Qantas selects Mackay, Queensland for second pilot academy site

Qantas Group, the parent company of Qantas Freight, announced today its plans to open a second pilot academy at Mackay Airport (MKY) in Queensland, Australia.  Qantas Group selected MKY from a shortlist of nine regional cities for its second academy site. The Australia-based carrier chose the site for its high proportion of clear weather days per year, uncongested airspace and access to infrastructure.   Qantas Group […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 5, 2019

Vienna Airport, K+N enter pharma handling agreement

Yesterday, Vienna International Airport (VIE) and Kuehne + Nagel Austria announced the signing of an agreement establishing Kuehne + Nagel Austria as the “preferred partner” for the handling of pharma shipments at the airport.  Under the agreement, Kuehne + Nagel Austria is granted an exclusive handling area within VIE’s Vienna Pharma Handling Center (VPHC). At the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 5, 2019

From freight to plate

More seafood than ever is being flown by air, setting new standards for speed A tongue-in-cheek saying you’re likely to hear within months of joining the air cargo industry is that if cargo is flying, someone, somewhere has made a mistake. As a mode of transportation, air transport is more expensive than road, rail or […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • July 4, 2019

Dachser India Mumbai, Hyderabad gain IATA CEIV Pharma cert

Dachser India earned its CEIV Pharma certification from the International Airport Transport Association (IATA) for life science, health care and pharmaceuticals handling at its Mumbai (BOM) and Hyderabad (HYD) airport branches, the company announced yesterday. According to the logistics firm, the certification is a significant achievement, given that very few companies are currently accredited in India.  Dachser said […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 3, 2019

May traffic declines reflect trade war damage, says IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data today indicating that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased by 3.4% y-o-y in May. The analysis, which shows a slight improvement from the 5.6% dip in April, confirms previous Air Cargo World reports on May traffic.   Freight capacity growth, which rose 1.3% y-o-y in May, continued to exceed growth in demand for the 13th […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 3, 2019

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

Reports of dismal May traffic continue into June with early Delta stats

Statistics released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) and WorldACD indicate air cargo demand continued to fall during the month, as export activity continued to slow in the face of challenging international business climates. Meanwhile, preliminary stats from Delta Air Lines suggest June is likely to be even slower.  WorldACD reported that general traffic for cargo measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) decreased 5.0% in […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 2, 2019

US-China trade war shifts cherry season haul’s destinations

Cherry season is officially underway as growers, carriers and logistics providers are working to transport the seasonal perishable through networks to consumers worldwide. Beyond initial weather challenges to crops, growers and airfreight operators say markets for cherries this year have shifted due to volatility from the U.S.-China trade war.  Winter weather this year caused an initial delay in the shipping […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 27, 2019

Does the air cargo industry take bad service for granted?

Air Cargo customers are generally satisfied with the service they receive from their airlines and airports, even when they receive bad service, report finds. While some companies are highly rated, all companies have room to improve the quality of their offering. In late 2018, we surveyed approximately 1,900 air cargo customers from more than 80 […]
  • Frederic Horst
  • June 27, 2019

New LATAM Cargo service connects Copenhagen and Latin America

Today, LATAM Cargo announced the launch of a new freighter service between Copenhagen and Latin America. According to the carrier, it is also the first airline to offer direct service between Scandinavia and South America.  LATAM Cargo will operate an initial weekly service with a 767-300F, connecting Copenhagen (CPH)-Viracopos (VCP)-Montevideo (MVD)-Santiago (SCL)-Quito (UIO) before returning to CPH via […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 27, 2019

FedEx sues U.S. Department of Commerce

Yesterday, FedEx filed a suit in U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), which seeks to enforce prohibitions contained in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The suit follows FedEx’s accidental diversion of several Huawei packages shipped from the United Kingdom to the United States earlier this month.   In the filing, FedEx argued that the current […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 25, 2019

UPS to launch ‘Women Exporters Program’

UPS announced the launch of its “Women Exporters Program” workshops for U.S. businesses at the U.S. Women’s Business Enterprise National Council National Conference and Business Fair beginning today. The program will provide training to women-owned small and medium size businesses, with the intent of strengthening their access to global marketplaces.  UPS’ program will include workshops for women on:  […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 25, 2019

Amazon launches Anchorage flights 

Amazon Air will begin flights to Anchorage International Airport (ANC) later this week, on June 27. According to a post ANC published on Twitter last week, Amazon Air will operate daily services to the airport utilizing its 767 freighter network.  The e-tailer will operate out of ANC’s Kulis Business Park, south of the airport’s east-west runways, according to the post.  While the move further expands […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 24, 2019

Qatar Airways adds first route to Portugal

Qatar Airways, in its latest expansion effort, touched down its first passenger flight at Lisbon Airport (LIS) in Portugal today.  The new daily direct flight between Doha (DOH) and LIS, operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, is offering 70 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from Portugal per week and includes direct connections to Europe, […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 24, 2019
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