ASL Airlines Belgium, Jettainer ink ULD handling agreement 

ASL Aviation Holdings Group subsidiary ASL Airlines Belgium and Jettainer inked a new unit load device (ULD) deal, the companies announced today. Under the agreement, Jettainer will manage global control and maintenance of the carrier’s ULD fleet over a period of five years, effective immediately.  This will entail the ground handler management of ASL Airlines Belgium’s fleet of approximately 1,500 ULDs utilized across […]

Turkish Cargo launching 777F service to Kuala Lumpur

Turkish Cargo is adding Kuala Lumpur to its freighter network from Istanbul beginning in late October, according to a schedule posted on the carrier’s website and a notice from GSA Global Airline Services. The twice-weekly service utilizing one of Turkish Cargo’s 777 freighters will depart from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL) on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning […]

Downward trends for Delta, LATAM traffic continue into September 

In the Americas, both Chile-based LATAM Cargo and Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines reported year-over-year declines for the month of September.   Declines in these carriers’ traffic for the month suggest a continued impact of weak trade stemming from global political economic conditions on these carriers’ cargo business. LATAM’s overall y-o-y cargo volumes continue the downward trend for the […]

CAL Cargo beginning 747F flights to Los Angeles

In the latest expansion to its scheduled freighter network into the United States, Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines is adding twice-weekly freighter service to Los Angeles Airport (LAX). The scheduled service will begin operating on Oct. 2, arriving in LAX from the carrier’s hub at Liege Airport (LGG) on Wednesdays and Saturdays and departing LAX to […]

European carrier traffic for September reflects deteriorated global trade 

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for September against a backdrop of intensified downward pressure on global trade, as highlighted by IATA and WorldACD reports earlier this month. 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.  For the first nine months […]

Emirates SkyCargo launches dedicated US-UAE e-commerce delivery service

Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new e-commerce delivery platform, “Emirates Delivers.” According to the carrier, Emirates is the first carrier worldwide to launch a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform for customers, with which the carrier intends to streamline and reduce costs for customers’ e-commerce shipments travelling from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.   The platform is also meant to strengthen Dubai’s pursuit […]

El Al signs on to cargo.one

Israel’s flag carrier, El Al Israel Airline, has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one following a 12-week integration period, cargo.one announced on Oct. 10. The first cargo booking with El Al via cargo.one was made by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics on a route from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Miami International Airport (MIA). According to the statement, […]

IAG backs plan for net zero emissions by 2050

As logistics operators seek to reduce their environmental impact, more forwarders, express operators and now airlines are seeking to reach net-zero emissions over the next several decades. On Thursday, International Airlines Group (IAG) – parent group of carriers British Airways, Aer Lingus, Iberia, LEVEL and Vueling – announced it would be the first airline group […]

Network Airline Management extends ops at Liege Airport 

Network Airline Management (NAM) and Liège Airport (LGG) have inked a deal extending NAM’s freighter operations at the airport for three more years. According to a joint statement from the airport and NAM, cargo levels across all sectors at LGG have “strongly increased” since NAM moved their operations to the airport in 2014.  During its time at LGG, […]

IAG Cargo partners with Cargo Signal for cargo tracking

IAG Cargo is offering a new cargo tracking service through a partnership with Cargo Signal, the sensor-based logistics service provider subsidiary of Seattle-based forwarder Expeditors. IAG Cargo’s cargo tracking service offers three levels – Visibility, Quality, and Service & Quality – all of which include sensor-based tracking and shipment visibility using web and mobile applications. […]

AirBridgeCargo recertified for CEIV Pharma

Volga-Dnepr Group subsidiary carrier AirBridgeCargo Airlines was recertified under the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). The two-day audit took place at ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) and covered all internal processes of ABC’s pharma handling. AirBridgeCargo was the first Russian airline certified […]

AN-12 freighter crash kills five in fueling mishap

At least five people were killed early on Friday when an AN-12 freighter operated by Ukraine Air Alliance ran out of fuel and crashed in Ukraine after an unsuccessful attempt at an emergency landing. The plane was en route from Spain’s Vigo Airport (VGO) to Istanbul (IST) and was expected to make a transit stop […]

France lashes out at Dutch in feud over Air France-KLM holdings

(Bloomberg) — The Netherlands has created an imbalance in the governance of Air France-KLM, a French government representative said, signaling a power struggle between the carrier’s two biggest shareholders remains unresolved. The Dutch government needs to treat the airline like a normal listed company and choose between holding a stake in the group or in the […]
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