Silk Way adds twice-weekly route to Tianjin, China

Today, Silk Way West Airlines announced it would launch a twice-weekly freighter service from its global hub in Baku, Azerbijan (GYD) to Tianjin, China (TSN)– an industrial hub in northeastern China near Beijing. The route will run on Friday and Sunday, the carrier said, although the launch date has not yet been released. Silk Way […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 16, 2018

DHL flies medicine via fixed-wing drone to Lake Victoria island [VIDEO]

DHL has completed testing of “Deliver Future,” its pilot project to transport medicine using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to Ukerewe Island in East Africa’s Lake Victoria. Over a six-month period, the fixed-wing “DHL Parcelcopter 4.0” (pictured), which utilizes German drone manufacturer Wingcopter’s tilt-rotor technology, successfully flew a 37-mile route to an Ukerewe Island in […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 4, 2018

Into & Out of Africa: Links to China are rewriting the rules of African airfreight

Mere hours after being offloaded from an inbound flight originating at Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport (CAN), a case of cell phones has already been processed through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport’s (NBO) new express center. They now sit at the edge of an off-airport warehouse, waiting for pickup to continue their journey over land. In the […]
  • Molly Thompson
  • October 3, 2018

Shifting Trade Winds: How trends, tariffs and tech create new cargo routes

As the peak season kicks into high gear, the freighters line up on the apron to be loaded with the newest basketball shoes, electronics and toys for the fourth quarter holiday rush. Nearby, companies such as Intel, Foxconn, LG, Samsung, Nike, Adidas and Puma have been pumping out products at full capacity for months. Now, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 1, 2018

NCA to resume NRT-ORD route after grounding

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) is slowly taking steps to recover its freighter operations by resuming its Narita-to-Chicago service Sept. 28, just in time for peak season for trans-Pacific traffic. The Japan-based was dealt a tough blow earlier this year when the unexpected grounding of its fleet of eleven 747-Fs for reported safety violations. The first […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 25, 2018

Brussels Airlines to increase West African frequencies in 2019

Brussels Airlines is adjusting its route network, reallocating capacity from its Mumbai route – which will be canceled on Jan. 6, 2019 – to increase capacity to West African destinations. The carrier said it will launch an additional three flights per week to Banjul, Gambia, on Jan. 7 and will operate three out of the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 20, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Mexico City to network

Turkish Cargo is adding Mexico City (MEX) to its freighter flight network – its eighth Latin American destination, and 19th destination in the Americas. Beginning Oct. 3, the carrier will operate twice-weekly 777F flights to Mexico City International Airport (MEX). The first flight connects the carrier’s Istanbul (IST) hub to MEX via Madrid (MAD),  and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 17, 2018

Japan Airlines, Garuda Indonesia enter codeshare agreement

Japan Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a new codeshare agreement, beginning on Oct. 28. The airlines will share capacity on routes in their respective domestic networks, on select routes between Japan and Indonesia and on certain trans-Pacific routes operated by Japan Airlines. President and CEO of Garuda Indonesia, Pahala Mansury, called Japan one of […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 7, 2018

Turkish Cargo adds Kigali, Muscat to network

Turkish Cargo has added Kigali, Rwanda (KGL), and Muscat, Oman (MCT), to its network, strengthening its presence in East Africa and the Middle East. The carrier cited Kigali as “a serious export destination, especially for goods being shipped from Johannesburg.” The destination will be incorporated into the carrier’s existing Entebbe, Uganda (EBB), route, which now […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 6, 2018

LOT Airlines adds MIA to network

LOT Polish Airlines said it will begin a four-times-weekly Miami (MIA)-to-Warsaw (WAW) passenger service in June of 2019. The service – MIA’s first-ever direct flight to Poland – will operate on a 787-8, which has a maximum belly capacity of about 23 tonnes of cargo. The Warsaw hub hosts carriers’ connections between Western Europe and […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 5, 2018

Ethiopian launches first African freighter service to Miami

Yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines launched the first of two weekly freighter flights between Addis Ababa and Miami creating the first-ever cargo-only route between the African continent and Miami International Airport (MIA). The scheduled flights will operate on a route that includes intermediate stops in Spain, Colombia and Belgium, and all flights will employ 777-200LRF freighter aircraft. […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2018

Volga-Dnepr, Henan Province partner on ‘trans-Siberian air bridge’

Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Group signed an agreement with Henan Airport Group and Zhongyuan Asset Management to form a “trans-Siberian air bridge” as part of China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative launched in 2013. “The potential advantages of Zhengzhou were obvious to us right from the beginning, notably its advantageous geographical location and the existence of the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 9, 2018

IAG Cargo to launch ‘only direct flight’ from LHR-PIT

U.K.-based IAG Cargo, the airfreight arm of the IAG Group, released news of its plans to launch “the only direct flight” from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Pittsburgh Airport (PIT) in the United States – service that will commence on April 2 of next year, to operate four times per week, year-round. The export-oriented U.S. hub […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 30, 2018

ABC adds Ho Chi Minh City to international network

AirBridgeCargo (ABC), a subsidiary of Russian airline conglomerate Volga-Dnepr Group, has launched a new 747-freighter service to Ho Chi Minh City. The move connects Vietnam to ABC’s international network – guaranteeing “48-hour delivery times, including ground handling,” to anywhere ABC flies out of its Moscow hub. In June, Air Cargo World spoke with ABC operations […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 23, 2018
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