Cargolux strengthens South American presence with new Santiago route

On June 14, Cargolux Airlines reinstated its scheduled freighter service to Santiago (SCL) in Chile. The new scheduled freighter service, however, has been redesigned to offer four additional destinations as regular connections between Europe and South America.   The carrier will fly a weekly route connecting Luxembourg (LUX)-Viracopos (VCP)-SCL-Bogota (BOG)-Aguadilla (BQN), before returning to Cargolux’s LUX hub via Amsterdam […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 17, 2019

LATAM, Delta Cargo report cargo traffic declines for May

In the Americas, Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported continued year-over-year declines in cargo traffic for the month of May. The former saw the second month in a row of year-over-year traffic declines, tipping the year-to-date performance into a decline, while Delta Cargo extended the double-digit declines of April, worsening its year-to-date […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 17, 2019

ABX Air partners with Air Cargo Carriers for pilot training flow-through program

Air Transport Services Group’s subsidiary carrier, ABX Air, has partnered with turboprop freighter operator Air Cargo Carriers under a program designed to allow the latter’s pilots to more easily enter ABX’s training class. Under the program, Air Cargo Carrier pilots with at least two years’ experience as Pilot in Command, who have at least 1,000 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2019

Hactl to handle new Eznis Airways flights

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. (Hactl) has been appointed by Mongolia-based Eznis Airways as the ground handler for its new flight between Ulan Bator (ULN) and Hong Kong (HKG). Hactl will be providing the airline with cargo terminal and documentation services. While Eznis commenced the three-times-weekly flight with a 737-700 on June 3, Vivien […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

SIA Cargo expands pharma corridors, signs lease with SkyCell

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has boosted its pharma capabilities with the addition of Amsterdam (AMS) and Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) to its THRUCOOL corridor network. The carrier has also signed a three-year lease agreement with temperature-controlled container provider SkyCell. Customers will now be able to choose SIA’s THRUCOOL service to transport pharmaceutical shipments from […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 13, 2019

Once open, Western Sydney Airport to expand cargo options for carriers

Sydney’s in-development second airport, Western Sydney Airport, this month signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qantas Group and Virgin Australia, Australia’s two largest carriers. It is not immediately clear how the carriers’ cargo operations will adjust to the new airport. Virgin Australia is based at Brisbane International Airport (BNE), while Qantas Airlines and its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 11, 2019

Are challenges at New Istanbul Airport threatening carriers’ cargo operations?

After several delays to entering operations, the massive New Istanbul Airport (now IST, formerly ISL) finally opened for commercial operations in April. Since that time, however, the airport has been faced with several challenges – meteorological and political – that could be cause for concern for air cargo providers moving forward.    On May 17, flights to IST from several […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 10, 2019

Transcarga files DOT exemption request for US-Venezuela flights

Earlier this week, Caracas, Venezuela-based carrier Transcarga International Airways filed an exemption request to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) to enable it to engage in charter cargo service between Venezuela and the U.S. via intermediate points using its leased A300B4 freighter aircraft. According to the filing, Transcarga’s fleet includes two leased A300B4 freighters […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 7, 2019

Emirates expands pharma corridor network and opens purpose-built facility in Chicago

Emirates SkyCargo has boosted its pharma corridor network from 12 to 20 stations and launched a facility in Chicago dedicated to pharmaceutical shipments. The carrier’s pharma operations in Dubai have also been recertified as compliant with the EU’s Good Distribution Practice (GDP) requirements. The pharma corridor program was launched by Emirates in January 2018 and […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 7, 2019

American Airlines launching two new US-Germany routes for summer 2019

Today, American Airlines announced that it will launch additional widebody service to Germany for summer 2019. The two new routes include one from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Munich (MUC), and one from Philadelphia (PHL) to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL). American Airlines will operate the DFW-MUC route daily through October 26 using a 787-800, beginning today. […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 6, 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is first to adopt new Accenture booking platform

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is launching a “digital transformation,” it announced this week, with its switch to Accenture’s newest cargo booking platform. Virgin Atlantic is the first company to adopt Accenture’s cloud-enabled AFLS 8.0 platform, which will go live in early 2020 and replace Virgin’s 10-year-old Voyager operating system. The new system offers customers the ability […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 6, 2019

Leipzig approves massive cargo expansion plan

Today, Leipzig/Halle Airport’s (LEJ) supervisory board approved a major investment package that will support the expansion of air cargo and logistics infrastructure at the airport, including the construction of a second “Cargo City.”  The supervisory board representing Mittledeutsche Flughaven AG, which owns and manages the airport unanimously voted in support of developing new apron areas, logistics and office buildings in […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 4, 2019

Air Canada Cargo to market Drone Delivery Canada drone cargo routes [VIDEO]

Air Canada Cargo and Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) have signed an exclusive agreement marketing DDC’s drone and delivery services in Canada.  Under the agreement, DDC will build and operate up to 150,000 drone delivery routes in Canada for the carrier. These routes will include timetables, flight schedules, payload capacities, type of drones to be deployed […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 4, 2019

IAG Cargo links API to Freightos WebCargo to offer dynamic pricing

In a move aimed at ushering in an era of dynamic pricing for its carrier affiliates, IAG Cargo, the parent of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, announced today that Freightos’ WebCargo platform will become the first live user of its digital APIs. Following the integration, freight forwarders using WebCargo now have instant, real-time […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019
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