Bombardier makes good on its commitment to deliver SAF loaded aircraft

Bombardier has delivered its first aircraft filled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management and aircraft sales and acquisitions company. Latitude 33 typically manages 30-35 aircraft, the majority of which are available for private charter.    “Their trust as the first customer to fly away from […]

Delta to launch BOM-JFK 777 service beginning Dec. 22

Delta Air Lines is set to relaunch direct service between the United States and India with a Mumbai (BOM) to New York (JFK) route beginning Sunday, Dec. 22, using a 777-200LR. The new daily service is expected to benefit Delta’s cargo business thanks to significant interest for imports into and exports from India. Key exports […]

Amazon adds third carrier in Sun Country Air, fleet could near 100 by 2021

Minneapolis-based low-cost carrier Sun Country Air has agreed to operate ten 737-800BCFs on a CMI-basis for Amazon for a period of six years. The carrier will become Amazon’s third ACMI operator in the United States after Air Transport Services Group and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings. Amazon will lease all ten 737-800BCFs from GECAS, and transfer […]

Cathay Pacific’s Sze and Ruggiero talk perishables and plans for 2020 [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES – At this year’s Cool Chain Association Americas conference, Cathay Pacific Cargo’s Cargo Products Manager Gary Sze and VP for Cargo Americas Fred Ruggiero told Air Cargo World about evolving global perishables markets and Cathay’s plans to tap into these markets in the coming year. The pair discusses continued growth for perishable shipments […]

Alaska Air Cargo grounds 737-700F fleet, tightening intra-Alaska capacity

On the heels of Australian carrier Qantas Airways grounding its fleet of 737-300 freighters, as reported Wednesday by our sister publication Cargo Facts, Seattle-based Alaska Air Cargo has grounded its own fleet of three 737-700 freighters for the same issue—an “apparent irregularity” in the rigid barrier system of some Israel Aerospace Industries converted freighters. Alaska […]

KLM is the latest airline to receive sustainable aviation fuel from Neste

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels from wastes and residues, has partnered with Dutch airline KLM to provide the carrier with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). This marks the first time this eco-conscious fuel will be supplied at AMS using the existing infrastructure. Additionally, Neste has […]

Airline weather shocks come faster than ever as climate changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an 11-year high for this year’s summer storm season, according to government data for the 30 […]

Emirates’ new daily service targets Mexican perishable exports

Emirates launched a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City (MEX) via Barcelona (BCN), yesterday. Although MEX is not a new destination for Emirates SkyCargo, the new passenger flight to the city will also serve to increase available capacity for cross-border perishable exports out of Mexico City. The Emirates flight is scheduled to […]

UPS expands international time-definite and urgent shipment delivery footprint

UPS has expanded the delivery footprint of its UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Express Plus and UPS Worldwide Express Freight time-definite and urgent shipment services across 40 countries. The move is intended to support guaranteed time and day-definite delivery for customers’ cross-border shipments to international markets. For its UPS Worldwide Express and UPS Express Plus, UPS has added over 3,200 postal codes across […]

SF Airlines secures DOT approval for US-China operations

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved an exemption request from Shenzhen-based SF Airlines to operate cargo service between the U.S. and China. SF initially requested the exemption on May 13, as reported by our sister publication, Cargo Facts. The carrier was seeking to operate a thrice-weekly scheduled service between Hangzhou (HGH) and New […]

Leading European carriers call on EU policymakers for regulatory support

Brussels-based association Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called on European Union policymakers for regulatory support of its members – including Air France-KLM, Cargolux, Finnair, International Airlines Group (IAG) and Lufthansa Group – with the release of its “A4E Air Cargo Policy Manifesto.” The manifesto outlines how EU policymakers can streamline regulations and implement them at […]

Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun location

Swiss WorldCargo, the freight division of Swiss International Airlines, opened its Cancun (CUN) station for export orders on Tuesday. With the new location, Swiss WorldCargo is now offering capacity for freight on all inbound and outbound flights between Cancun (CUN) and Zurich (ZRH). Swiss WorldCargo’s schedule hosts a thrice-weekly CUN-ZRH service flown by the carrier’s […]

Air France-KLM no longer set to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic

While the trans-Atlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic is set to move forward following its Nov. 21 regulatory approval, Air France-KLM announced on Wednesday that it no longer seeks to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic as part of the deal. The Air France-KLM statement clarified that the acquisition […]

IAG Cargo’s accelerator finalist to test machine learning for ULD management

IAG Cargo, the cargo arm of International Airlines Group, this week concludes its 2019 accelerator program, Hangar 51. For the past 10-weeks, IAG Cargo has been working with its chosen finalist, Spain-based startup Allread MLT to explore the use of machine learning to improve ULD container management. With the goal of optimizing stock-taking process for […]
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