Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

Atlas Air opens new hangar, joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit

Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, recently opened a new US$19 million hangar dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul of widebody aircraft at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).   FEAM Aero, which has operated at the airport since 2015, cut the ribbon Wednesday on the 103,000-square-foot facility, where it will repair and maintain […]

LATAM Cargo opens new perishable hub in Sao Paulo

LATAM Cargo recently opened a new USD $3.5 million perishable hub in Brazil’s Guarulhos (GRU) that is intended to support the carrier’s FRESH shipment program for perishable products en route from South America to destinations worldwide The perishable hub occupies a space of 1,637 square meters and increases LATAM Cargo’s storage capacity at GRU by […]

December traffic reflects bleak year for European carriers

European carriers’ preliminary traffic results for December indicate protracted market weakness due to global trade uncertainty continued through the end of 2019. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. In 2019, three of the four carriers tracked by Air […]

Standing out from the crowd: three executives to watch in 2020

In a year marked by declines from the heights of growth that characterized 2018, a few industry executives caught the attention of air cargo editors and readers for their forward-thinking and strategic decisions. After polling our readers and considering the major milestones for air cargo logistics in 2019, Air Cargo World has created a shortlist […]

Delta 777 fuel dump over LA playground injures at least 60

At least 60 people received medical treatment from fire crews after a Shanghai-bound Delta Air Lines flight Delta dumped jet fuel over Cudahy and South Los Angeles school playgrounds, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An initial report that 26 people received treatment was raised to 60 people after an initial response of […]

FAA responds to US carriers’ exemption requests for Middle East ops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded Jan. 10 to several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers requesting exemption from the FAA’s initial Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain Middle East regions last week. In its response, the FAA included the issuance of a new NOTAM superseding the original and […]

US cargo carriers request FAA exemptions for Middle East ops

Several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers, including Kalitta Air, FedEx and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carriers, requested exemption from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue operating in the Middle East despite the recent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain regions. Airlines that submitted requests to the […]

Cathay, Ethiopian and Allegiant select WFS for ground handling in North America

One of the world’s largest cargo-handling firms, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), expanded its business even further today by signing new contracts with Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines and Allegiant Air to provide ground-handling support for the carriers at several airports across North America. At Newark International Airport (EWR), Cathay Pacific has extended its passenger-handling agreement with […]

Airlines divert flights from Iran and Iraq airspace after missile attacks

(Bloomberg)–Airlines around the world diverted flights from the airspace over Iran, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf after Tehran fired more than a dozen missiles at U.S. forces in the region. In the wake of the attack, carriers ranging from Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Qantas Airways Ltd. to Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG have said […]

Fire halts air traffic to Norway’s Stavanger Airport

A fire broke out in the massive parking garage of Norway’s Stavanger Airport (SVG) causing the airport to close yesterday evening at 5 p.m. local time. All flights to SVG were either cancelled or rerouted to nearby airports, such as Haugesund (HAU), as a result. Flights to the airport today have resumed mostly normal traffic […]

British Airways embargoes dog shipments

British Airways has temporarily suspended bookings for transporting dogs as cargo on flights. The carrier announced the news after a dog was found to have been carried in the wrong sized crate, according to local British media. The airline is currently investigating the incident, during which time it will not accept bookings for dogs to […]

Cargolux increases fuel surcharge to highest level since 2018

Luxembourg-based cargo carrier Cargolux announced an increase in its fuel surcharge to €0.70 per kilo, the highest surcharge since December 2018. The change goes into effect for all shipments as of Jan. 13, 2020, according to the carrier’s announcement, and reflects increased fuel costs for Cargolux. Lower oil prices in 2019 contributed to lower surcharges […]
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