Sichuan’s Double Dragon Airlines seeks CAAC approval for cargo ops

Sichuan Double Dragon Airlines, also known as “Shuanglong” was formally established as a joint venture funded by Zhejiang Changlong Airlines, or Loong Air, and the Sichuan Airport Development Group. Loong Air was launched as CDI Cargo Airlines in 2012 with a focus on narrowbody freighter operations. Since 2013, the airline has gradually shifted its focus […]

Washington rounds out West Coast sustainability efforts

Washington state is currently the missing link in the West Coast’s sustainability in transportation vision, modeled after California’s ambitious push for emissions reduction, but plans in the state’s public and private sector indicate that it’ll soon match the efforts of their northern and southern neighbors.    Emulating the rest of the region, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport […]

Cargo load factor updates launched

Established systems of air cargo demand measured against capacity — specifically, cargo load factor by weight — are receiving an update to account for changing trends in types of cargo shipped. CLIVE Data Services, a startup data services company, is launching a new analysis dubbed “the dynamic load factor,” aimed at measuring cargo-load factors from […]

Cargolux to decrease fuel surcharge

Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux will decrease its fuel surcharge on all shipments as of Jan. 27, the carrier announced Monday. Cargolux will decrease its surcharge per kilo by €0.05, to €0.65 per kilo or the equivalent in local currency. The reduction follows an increase to €0.70 per kilo earlier this month, Cargolux’s highest surcharge since […]

Qatar Airways expands freighter network to Osaka

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new service to Osaka (KIX), expanding the carrier’s network to 11 destinations across the Asia Pacific. Qatar will operate the service twice weekly using a 777F, which will depart Doha (DOH) on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving at KIX the following day and then returning to […]

Delta DASH Door-to-Door: a critical assessment

Over the past months, Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its DASH Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

Atlas Air opens new hangar, joins Jet Fuel Innovation Summit

Atlas Air, a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide, recently opened a new US$19 million hangar dedicated to maintenance, repair and overhaul of widebody aircraft at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).   FEAM Aero, which has operated at the airport since 2015, cut the ribbon Wednesday on the 103,000-square-foot facility, where it will repair and maintain […]

LATAM Cargo opens new perishable hub in Sao Paulo

LATAM Cargo recently opened a new USD $3.5 million perishable hub in Brazil’s Guarulhos (GRU) that is intended to support the carrier’s FRESH shipment program for perishable products en route from South America to destinations worldwide The perishable hub occupies a space of 1,637 square meters and increases LATAM Cargo’s storage capacity at GRU by […]

December traffic reflects bleak year for European carriers

European carriers’ preliminary traffic results for December indicate protracted market weakness due to global trade uncertainty continued through the end of 2019. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month. In 2019, three of the four carriers tracked by Air […]

Standing out from the crowd: three executives to watch in 2020

In a year marked by declines from the heights of growth that characterized 2018, a few industry executives caught the attention of air cargo editors and readers for their forward-thinking and strategic decisions. After polling our readers and considering the major milestones for air cargo logistics in 2019, Air Cargo World has created a shortlist […]

Delta 777 fuel dump over LA playground injures at least 60

At least 60 people received medical treatment from fire crews after a Shanghai-bound Delta Air Lines flight Delta dumped jet fuel over Cudahy and South Los Angeles school playgrounds, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. An initial report that 26 people received treatment was raised to 60 people after an initial response of […]

FAA responds to US carriers’ exemption requests for Middle East ops

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) responded Jan. 10 to several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers requesting exemption from the FAA’s initial Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain Middle East regions last week. In its response, the FAA included the issuance of a new NOTAM superseding the original and […]

US cargo carriers request FAA exemptions for Middle East ops

Several U.S.-based air cargo and express carriers, including Kalitta Air, FedEx and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carriers, requested exemption from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue operating in the Middle East despite the recent Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) banning U.S. carriers from flying in certain regions. Airlines that submitted requests to the […]
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