Thai Cargo signs new contract with WFS

Paris-based Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has expanded its relationship with Thai Cargo by signing a five-year agreement in which WFS will handle Thai’s twice-daily A380 and 777 flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Bangkok (BKK), as well as regional cargo handling across its United Kingdom and Ireland stations, and trucking network connecting its airport locations. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 31, 2018

United Airlines to launch daily seasonal EWR-PRG route

This week, United Airlines released news of a new daily seasonal 767-300 passenger route between Prague and Newark that will launch June of next year. Starting June 7, the route will depart Newark at 6:05 p.m., and will return at 10:10 a.m. from Václav Havel Airport (PRG). The frequency may appeal to forwarders in need […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 31, 2018

5 industry leaders weigh in on peak season predictions

Following a record-breaking year in demand for air freight, the industry is at the edge of its seat as peak season approaches, bracing for an expected slow-down in growth rates that experts continue to warn of, but has yet to materialize. Carriers and market researches have released mixed results in terms of growth rates during […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 30, 2018

Ethiopian launches first African freighter service to Miami

Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between Addis Ababa and Miami creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium, and all flights will employ 777-200LRF freighter aircraft. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2018

DHL Express doubles Tucson cargo capacity

DHL Express is investing US$2.8 million in its Tucson hub, this week releasing news of a move to a new service center three minutes from the Tucson International Airport (TUS), which would nearly double the previous facility’s size at about 23,500 square feet. John Fox, vice president and general manager for DHL Express said the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 29, 2018

Delta Cargo launches self-service e-AWB kiosks

Today Delta Cargo debuted its new self-service kiosks, operational in Atlanta and Boston, for use of electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) for its domestic network. This marks another step in the carrier’s path toward digitalization, following the company’s launch earlier this month to allow access to its full suite of services online, which include a sort […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 28, 2018

AAPA: 5 percent FTK growth in July

Today the Association Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) released its traffic results for the month of July, indicating a 5 percent growth in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) among member airlines. “For the upcoming months, the global economic outlook remains positive, despite some concern that uncertainties over future trade policy could undermine business confidence international,” said Andrew […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

Nepal Airlines chooses Unilode for ULD service on new A330-200s

Nepal Airlines has signed a five-year agreement with Unilode Aviation Solutions for the supply and management of unit load devices (ULDs) for its two new A330-200 aircraft. The airline said it chose Unilode, in part, due to its ability to pool airlines’ ULDs together, “based on their respective monthly stock allocation,”  which the company describes […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 27, 2018

ASL Airlines launches first freighter flight to Europe from Urumqi

This morning at around 4:20 am, a 747-400F operated by ASL Airlines Belgium touched down at Urumqi Diwopu International Airport (URC). Two hours later, the widebody freighter took-off and headed back to Liège Airport (LGG), marking the commencement of the first all-cargo flight to Europe from the city in Western China. For the Belgian airport, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 24, 2018

China’s CAAC targeting private investment for 28 aviation projects

Yesterday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) published a list of 28 aviation projects seeking private investment. Ezhou Civil Airport and Air China Cargo were two familiar names on the project list, both of which are seeking billions of dollars in new investments. China National Aviation Holding Co., which owns a controlling stake in Beijing-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 24, 2018

Atlas pilots protest airline’s relationship with Amazon Air

Yesterday, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ (AAWH) pilots – who fly for Amazon Air under a contract between the two companies – demonstrated outside of Amazon headquarters’ in Seattle, just outside of Air Cargo World’s offices. Teamsters Local 1224, which represents the airline’s pilots, maintains that the carrier does not have a sufficient body of pilots […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 23, 2018

Singapore Airlines, Cainiao partner to expedite cross-border shipments

Today Hangzhou-based Cainiao Network Technology Co., Ltd., the smart logistics subsidiary of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, inked a strategic partnership with Singapore Airlines to leverage the airline’s network to expedite cross-border e-commerce deliveries. The partnership represents one of a number of agreements between Singapore Airlines and Alibaba Group affiliates to cooperate on a number […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2018

LATAM reports improving cargo business, but still suffers Q2 net loss

Cargo operations continued to be a bright spot for the LATAM Airlines Group, which reported second-quarter cargo-related revenues of just under US$300 million, due to a 3.6 percent increase in cargo revenues and a 6.7 percent rise in yields. However, it was not enough to counteract to the 86.6 percent, year-over-year, decline in Q2 operating […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 22, 2018

ABC transports its 500th aircraft engine in 2018 [VIDEO]

In only the eighth month of the year, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported its 500th aircraft engine in 2018. The milestone, which has been reached earlier in the year than ever before at ABC, represents a 50 percent, year-over-year, increase in the carrier’s jet-engine transport traffic. Vasily Zhukov, global director of heavy and outsized […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 21, 2018
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