JFK capacity crunch gets reprieve with approval for cargo expansion 

Today, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved the second phase of a cargo –infrastructure expansion plan at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The project is meant to maintain JFK’s position as a major destination for international cargo by alleviating the crunch on capacity that cargo handlers are currently experiencing at the airport. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 26, 2019

Cargo was Alaska Air’s fastest-growing unit in Q1

Seattle-based Alaska Airlines reported strong growth for its cargo unit during the first quarter of 2019, even as the overall U.S. domestic air cargo market simmered to a more tepid growth rate. Operating revenues for the carrier’s cargo and other segments rose 22%, year-over-year, to US$50 million for the three-month period ending on Mar. 31. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 25, 2019

Canada’s Winnipeg Airport to strengthen cargo ops with construction, redevelopment

During its annual meeting yesterday, Winnipeg Airport Authority (WAA) outlined upcoming cargo infrastructure expansion plans at Winnipeg Airport (YWG), which will include construction of a new C$27 million Ground Services Equipment Building (GSE) on the east side of the airport’s property, as well as the redevelopment of land on the west side of the airport’s property.  
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 25, 2019

Lynden Air Cargo adding more cities to scheduled freighter network

Even as U.S.-based combination carriers began reporting lackluster March cargo traffic, demand for air cargo transport outside the contiguous United States remains buoyant. Yesterday, Lynden Air Cargo announced that beginning 30 April, the carrier will add twice-weekly scheduled service to St. Mary’s and Emmonak from its hub in Anchorage. For more details, please see Charles […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 25, 2019

U.S. DOT contests Indian limits on FedEx ground handling, enacts reporting requirements on Air India

Last week, in reaction to India’s prohibition on U.S. carriers performing their own ground handling at Indian airports, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued two orders imposing reporting requirements on all Indian carriers operating their own aircraft at U.S. airports. The new orders could have immediate impacts on the handling operations of Air India and FedEx, and potentially other Indian and U.S. carriers in the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 25, 2019

Cargolux reports record high net profits in ’18, fleet to expand

In spite of what it called “slower economic growth in the second half of the year,” all-cargo carrier Cargolux reported US$211.2 million after-tax consolidated net profit in 2018, which was a new record for the Luxembourg-based carrier. The higher net profit represented a 73% increase from the previous year’s net income of $122.3 million, even […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 24, 2019

China Airlines looks to Taiwan hub, CEIV cert for growth

Taiwan-based China Airlines became the latest carrier to receive CEIV-Pharma certification from IATA earlier this week. With a massive freighter fleet of eighteen 747-400Fs, the carrier is looking to specialty cargo for future growth as it works to position its operations base at Taoyuan Airport (TPE) as a transshipment hub. Industrywide, pharma volumes have been […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 24, 2019

WebCargo, Air France-KLM bring dynamic pricing to air cargo

In a bid to speed up the process of booking freight and broaden the use of dynamic pricing in the industry, Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo has partnered with Freightos to use the WebCargo airfreight booking platform, which provides forwarders with live rates and capacity availability updates. After completing pilot projects with forwarder Panalpina last month, using […]
  • Randy Woods
  • April 23, 2019

ACE Belgium Freighters secures AOC, to begin operating from LGG base

Cargo startup ACE Belgium Freighters received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) on April 18 and will begin cargo operations from its base at Liège Airport (LGG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and soon, to New York City (JFK) and Atlanta (ATL).  Eshel Heffetz, ACE’s CEO, said the carrier is currently seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operations […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 22, 2019

New Turkish Airlines route underscores air cargo development in Morocco

Turkish Airlines is already seeking to capitalize on capacity available at its new hub in Istanbul (IST, former IATA code: ISL), with the addition of a route to Morocco’s Marrakech Manera Airport (RAK). Marrakech is the first destination the carrier has added from its hub and underscores already growing air cargo volumes and infrastructure at […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 19, 2019

Cargo Facts Asia gives exclusive look at SF Express SuperHub development plans

SHANGHAI – China’s fastest-growing express carrier, SF Express is developing its “SuperHub” in Ezhou city, as the base for its growing operations. The SuperHub will open by the end of 2021, SF Express VP George Li said during a presentation at Cargo Facts Asia, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, yesterday morning in Shanghai.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 18, 2019

IAG Cargo makes Critical service available 24/7 for Easter weekend

With an increase in demand expected for the upcoming Easter weekend, IAG Cargo said it is increasing its London hub’s time-critical service to now be available around the clock for urgent shipments. Daniel Johnson, head of product at IAG Cargo, said that, last year, the carrier saw a “10% increase in demand in the weeks […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 16, 2019

Atran’s launch of freighter service boosts Xi’an, Moscow development goals

Yesterday, Moscow-based Atran Airlines, under parent company Volga-Dnepr Group, launched the first flight of its new freighter service from Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) international airports. Flights will be operated by a 737-400F aircraft and carried once-weekly, starting this month, before increasing to twice–weekly next month. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 15, 2019
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