Despite trouble at pax airline, Hong Kong Air Cargo carrying on business as usual

While HNA Group affiliate Hong Kong Airlines is running into serious financial difficulties and is teetering on the verge of collapse, its dedicated airfreight subsidiary, Hong Kong Air Cargo, appears to be conducting business as usual. Hong Kong Air Cargo’s five A330-200Fs are currently all flying, operating services between Hong Kong (HKG) and destinations such […]

Avianca launches Dallas-Bogota freighter route

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) will gain its first scheduled South American freighter route beginning Oct. 2, with the launch of a Bogota (BOG)-DFW route operated by Avianca Cargo using an A330-200 freighter. The service will operate twice weekly. The route will primarily handle perishable cargo including “salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers […]

MASkargo relaunches Guangzhou flight to handle cross-border e-commerce

In order to take advantage of booming cross-border e-commerce, MASkargo will relaunch a nonstop freighter flight between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou from June 4 until December 2019. The flight will be operated by an A330-200F twice a week, with a capacity of approximately 60 tonnes per flight. Mark Jason Thomas, chief commercial officer of MASkargo, […]

Etihad Cargo adds Singapore to 777F network

Beginning today, Etihad Cargo (EY) will connect its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub with a weekly 777F flight to Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN). Flights will depart Abu Dhabi every Thursday and will stop in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) on the return. The new service is the latest in a recent string of network tweaks that […]

Thar she blows! Airbus unveils first BelugaXL

If the nickname “Beluga” was not enough to conjure images of whales in the sky, employees at Airbus have made the connection even more obvious with the latest livery on its new A330-200F BelugaXL aircraft. The cetacean grin was favored by 40 percent of the Airbus employees in a company-wide contest to create a new […]

TACA Peru launches MIA freighter flights

Freighter traffic is picking up at Miami International Airport (MIA), where Avianca Holdings subsidiary Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) will operate four A330-2F flights per week between MIA and five South American cities, the airport announced. TACA’s South American widebody freighter service from MIA will transport airfreight to Lima, Santiago, Bogota, Medellin and Buenos Aires, […]

Qatar adds main-deck capacity with A330F, 747F

Doha-based Qatar Airways Cargo showcased two new acquisitions recently, revealing the carrier’s seventh A330-200F and its very first 747-400F nose-loader at its Hamad International Airport (DOH) hub. These latest deliveries bring Qatar’s freighter fleet to 16 aircraft, which also includes eight 777Fs. But this is just the beginning. Qatar intends to expand its fleet to […]

News Briefs: Ethiopian in Brussels, PACTL cargo booms, UPS grows

Ethiopian Cargo is adding four weekly frequencies between its capital city, Addis Ababa, and Brussels Airport. The airline originally served Belgium from Ostend Airport, relocating to Brussels in 2004. In 2008 Ethiopian moved to Liege Airport, and currently serves Liege nine times per week. By adding Addis-Brussels-Addis, Ethiopian will strengthen the position of Brussels Airport […]