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 […]

UPS Airlines launches flights to Delhi with freighters, including 747F

UPS Airlines has commenced flight operations at Delhi Airport (DEL) to cater to growing express opportunities in Northern India, UPS told Air Cargo World.  The airport celebrated the first UPS-operated 747 flight to the airport earlier this week, in a Tweet.   Our distinction as the biggest Cargo Hub of the region just got stronger! @UPS global freight leader, have commenced their operations from […]

China Airlines to launch 747F service with BOM connection

China Airlines Cargo is launching a new twice-weekly service using one of its 747-400 freighters, connecting Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), Mumbai Airport (BOM) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the carrier announced on Friday. The twice-weekly service is scheduled to launch on Nov. 16 and depart AMS on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The carrier already offers […]

Silk Way West launches new 747F service from Oslo

On Friday, Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines will begin operating its new 747-400 freighter service from Oslo Airport (OSL) in support of salmon exports, state-owned airport operator Avinor announced. The weekly service will depart OSL on Fridays with connections “throughout the whole Far East via Baku,” Silk Way West’s hub airport, a statement from the […]

Cathay Pacific develops solution for lithium-ion batteries on freighters

Standalone lithium-ion batteries can once again be carried by Cathay Pacific Cargo on its freighter aircraft, after the carrier developed and introduced a fire-containment bag. Shipments of standalone lithium-ion batteries are a significant driver of freighter traffic, especially given the growth of e-commerce and personal electronic devices. Under a provision adopted by the ICAO Council in February 2016, lithium-ion […]

Flexport files complaint against Western Global, switches to Atlas Air for 747F ops

Air and ocean forwarder Flexport filed a complaint against Western Global Airlines (WGA) in a U.S. District Court in New York, alleging that “service failures” led to the carrier’s inability to meet the contractual obligations of a three-year operational leasing agreement the two parties signed last year. Under the deal, Western Global was to operate a 747-400BCF on behalf of Flexport through March 31, […]

ACE Belgium Freighters secures AOC, to begin operating from LGG base

Cargo startup ACE Belgium Freighters received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) on April 18 and will begin cargo operations from its base at Liège Airport (LGG) to Tel Aviv (TLV) and soon, to New York City (JFK) and Atlanta (ATL).  Eshel Heffetz, ACE’s CEO, said the carrier is currently seeking approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for operations […]

Cargolux 747F makes emergency landing after cockpit fire

A Cargolux 747-8F was en route from Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Airport (KUL) to Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) in China yesterday, when the plane was forced to return to KUL after the crew reported fire and smoke in the cockpit. According to a statement from Cargolux, the aircraft landed safely and the crew was able to leave […]

AAPA reports stable May growth, warns of protectionist policies’ effect on demand

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) today reported a 4.9 percent year-over-year increase in its member carriers’ cargo traffic to 6.13 billion FTKs. The AAPA said the growth was driven by generally solid economic growth across the Asia-Pacific region, combined with stronger demand for manufactured goods. The May growth is slightly lower than the […]

Belly shift: EVA retires last combi

January 5 was a small watershed for EVA Air. The 747-400 used for flight BR868, which landed in Taipei that day, subsequently exited the carrier’s fleet, marking the demise of combi aircraft from the lineup. Its retirement leaves Asiana the lone operator of 747 combis in Asia. Stan Wraight, executive director of Strategic Aviation Solutions […]