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

Silk Way West to share capacity with JAL Cargo

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West and Japan Airlines subsidiary JAL Cargo have released news of a new cooperation to allow JAL Cargo’s use of Silk Way West’s airfreight capacity on flights between Azerbaijan and Japan. Silk Way West said it plans to bump the frequency of its Baku-Komatsu route it from three to four weekly operations, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

Delta, WestJet enter JV agreement

Delta Airlines and Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet have signed an agreement “to create a comprehensive transborder joint venture arrangement” to expand their existing codeshare partnership, a memorandum of understanding signed back in December 2017. A statement from the companies says the agreement will “provide substantial reach into Canada and the U.S.” The cross-border services will […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 20, 2018

Southwest Airlines launches international cargo services with HOU-MEX route

U.S.-based low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines has launched its Houston-Mexico City route – marking the debut of the carrier’s international shipping program – with the intention to add Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas to its network later this summer. The airline is starting with four roundtrips per day between Mexico City International Airport (MEX) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 19, 2018

Southern Air pilots reach tentative agreement with Atlas Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), has reached an agreement between the union representing pilots who fly for subsidiary carrier, Southern Air, over “interim enhancements” to the pilots’ collective bargaining agreement. According to AAWW, the interim agreement would “increase pay rates for Southern Air pilots to the same wage scales as provided to pilots of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 18, 2018

75th Anniversary Snapshot: Thinking inside the ‘Bunyan Box’

  Now that it’s July, when Americans are celebrating their independence, it seems fitting to spotlight a 60-year-old American innovation that changed the way the industry protected its precious cargo. Searching for a way to ensure that perishable airfreight could be quickly loaded and unloaded from cargo holds, while still protecting it from spoilage and […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 9, 2018
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