Flexport prepares first charter flight with Atlas

It’s been only two and a half years since Flexport began operations as an online forwarder, but they have already reached a major milestone by chartering a 747 freighter flight from Hong Kong (HKG) to Los Angeles (LAX). Since we are in mid-November, Flexport is also getting a taste of life for forwarders at peak […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 17, 2017

LATAM ends streak of 19 consecutive quarterly revenue losses with Q3 spike

The good news is finally in for LATAM Cargo, which overturned a spate of poor quarterly performance to post cargo revenues up 2.5 percent to US$272.2 million for the third quarter – the first year-on-year quarterly increase since Q2 2013. Cargo traffic, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), grew 3.5 percent over the quarter. The […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 16, 2017

Etihad Cargo launches third U.S. all-cargo route to Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA) now has two all-cargo routes to the Middle East, following the launch of weekly 777-200F service via Etihad Cargo. The new scheduled freighter flights make a stop in Columbus, Ohio, before continuing to Miami, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi. The route launch makes MIA Etihad Cargo’s third U.S. cargo route and its […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 16, 2017

ANA first Japan-based carrier to earn CEIV-Pharma cert

Interest in developing a more reliable cool-chain in Asia continued this month, as All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first Japan-based airline to earn IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceuticals (CEIV-Pharma) certification. The accreditation was awarded to ANA’s largest cargo operation, located at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo. In order to obtain […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 15, 2017

More dismal numbers from LATAM Cargo as RTKs slide

If there’s a “Latin America turnaround” happening, it sure didn’t manifest itself in LATAM Cargo’s books in the month of October, as the struggling cargo operator’s revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs) fell 2.9 percent, dragging the year-to-date total down to 1.5 percent. LATAM Cargo is also cutting capacity, with year-over-year available tonne kilometers down 3.9 percent […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 13, 2017

Turkish Cargo racks up another bumper third quarter

Turkish Airlines Cargo has posted yet another round of impressive gains, growing cargo revenues by 38.3 percent, year-over-year, to US$343 million for the third-quarter. With three months to go, Turkish Cargo is already 27 percent ahead of last year’s totals in terms of cargo tonnage carried, at 810,000 tonnes. Over the first nine months, Turkish’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 10, 2017

EVA Air Cargo takes delivery of first 777 freighter

EVA Air Cargo took delivery of its first 777F yesterday and plans to put the new freighter in service on routes between Asia and North America later this month. The Taiwanese carrier ordered five 777 freighters from Boeing in 2015 and will take delivery of the remaining four by September 2019. As it adds the […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Uli Ogiermann seizes opportunity from Qatar blockade crisis

Call it Uli’s “swan song.” On June 5, a Saudi-lead blockade threw Qatari businesses into turmoil, snarling supply chains and sending panicked residents flocking to grocery stores to snatch up dwindling supplies. Five months later, those same stores are brimming with produce, and Qatar’s national economy is humming along. But that outcome wasn’t always certain, […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 9, 2017

Air New Zealand tracking technology delivers worldwide visibility [VIDEO]

New Zealand’s national carrier is installing more than 5,500 Bluetooth tags on its cargo containers, pallets and unit load devices (ULDs), as well as more than 100 readers at 29 airports for which it provides cargo services around the world. The technology is provided by Core Transport Technologies, which installs its low-energy Bluetooth devices into […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

SIA Cargo’s reintegration pays off as cargo revenues surge in first half

SIA Cargo’s reintegration into parent company Singapore Airlines seems to have reversed the steep losses at the Singaporean cargo carrier. Just-posted half-year operating profits of US$23 million represent a $56.5 million, year-over-year, increase. Total cargo revenues for the first half of FY 2017-18 were also up $90 million on higher freight carriage (up by 6.1 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 8, 2017

Network Airline Management, Astral Aviation ink 747F ACMI deal

Air Atlanta Icelandic signed a long-term ACMI deal to place a 747-400 freighter with Network Airline Management (NAM) and Astral Aviation. The added capacity will help NAM expand its perishables capacity for exports of flowers and vegetables from Nairobi to the United Kingdom. On Nov. 7, the freighter made its inaugural flight from London’s Stansted […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 8, 2017

American Airlines begins daily LAX-to-Beijing service

American Airlines launched its sixth daily route between the United States and China with the addition of flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Beijing (PEK). The carrier also flies to Beijing and Shanghai from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Chicago (ORD). American Airlines Cargo president Rick Elieson said the airline sees the addition of new U.S.-to-China […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 7, 2017

AEI racks up orders for CRJ200 conversions with Pinnacle Partners

With a contract for two more conversions signed last week, Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.’s (AEI) CRJ200 SF freighter conversion program is well on its way to proving market demand for its 6.7-tonne cargo capacity, jet-speed, long-range delivery option. The customer, Pinnacle Partners, provides fleet expansion and reduction services, and said it regards the CRJ200 freighter as […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 7, 2017

AirBridgeCargo gains Schiphol slots after threat over Russian airspace

The slot scarcity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) took a dramatic turn after a threat from Moscow to close Russian airspace to Dutch planes if AMS refused to accommodate more aircraft slots for Russian airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC). As Dutch newspaper NRC reported, Air France-KLM signed an agreement on Nov. 3 to lend ABC slots for […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 7, 2017
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