Minh

Turkish Cargo announced that it is adding freighter routes from Europe to Ho Chi Minh Airport (SGN) in Vietnam to its flight network. The new routes will be flown by the airline’s 777 freighters. Turkish has acquired three of the freighters since December 2017, and has at least two more on order with Boeing. Turkish […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 5, 2018

Virgin Atlantic adds frequency to South Africa for automotive, perishable goods

Citing a rise in demand for automotive and perishable goods in South Africa, Virgin Atlantic Cargo has added a second daily 787-9 widebody service connecting London and Johannesburg. According to Virgin, cargo volumes between the United States and South Africa, via London Heathrow (LHR), have seen an 8 percent rise through the first eight months […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 2, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: Efficiency advice from one of the world’s largest ground handlers

If a more-efficient cargo facility is the goal, then airport operators, carriers and forwarders should speak with Barry Nassberg, group chief commercial officer for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), one of the largest cargo ground handlers in the world. In an interview at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum in Toronto, Nassberg told Air Cargo World that, “There […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 1, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: Could a second-tier U.S. airport be the answer?

The United States’ major urban air hubs are infamous for congestion issues due to capacity constraints, which were further aggravated last year during the most notable spike in demand for airfreight in recent history. Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago O’Hare (ORD) and New York’s JFK are some of the most notorious examples. With major international carries […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 1, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: The European model – smarter, not larger

Keeping up with growing air cargo volumes moving to and from European airports required airports to make significant infrastructure investments during 2017 and into 2018. Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) told Air Cargo World that the airport “invested in additional ramp handling equipment [and] upgraded its airside infrastructure” during 2017. Similarly, the Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) said […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 1, 2018

Don’t Fence Me In: Asia’s airports keep expanding, as regional competition intensifies

Three of the world’s top-five airports, measured by annual cargo throughput, are in Asia – and unlike airports in Europe and North America, chronic capacity shortages are unlikely to be an issue in the near future. Though there will eventually come a point at which Asia’s busiest cargo hubs, Hong Kong (HKG), Shanghai Pudong (PVG) […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 1, 2018

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Faster, Higher, Stronger

In 1894, a French aristocrat and historian named Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee, was seeking a motto for the creation of the modern Olympic Games, which would recreate the ancient Greek athletic contests and expand them to the rest of the world. With help from his friend, Henri Didion, a Dominican […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 1, 2018

Bridges Worldwide introduces new Mediterranean routes from Cologne

Today, British networks solutions provider Bridges Worldwide launched a new intra-European route linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) with Malta and Larnaca, Cyprus. The new route has five flights per week and will be flown by a 737-400F owned by Spanish cargo specialist Swiftair, with cargo capacity of 20 tonnes per flight. The route is the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 31, 2018

Mexico to halt construction of massive new airport

Following a controversial, four-day referendum, Mexican voters hastily elected to abandon a US $13.3 billion project that is currently underway to build a replacement airport for Mexico City International. Instead of moving ahead with the new airport, voters favored an alternative option to supplement existing capacity at Mexico City International (MEX) by expanding commercial operations […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 30, 2018

Entebbe makes strides in cargo infrastructure, digital processes

Stories of projects that aim to improve infrastructure in East Africa are cropping up more these days, one example being Uganda’s principal hub, Entebbe International Airport (EBB), which is making moves to improve its cargo facilities. The airport began a US$200 million expansion project in 2016, which includes the construction of a new cargo center, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 29, 2018
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