Hawaiian Airlines initiatives reduce fuel burn

Hawaiian Airlines continues to lower its annual jet fuel burn, despite unique obstacles to biofuel production and disproportionately high jet fuel consumption. The airline is the state’s largest and has served the four major islands longer than any other. “Since the inception of the fuel efficiency campaign we have steadily implemented initiatives to reach almost […]

Dreamlifts ends GSA role for Antonov Airlines

Dreamlifts Ltd. will end its role as worldwide general sales and service agent (GSA) for Antonov Airlines as of March 1. Dreamlifts has represented Antonov since 2016, but the two companies failed to reach an agreement this year, resulting in Dreamlifts’ decision to not to renew the agreement. The decision will affect the U.K. office […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds Japan route

The cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss WorldCargo, is growing its capacity for cargo to and from Japan as the airline adds direct A340-300 flights between Zurich (ZRH) and Kansai International Airport (KIX) in Osaka. The direct flights are scheduled to operate five times weekly beginning March 1, adding to Swiss WorldCargo’s current […]

US and Kenya ink Transport Agreement seventh-freedom amendment

The United States and Kenya on Feb. 5 signed an amendment to the U.S.-Kenya Air Transport Agreement at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. The amendment adds seventh-freedom traffic rights for all-cargo operations to the bilateral Air Transport Agreement, and will enter into force following an exchange of diplomatic notes. The amendment has […]

Air cargo closes bleak 2019 in IATA December report

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released preliminary data for December indicating that total industrywide cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), has decreased by 2.7% year over year. For the entire year, total industrywide cargo traffic declined 3.3% YoY, making 2019 the first year of declining freight volumes since 2012, and the weakest […]

CF EMEA 2020: Carriers look to innovate

FRANKFURT (CARGO FACTS ) – Carriers in the EMEA region continue to invest in innovating air cargo through new technologies, as evidenced when attendees gathered this week at the Westin Grand in Frankfurt, Germany, for the second edition of the Cargo Facts EMEA event. Turhan Ozen, chief cargo officer for Turkish Airlines, said the carrier is […]

Delta, Air France-KLM, Virgin Atlantic launch trans-Atlantic JV

Major American and European combination carriers Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic have launched their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture for air cargo, a partnership that accounts for 23% of total trans-Atlantic cargo capacity and more than 600,000 tonnes per year. The JV received regulatory approval Nov. 21, at which time Air France-KLM had […]

Over 25,000 China flights axed as virus panic creates disruption

(Bloomberg) — More than 25,000 flights to, from and within China will be canceled this week as more than two dozen airlines suspend services to the country because of the coronavirus outbreak, leading to an unprecedented shakeup in the world’s second-largest aviation market. International capacity will fall by 4.4 million seats a week, with Lion […]

Lufthansa adjusts China freighter schedules due to coronavirus

Like many carriers adjusting schedules in reaction to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, Lufthansa Cargo announced today that its freighter aircraft will operate according to a special schedule to and from the Chinese mainland next week. Lufthansa Cargo will fly several frequencies connecting Frankfurt (FRA) and Shanghai Pudong (PVG) via Novosibirsk (OVB) onboard its […]

AirBridgeCargo Airlines trial loads GE9X jet engine

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has completed the transportation validation of the world’s largest jet engine, the GE9X, onboard a 747-8F. The GE9X is GE Aviation’s newly developed engine for the 777X aircraft that first flew in early 2020. The propulsor core of the engine weighs 11,545 kg. ABC worked closely with GE representatives to load the […]

Kalitta requests permission for new 777F route in Asia

U.S.-based carrier Kalitta Air has requested four weekly allocations for Singapore (SIN) to Hong Kong (HKG) cargo flights using 777-200 freighters on behalf of “a major freight forwarder.” Though the carrier has not yet returned a request for comment, the most likely customer for the service is DHL. DHL declined to confirm whether it is […]

WorldACD sees little cheer in December report

WorldACD found that the impact of 2019’s challenging political economic conditions persisted through to the end of the year with the release of its December report this week, which indicated a 1.7% year-over-year decrease in cargo volumes worldwide for December. This YoY decrease in volumes was the smallest since January 2019, but they were not […]

Jet fuel prices finish higher, despite coronavirus, falling demand

Global oil futures rose 1% Tuesday, breaking a nearly week-long losing streak, after plummeting Monday to their lowest prices since October amid heightening fears of the deadly Wuhan coronavirus. This morning, Brent crude and U.S. West Texas Intermediate both held at $59.85 and $53.59 per barrel, respectively, having hit a three-month low of $58.50 on […]
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