British Airways set to enter day two of crippling pilot strike

A pilot strike at British Airways wiped out all but a handful of flights on Monday and is set to continue for a second day in the absence of talks between the union and management over a pay dispute. The unit of IAG SA is preparing to cancel almost all of its Tuesday timetable, amounting […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • September 9, 2019

Avianca launches Dallas-Bogota freighter route

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will gain its first scheduled South American freighter route beginning Oct. 2, with the launch of a Bogota (BOG)-DFW route operated by Avianca Cargo using an A330-200 freighter. The service will operate twice weekly. The route will primarily handle perishable cargo including “salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 9, 2019

Balpa offers to halt strikes if BA negotiates on new proposal

The British Airways Pilot Association (Balpa) may call off proposed strikes set for next week, Sept. 9 and 10, if British Airways resumes negotiations on a new proposal submitted by the union to BA’s CEO, Alex Cruz. It is not clear what the new proposal entails, and Balpa has not yet responded to a request […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 6, 2019

Azul Cargo taps into Chinese e-commerce with Blue Box China service to Brazil

Azul Cargo is continuing its recent foray into e-commerce, and yesterday announced the launch of its Blue Box China service. With this service the carrier will support the speedy shipment of goods bought on Chinese online stores to consumers’ homes in Brazil.  When purchasing items on Chinese online stores, customers must request the product be delivered to Azul […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 6, 2019

Loganair selects Menzies Aviation for Manchester ground handling ops

Scotland-based carrier Loganair has awarded logistics provider Menzies Aviation a three-year ground handling contract for its operations at Manchester Airport (MAN), according to a press release issued today.  Under the contract, Menzies will provide ground handling services for the Scottish regional airline’s fleet until July 2022. Menzies anticipates it will handle six flights a day, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 5, 2019

JD.Com launches airport-to-airport express service

Today, the express parcel delivery unit of Beijing-based JD.com, Jingdong Express, inaugurated a new passenger-facing service counter store in the departure hall of Shanghai Hongqiao airport (SHA). While the service initially targets passengers with items they’d rather not carry on board, the program represents the next phase in JD’s growing express operation.   At Shanghai’s domestic airport Hongqiao, JD Express now offers passengers the ability to send items that they cannot check or may not want […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 4, 2019

Korean Air Cargo expands freighter network in response to trade war

Korean Air has launched a freighter flight between Seoul (ICN) and Bangkok (BKK), operated twice a week with a 777F. The carrier has also relaunched a twice-weekly freighter flight between ICN and Manila (MNL), also operated with a 777F. The airline said that, as companies shift production bases to Southeast Asia, the demand for airfreight […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • September 4, 2019

YTO Cargo Airlines follows perishable flows to Pakistan with new freighter flights

YTO Cargo Airlines has launched a route connecting Kunming (KMG), located in China’s southwest Yunnan province, to Karachi (KHI) in Pakistan with the support of Yunnan Airport Group (YAG), the airport operator that manages KMG. The route is being launched to support both regional trade from Yunnan to Pakistan and as a channel to Southeast […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 3, 2019

Cargolux introduces digital booking platform

Cargolux Airlines is making it easier for customers to purchase airfreight capacity with the launch of an online booking platform. Although such booking tools are no longer novel for combination carriers, the new tool represents something of a milestone for an all-cargo carrier. According to Cargolux, the digital booking tool is powered by PROS technology […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • September 3, 2019

Air France KLM Cargo relaunches Lusaka freighter service

Today, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo reintroduced Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) as a stop in its Africa freighter network.  Following its departure from Lusaka three years ago, the Franco-Dutch carrier is returning to the airport with a weekly flight. The flight utilizes one of the carrier’s 747 freighters and operates in a Europe-to-Africa rotation originating in Amsterdam (AMS) , with stops in Johannesburg (JNB) and Lusaka (LUN) Harare (HRE) and Nairobi (NBO) on […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 3, 2019

FedEx doubles down on LatAm forwarding market with Cargex acquisition

Yesterday, Memphis-based FedEx announced it reached an agreement to acquire Columbia-based freight forwarder Cargex and its customs brokerage affiliate, Agencias de Aduanas Aduanamos S.A. Nivel 2. Subject to customary regulatory approval, the deal is expected to close by yearend.  The acquisition complements recent FedEx Express projects in Latin America and is intended to strengthen FedEx’s freight forwarding and customs brokerage capabilities in Columbia and broader Latin America. Last month, FedEx launched direct 767 freighter flights to Bogota (BOG) and Medellin (JMC) from Miami (MIA) in part, to capture perishables […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 30, 2019

Mercado Libre and Azul Cargo Express partner to expand 24-hour deliveries in Brazil

Today, Azul Cargo Express announced a new partnership with Argentine e-tailer Mercardo Libre. As part of the agreement, Mercado Libre will utilize Azul’s air network exclusively in Brazil, to facilitate 24-hour e-commerce deliveries throughout the country. Although the two companies just started working together earlier this year, business from Mercado Libre already accounts for 10% […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 29, 2019

Air France, Kuehne + Nagel complete system-to-system proof of concept 

Today, Air France-KLM and Kuehne + Nagel announced that they have jointly created a direct system-to-system connection that integrate their electronic booking processes.   In a proof of concept test completed in July, the companies enabled host-to-host connection through an application programming interface (API), which allowed for a system-based, integrated and interactive match between available capacity and demand between […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 29, 2019

JetBlue launches cargo operations 

This week, JetBlue announced it will partner with Miami-based consultancy Aeronex Cargo to gradually expand the carrier’s cargo operations.   Initially, JetBlue will utilize flights to and from Fort Lauderdale to interline cargo moving through Miami International (MIA), with Aeronex organizing the MIA to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) road-feeder transportation.    Prior to 2018, the low-cost carrier did not carry any cargo at all. The decision to foray into air cargo follows the successful execution of a pilot program launched in 2018 under which […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 28, 2019
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