Budapest Airport plans growth strategy for Asia with new routes

Today, Budapest Airport (BUD) announced its new growth strategy for Asia, set to launch in the new year, which includes the addition of several direct freighter and belly cargo routes to China. Although details on schedules and frequency are still to be determined, the new flights are expected to begin operations next summer. The new […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 17, 2018

MRB launches agreement to attract large cargo companies, eyes Amazon

Today, the Eastern West Virginia Regional Airport (MRB) announced that it is working with two Florida-based firms, 6-A Aviation, Inc. and XL Holdings, Inc., to attract new air cargo companies to the area. While the airport has housed military air cargo operations for over 50 years, it now hopes to attract large commercial air cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 13, 2018

Cargolux, Turkish Cargo sign on to Cargo Facts EMEA speaker faculty

Cargo Facts EMEA 2019, the industry’s foremost event for innovation in air freight and equipment technology across the EMEA region and globally, continues to add to its stellar speaker lineup with the addition of innovation guru, Olivier Chabin, and cargo expert, Turhan Özen. The event will be held Feb. 4-6, 2019, at the Westin Grand Frankfurt and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 13, 2018

Airfreight demand growth slowdown ahead, says IATA

Growth in demand for airfreight will reach its slowest pace since 2016 next year, according to a new report from the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The organization forecasts a 3.7 percent annual increase to 65.9 million tonnes in 2019, compared to the 4.1 percent increase it forecasted for 2018. A pattern of slower growth […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 13, 2018

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, offering space on the 60-tonne capacity widebody […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 12, 2018

Swissport revamps regional management structure

Zurich-based cargo handler Swissport will consolidate its management structure from nine to three regions, effective Jan. 1, 2019. The three new positions will cover the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), APAC (Asia-Pacific) and Americas regions. The three new regional heads will report directly to Swissport’s CEO and president, Eric Born, replacing the current position […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018

Etihad Cargo expands services to Barcelona

With the launch of Etihad Airways’ passenger services to Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN), Etihad Cargo has also expanded its cargo capacity into Spain. The inaugural service, which links its Abu Dhabi hub to Barcelona, took place on Nov. 24, and carried 17.6 tonnes of cargo. Combined with its daily Madrid service, launched in 2015, Etihad […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 11, 2018

Volga-Dnepr Group opens operations base in Houston

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group opened an operations base at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH). As an expansion of the Group’s sales office, established in Houston in 2001, the base is intended to strengthen Volga-Dnepr’s appeal to its North and South American clients — particularly in the oil and gas, heavy machinery, energy and aerospace sectors. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 10, 2018

Agenda set for Cargo Facts EMEA conference

Cargo Facts, a sister publication of Air Cargo World, has officially released the agenda for its first-annual Cargo Facts EMEA, to be held Feb. 4-6 at the Westin Grand Frankfurt, in Germany. Building on the success of its long-running Cargo Facts Symposium and Cargo Facts Asia shows, and co-hosted by Frankfurt Airport, Cargo Facts EMEA shifts […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 7, 2018

MNG Airlines expands freighter services between CGN, JFK

Today, Turkey-based MNG Airlines began the operation of its twice-weekly freighter service linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) in Germany and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York. The new flight is an expansion of the carrier’s routes flown from CGN, which currently include flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) on behalf of Air France, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 7, 2018

Belgium-Alibaba deal will introduce European SMEs to Cainiao Network

In a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Belgian government and Alibaba signed yesterday, the two parties agreed to promote  cross-border e-commerce trade between China and Europe by bringing Alibaba’s Electronic World Trade Platform (“eWTP”) to Belgium includes. Trade promotion is expected to herald a major expansion of Alibaba’s Cainiao Network in Europe with a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 6, 2018

Siemens to cooperate with digitalizing Cathay’s cargo operations in Hong Kong

German-based Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) and Cathay Pacific Services Ltd. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to digitalize Cathay Services’ terminal infrastructure at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The project will include the application of predictive maintenance to the airfreight handling system, installed by Siemens in 2013, to optimize process workflows […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 6, 2018

IATA’s Oct. results for cargo demand show slim international growth

International demand for airfreight for the month of October grew at a relatively weak rate of 3.1 percent, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), compared to the previous October, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The figure is a slight improvement following September, when the organization reported a 29-month low of 2.5 percent […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 6, 2018

Air Europa selects WFS for cargo handling at 9 European airports

Spanish carrier Air Europa, has chosen Paris-based cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling partner at nine major airports across Europe. Commencing this month, the three-year contract gives WFS responsibility for handling the airline’s cargo volumes in Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), Paris Charles de […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 6, 2018
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