Virgin Atlantic awards WTA Aviation, Swissport service contracts

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced it awarded contracts to Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation and Swissport that will support the carrier’s upcoming daily flights between Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv, Israel, which begin on September 25.  Under its contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo, WTA Aviation will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

Sichuan Airlines plans new international frequencies with A330 freighters 

Sichuan Airlines announced that it took delivery of its first A330-200F aircraft from BOC Aviation late last week. This is not only Sichuan Airlines’ first freighter but is the first A330F for any mainland Chinese carrier.  Sichuan Airlines also told our sister site, Cargo Facts, its plans to commence scheduled operations with its A330Fs in October – […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 15, 2019

Accenture launches cloud-based connectivity platform 

Today, Accenture announced the launch of its new cloud-based platform, Accenture’s Freight and Logistics Software (AFLS) Exchange, that allows for integration of air cargo carriers’ operations with those of their partners’ networks.  AFLS Exchange gives carriers real-time visibility across their partner and joint venture networks. Carriers can leverage the platform for route enquiries, capacity availability checks and bookings. According to Accenture, the platform is […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 15, 2019

Delta’s cargo revenue falls 17% during Q219

In its second quarter results announced yesterday, Delta Air Lines reported that its cargo revenue declined by 17% year-over-year during the second quarter to $186 million. However, the airline’s overall revenue was up 8.7% due to cargo’s small share of Delta’s total business.  During the company’s earnings call, Delta’s President Glen Hauenstein said that both volumes and yields declined during the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 12, 2019

Jettainer, WestJet extend contract 

ULD management company Jettainer announced today the extension of its contract with WestJet for another five years.  The contract wasn’t set to expire for two more years.  The number of containers and pallets that WestJet controls increased from approximately 350 to 2,000 units.   This is Jettainer’s third agreement this year. It extended its cooperation agreement with American Airlines for another five years last month, with a commitment […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 12, 2019

UPS expands express network in Russia

Yesterday, UPS announced the expansion of its express freight services – “UPS Worldwide Express Freight” and “UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday” – in Russia.   With the expansion, UPS’ express services will now be available to customers located in nearly 2,300 postal codes in the metropolitan areas of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhniy Novogorod. With this development, UPS […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 11, 2019

Amazon airports Chicago Rockford, Alliance Fort Worth among FAA grant recipients 

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. This allotment is the third of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 10, 2019

Ethiopian’s new Chongqing frequency expands China’s Belt and Road initiative

Today, Ethiopian Airlines announced the addition of a weekly cargo flight from Chongqing (CKG), China to locations in Africa and South America. Beyond expanding the Ethiopian flag carrier’s network, the route also serves as an extension to China’s Belt and Road initiative.  The new route, which Ethiopian Airlines began operating at the end of June, begins at Shanghai Pudong […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 9, 2019

DHL report urges businesses to fully implement e-commerce strategies

Today, DHL released its report on “The E-Commerce Supply Chain: Overcoming Growing Pains,” calling on businesses to “urgently” solve their e-commerce supply chain challenges. In the report, DHL found that a majority of companies have failed to fully implement an e-commerce strategy, despite recognizing its importance.   According to DHL, the evolving demands of e-commerce will compel over 50% […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 9, 2019

US Court of Appeals rules in favor of Atlas Air in pilot union labor dispute 

On June 5, the U.S. Court of Appeals (COA) affirmed a ruling from a district court that favors Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., in a labor dispute with their pilot unions.  The ruling knocks down an appeal the union filed claiming that the district court had no jurisdiction in the original case, based on the […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 8, 2019

Royal Mail, China Post launch UK-China package tracking service 

Today, the U.K.’s Royal Mail, in collaboration with China Post, announced its launch of a “Tracked and Signed” service to China.   The Tracked and Signed service enables customers to track their package throughout shipment from the U.K. to China, via Royal Mail. Royal Mail said it aims to deliver to China within five to seven days, by leveraging the broad […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 8, 2019

Cargolux adds frequency with direct US-Xiamen connection 

Today, Cargolux announced the addition of a third weekly frequency to Xiamen (XMN) it made at the beginning of this month.  The route departs from Luxembourg (LUX) on Monday mornings, and arrives in XMN the following morning. On its return, the flight stops in Los Angeles (LAX) on its way to LUX. According to Cargolux, the additional frequency makes its service the only direct freighter connection between the Xiamen and the […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 8, 2019

Hawaiian Air’s Matheny on adding capacity where it counts

Perhaps best known for its role in connecting commodity flows between the contiguous United States and the Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian Air Cargo is doubling down on its intra-island cargo service with the introduction of dedicated freighters. Driven in part by booming e-commerce demand spurring demand for perishable flows into and off the islands, last summer […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 8, 2019

SF Airlines launches route connecting China, Kazakhstan

Yesterday, SF Airlines launched a new cargo route connecting Urumqi (URC) in China’s western Xinjiang province to Almaty (ALA) in Kazakhstan. The route is the airline’s first dedicated freighter flight directly connecting China to Kazakhstan and supports China’s development of its “Belt and Road” initiative.  SF Airlines will fly the new route twice weekly using […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 5, 2019
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