Emirates reports ‘good demand’ for ex-China cargo

Emirates SkyCargo said it is seeing “good demand” for import and export cargo to and from China following the extended Lunar New Year holidays. The airline utilizes a 777 freighter to Guangzhou (CAN) and Shanghai (PVG), as well as daily passenger flights between Beijing and Dubai. While airfreight demand is typically slow during the Lunar […]

LATAM Cargo strengthens inter-Americas trade with two new routes

LATAM Cargo today announced it will begin service on two new cargo routes between Miami (MIA), Panama (PTY) and Bogota (BOG); and between MIA and Cali (CLO), that are intended to increase capacity from North America to Central and South America. Both routes began operations Feb. 11, and will be served on a permanent basis, […]

Virgin Atlantic Cargo expands services to South Africa, Cuba

Virgin Atlantic Cargo will expand its winter program services to South Africa and Cuba from Heathrow (LHR) this year with the launch of a new daily Cape Town (CPT) service on Oct. 25, as well as an additional weekly service to Havana (HAV). Cape Town will be a new destination for Virgin Atlantic, which will […]

Delta, Air France-KLM, Virgin Atlantic launch trans-Atlantic JV

Major American and European combination carriers Delta Air Lines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic have launched their expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture for air cargo, a partnership that accounts for 23% of total trans-Atlantic cargo capacity and more than 600,000 tonnes per year. The JV received regulatory approval Nov. 21, at which time Air France-KLM had […]

Qatar Airways expands freighter network to Osaka

Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a new service to Osaka (KIX), expanding the carrier’s network to 11 destinations across the Asia Pacific. Qatar will operate the service twice weekly using a 777F, which will depart Doha (DOH) on Tuesdays and Fridays each week, arriving at KIX the following day and then returning to […]

Atlas Air to operate 747F for El Al between Liege and Tel Aviv

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ Atlas Air subsidiary will operate a 747-400 freighter for El Al Israel Airlines under a new leasing agreement beginning this month. The freighter will add capacity on “significant routes” for El Al, and particularly on the route between Belgium’s Liege Airport (LGG) and Tel Aviv (TLV), according to a statement from […]

SF Express seeks to expand Indian market base with new service

SF Airlines, SF Express’ carrier arm, has launched a second direct cargo flight to India, this time connecting Shenzhen (SZX) to New Delhi (DEL), effective as of Dec. 31, 2019. The new service operates twice weekly onboard the company’s 747-400 freighter aircraft with capacity for around 400 tonnes of cargo weekly. The new SZX-DEL route […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

China Eastern to launch scheduled flights to Santiago

Beginning later this year, Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines will begin serving Santiago, Chile (SCL), with regular scheduled flights. The new flights will normalize the carrier’s seasonal perishable charters. Since 2013, China Eastern Logistics, the forwarder parent of China Cargo Airlines, has been directly organizing perishables exports from South America with airfreight transportation provided by its […]

Etihad, cargo.one deal expands cargo ops digitalization and forwarders’ network reach

Abu Dhabi-based carrier Etihad signed an agreement with digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one at an air cargo conference today, confirming Etihad as the latest carrier to join the multi-airline e-booking platform. For Etihad, the move advances its efforts in digitalizing its operations and for cargo.one grows the network of carriers and destinations available to its […]

Cargolux launches second weekly Luxembourg-Jakarta service

Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines launched a second weekly 747 freighter service between Luxembourg (LUX) and Jakarta (CGK), beginning Thursday. The new service departs LUX on Thursdays and arrives in Jakarta on Fridays. The second weekly flight adds to the carrier’s original LUX-CGK service, launched in June of this year, which departs LUX on Sundays and arrives […]
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