Global Airline Services is GSA for SF’s 747F service from Europe

Global Airline Services is the general sales agent (GSA) for SF Airlines’ new 747-400F service from London (LHR) to Wuxi (WUX) via Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to a notice from OAG Inforwarding. Global Airline Services, the United Kingdom branch of Amsterdam-based Global GSA Group, could not be immediately reached for comment. According to the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 20, 2019

Qantas, Cobham Aviation Services extend regional freight ops agreement

Qantas Freight has extended its agreement with Adelaide-based Cobham Aviation Services (CAvS) for regional freight service for six more years, CAvS announced today. The renewed agreement will commence on July 1, 2020 and will run on through June 30, 2026, with the option for an additional 12-month extension.  Under the agreement, Cobham will use its four Bae146-300QT regional aircraft to shuttle freight for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 20, 2019

Delta, LATAM August traffic suffer in weak trade climate 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of August.  Despite the slight reprieve LATAM saw earlier this year in June and July, the return in declines suggests continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. Meanwhile, Delta Cargo […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 19, 2019

European, Middle East carriers’ lag in traffic continues into August

Carrier's based in the regions Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results in August as protectionist policies and the upcoming Brexit continue to create friction for global trade. Both Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while Air France-KLM’s August performance was flat, in comparison to August […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 18, 2019

Emirates SkyCargo partners with e-commerce start-up Seafood Souq

Emirates SkyCargo announced today it has entered into a partnership with with Dubai-based e-commerce start-up Seafood Souq to support transparent and efficient transportation of seafood for Seafood Souq’s customers. As part of the partnership, Emirates SkyCargo Cargo will transport seafood shipments from source markets to customers using Seafood Souq’s app. Initially, shipments will be delivered […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 18, 2019

Does increase in FedEx 2020 shipping rates prelude strategy shift? 

FedEx announced new shipping rates for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight will come into effect Jan. 6, 2020.  The new rates will include increases in surcharges and fees for FedEx’s U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Express Package Services, International Ground Services, U.S. Express Freight Services, International Express Freight Services, as well as an […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 17, 2019

Outlook is positive for African air cargo carriers as trade with China grows

African carriers have been a shining star in an otherwise dismal global airfreight market. Year-to-date through July, freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) are up 4.9% year-over-year while capacity is up 13.6%. This region has been on an upward but erratic path in recent years with much of the growth attributed to its trade relations with Asia-Pacific. […]
  • Cathy Roberson
  • September 17, 2019

SF Express begins 747 service to Europe

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines operated its first flight to Europe in the last decade on Sept. 15 with service from Wuxi (WUX) to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and an intermediary stop in Chongqing (CKG). The China-Europe service was operated for SF Express using one of the carrier’s two 747-400 freighters. As reported by our sister publication Cargo […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 16, 2019

CargoLogic Germany cleared for take off with AOC

Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) was issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), the German civil aviation authority. With an AOC in hand, the carrier expects to start flying “imminently,” CargoLogic Germany told Cargo Facts. Initially, CLG will operate a pair of 737-400 SFs that were redelivered to the carrier earlier this year, on-lease from Vx […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 16, 2019

Amazon Air begins ops at gateway airports, moves some 767F ops away from Atlas Air

Amazon Air flights began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) as of yesterday, as can be seen in the tweet from the airport below. According to flight tracking software, the flight, operated by Air Transport Services Group carrier ABX Air, departed from Baltimore (BWI) and continued to Ontario (ONT). https://twitter.com/flystl/status/1172192616349347840?s=20 STL is not the only […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 13, 2019

Lufthansa Cargo posts blacklist following dangerous goods ‘incident’ at Hong Kong 

Update: Lufthansa has announced it will lift the temporary embargo previously placed on Flexport Asia shipments, effective Monday, 16 September. Lufthansa Cargo’s blacklisting of three companies on Sept. 6, 2019, following an “incident” at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) is a stark reminder to the air cargo industry of the precautions necessary for shipping dangerous goods.   While the Germany-based carrier declined to […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 13, 2019

Jetstar Asia, Qantas Freight enter new partnership

Today, Singapore-based Jetstar Asia announced its new partnership with Sydney-based Qantas Freight. Under the partnership, Qantas Freight will manage Jetstar Asia’s freight capacity across 23 ports in 13 markets, effective Nov. 20, 2019. The new partnership is intended to provide increased connectivity and access for Jetstar Asia’s customers to Qantas Group’s wider network and Qantas Freight’s 130 partners.  Jetstar […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 12, 2019

Hong Kong protests exacerbate continued declines in Cathay’s August traffic 

Today, Cathay Pacific reported overall August cargo traffic down 11.6% year-over-year (y-o-y) to 925,487 freight-tonne kilometers (FTKs), signaling the impact of recent airport disruptions at the carrier’s Hong Kong hub and headwinds related to the trade war that already were driving down traffic for the carrier.   August cargo and mail tonnage at Cathay fell 14% y-o-y to 161,394 tonnes. Meanwhile, the cargo and mail load factor fell by 7.5 percentage points […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 11, 2019

Delta Cargo ramps up leadership with new appointments 

Today, Delta Cargo created a new executive position — vice president cargo operations and logistics — and has appointed Rob Wadpole to fill it. The carrier also made two additional appointments to its leadership team, with Matt Weisenburg named director, cargo strategy and alliances, and Mark DeFrancesco appointed director, revenue management, capacity and forecasting. Wadpole will lead Delta Cargo’s […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 11, 2019
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