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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Brussels Airport forges new cargo community organization

Brussels Airport, still recovering from last month’s terrorist bombings at its passenger terminal, has strengthened its cargo operations with a new cargo community organization, called “Air Cargo Belgium.” The new entity, launched April 18, groups all companies under the less formal “BRUcargo” platform, along with any related stakeholders or official organizations, to create a more […]

Air Cargo World introduces Elevate 2016 conference in Miami

Big data, analytics, digitization and the rise of global e-commerce are changing the face of airfreight logistics forever. To help propel the airfreight industry forward, Air Cargo World is proud to announce the launch of Elevate 2016, the air cargo industry’s first event focused on innovation. Elevate 2016 will take place on October 10 at the Mandarin […]

Frankfurt-Hahn dismisses rumors of Amazon bid

After a German-language newspaper had alleged that e-tail giant Amazon was in discussions with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) over a possible purchase of the facility, officials at HHN recently dismissed the discussions as  “rumors” and said talks, if any, are being handled by the airport’s owner, the municipality of Rhineland-Palatinate. Earlier this year, the newspaper Süddeutschen […]

PACTL launches CEIV-certified Cool Center in Shanghai

The Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) recently began regular operations at its new, CEIV-certified “Cool Center” on-site at Pudong International Airport. With the new temperature-controlled terminal operating under the best practices of IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) program for pharmaceuticals, PACTL offers complete inbound and outbound cargo handling […]
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