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 […]

The China-Russia connection: E-commerce demand supports a booming trade lane

Chinese express carriers have been making waves in the air cargo business for some time now, rapidly building up their freighter operations and innovating domestic express operations. Still, despite being the base for two of the world’s largest e-commerce companies – JD.com, which is often compared to Amazon for the high degree of control it […]

Caribbean Airlines beginning cargo ops in Curacao

Caribbean Airlines is expanding its cargo network on Friday, commencing operations to and from Curacao International Airport (CUR). Maduro Air Freight Services will be the General Sales and Supervision Agent (GSSA) for the cargo service into and ex-CUR. In a statement on the new service, Caribbean Airlines Cargo said it will use its twice-weekly scheduled […]

Virgin Atlantic begins flying to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now offering up to 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on daily flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Tel Aviv (TLV). The new service began on Wednesday, Virgin Atlantic said in a press release. As the carrier announced earlier this year, Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation will be responsible for […]

Ethiopian Cargo starts freighter service to Bangkok and Hanoi

Ethiopian Cargo announced today that it began once-weekly 777 freighter service to Hanoi (HAN) and Bangkok (BKK) from its Addis Ababa (ADD) base as of Aug. 16. The weekly flight departs ADD on Fridays, arriving in HAN that evening before continuing to BKK, where it arrives Saturday mornings. From Thailand, the freighter service returns to […]

LATAM Cargo increases US-Colombia, launches US-Peru freighter ops

LATAM Cargo is increasing freight operations from Colombia into the United States and launching freighter service from Peru to the U.S. in September. The carrier credits its growing freighter fleet for the expansion opportunities. LATAM Cargo added one 767-300BCF in July and expects another to begin operating in December, bringing LATAM Cargo’s fleet to 12 […]

Korean Air Cargo increases frequency on South American route 

Korean Air Cargo announced yesterday it is expanding its capacity to South America by increasing its freighter service to the continent to three times weekly beginning Aug. 23. The route, operated with a 777F aircraft, will depart from Incheon (ICN) and fly to Anchorage (ANC), Miami (MIA), Sao Paulo (GRU), Santiago (SCL), Lima (LIM) and Los Angeles (LAX) before returning to ICN. The entire route requires around 70 hours to fly and […]

Uni-Top to enter US ops with Wuhan-Chicago 747F service

Chinese carrier Uni-Top Airlines is seeking permission for three-times-weekly scheduled cargo operations between Wuhan (WUH) and Chicago (ORD) using 747-400Fs, according to a filing with the U.S. Department of Transportation. The scheduled freighter operations would begin in late 2019, according to the filing. The carrier estimates expected cargo transported during the first year of operations […]

HKG freighter flights mostly unaffected by ground stop

HONG KONG – Freighter flights have continued to depart and arrive at HKG as usual, despite a flight stoppage ordered by Hong Kong’s airport authority today. However, cargo was booked to fly on many of the canceled passenger flights, and so shipments moving in the belly hold will likely encounter delays in the days to […]

Swiss WorldCargo plans new routes for US and Japan

Today, Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Airlines, announced plans to launch nonstop services from Zurich (ZRH) to Osaka (ITM) and Washington D.C. (IAD) utilizing A340-300 and A330-300 aircraft, respectively. The flights are scheduled to begin March 2020.  Swiss WorldCargo will fly the route to ITM five times weekly. The IAD route will be operated daily during the carrier’s […]

India’s SpiceXpress launches domestic freighter routes

Yesterday marked the launch of new narrowbody domestic freighter service for SpiceXpress, the cargo division of Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet. According to an announcement from the company, the daily service will operate between Chennai Airport (MAA), Hyderabad (HYD), Delhi (DEL), Mumbai (BOM) and Bangalore (BLR). SpiceXpress operates two 737-700 converted freighters and has plans to […]

United Cargo expands TempControl network and services

Today, United Cargo announced that it would be expanding its TempControl services for shipping pharmaceutical, helathcare material and other temperature-sensitive cargo to Mexico City International Airport (MEX) through an interline agreement with AeroUnion.  Under the agreement, United Cargo will transport TempControl shipments to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which will then be transferred to AeroUnion’s daily widebody service to MEX. TempControl shipments going to MEX can depart from any certified handling location in the […]

Cargolux Italia adds connection between Milan and Incheon

Cargolux Italia, the Cargolux Airlines subsidiary, launched a new route between Malpensa International Airport (MXP) in Milan, Italy, and Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday.  The twice-weekly service will depart from MXP on Tuesdays and Sundays. Cargolux expects that the freighters operating the route will primarily transport fashion goods, luxury cars, pharmaceuticals, machineries and perishable goods.  CEO Fabrizio Cortese noted in […]
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