Cathay, Ethiopian and Allegiant select WFS for ground handling in North America

One of the world’s largest cargo-handling firms, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), expanded its business even further today by signing new contracts with Cathay Pacific, Ethiopian Airlines and Allegiant Air to provide ground-handling support for the carriers at several airports across North America. At Newark International Airport (EWR), Cathay Pacific has extended its passenger-handling agreement with […]

Airlines divert flights from Iran and Iraq airspace after missile attacks

(Bloomberg)–Airlines around the world diverted flights from the airspace over Iran, Iraq, and the Persian Gulf after Tehran fired more than a dozen missiles at U.S. forces in the region. In the wake of the attack, carriers ranging from Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Qantas Airways Ltd. to Air France-KLM and Deutsche Lufthansa AG have said […]

Fire halts air traffic to Norway’s Stavanger Airport

A fire broke out in the massive parking garage of Norway’s Stavanger Airport (SVG) causing the airport to close yesterday evening at 5 p.m. local time. All flights to SVG were either cancelled or rerouted to nearby airports, such as Haugesund (HAU), as a result. Flights to the airport today have resumed mostly normal traffic […]

British Airways embargoes dog shipments

British Airways has temporarily suspended bookings for transporting dogs as cargo on flights. The carrier announced the news after a dog was found to have been carried in the wrong sized crate, according to local British media. The airline is currently investigating the incident, during which time it will not accept bookings for dogs to […]

Cargolux increases fuel surcharge to highest level since 2018

Luxembourg-based cargo carrier Cargolux announced an increase in its fuel surcharge to €0.70 per kilo, the highest surcharge since December 2018. The change goes into effect for all shipments as of Jan. 13, 2020, according to the carrier’s announcement, and reflects increased fuel costs for Cargolux. Lower oil prices in 2019 contributed to lower surcharges […]

SF Express seeks to expand Indian market base with new service

SF Airlines, SF Express’ carrier arm, has launched a second direct cargo flight to India, this time connecting Shenzhen (SZX) to New Delhi (DEL), effective as of Dec. 31, 2019. The new service operates twice weekly onboard the company’s 747-400 freighter aircraft with capacity for around 400 tonnes of cargo weekly. The new SZX-DEL route […]

Top 10 air cargo stories of 2019

Following a year of ups and downs, it can be useful to pause for a look back to gain some perspective and anticipate the trends that may dominate the year ahead. In this final list of the year, we at Air Cargo World invite our readers to join us in reflecting on those stories that dominated the […]

Saudia launches ground handling and logistics entity

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) announced the launch of a new independent entity within the Saudia Group, Saudi Arabian Logistics (SAL) Co., to take over ground handling and logistics services across Saudi Arabian airports. The new logistics entity will begin operating in January, and is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan to reform and diversify […]

There’s still time to vote for the 2020 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

With January just around the corner, there are only two weeks remaining to take part in Air Cargo World’s Air Cargo Excellence survey. The Air Cargo Excellence Survey relies on input from our readers to rank air carriers and airports based on customer service, value and other factors. The survey should take five to 10 […]

Getting parcels home for the holidays with DHL [Podcast]

With the holiday season well underway, air cargo and logistics are seeing their seasonal boost in volumes when consumer buying habits pick up for the holidays. To avoid any logistical hiccups, integrators have prepared their infrastructure, networks and capacity to meet the forecasted record volumes expected this shorter holiday season. In this episode of On […]

Etihad Cargo attains CEIV Fresh certification

Etihad Cargo has attained its Center of Excellence for Independent Validators Fresh (CEIV Fresh) certification, which was unveiled at the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA’s) World Cargo Symposium in March 2019. The CEIV Fresh certification applies to Etihad’s airline operations, as well as its cargo handling and warehousing at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH). According […]

Icelandair to handle all FedEx shipments to and from Iceland

Icelandair Cargo signed a three-year deal with FedEx to handle all FedEx and TNT shipments to and from Iceland, the carrier said in a statement on Friday. The deal will go into effect in early 2020. The three-year agreement will support U.S.-based FedEx in its goal of expanding operations in Iceland, the statement said. Meanwhile, […]
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