Heathrow reports all-time high for August cargo volumes

Trade with Latin America and North America helped push cargo volumes at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to a record high for August, the airport reported. Heathrow saw a 13 percent, year-over-year, increase in cargo volumes for August, reaching 139,023 tonnes. Cargo volumes at LHR have been higher, y-o-y, every month so far in 2017. According […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 11, 2017

Air Canada Cargo to strengthen widebody flights to France by June

On June 9, Air Canada Cargo will launch service to and from Marseille, the carrier’s fourth city in France. This route will be operated with a 767-300ER aircraft. Air Canada is also starting Paris-Montreal twice-daily flights that some month, and will increase frequency on its Lyon service in July. By June, Air Canada Cargo anticipates […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 17, 2017

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top carriers

On the carrier side, one of the most impressive improvements was seen at UPS Airlines, rising from 97 overall points and just missing a certificate last year to 113 points and a Diamond Award for carriers handling more than a million tonnes of cargo annually. Jim Mayer, public relations manager for the giant integrator, said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2017

Cargo Chat: Has RFID’s time finally arrived at cargo facilities?

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is hardly a cutting-edge technology. The system of scanning and identifying objects through the use of radio waves has roots that reach back to World War II. Since then, it’s been used in countless tracking systems to monitor the movement of trucks and goods. In the air cargo world, adoption of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 8, 2016

Cargojet back in the black for Q1

Canada-based CargoJet reported a net profit of US$34 million during Q1 of 2016, representing its first quarterly profit after more than two years of losses. During fiscal year 2015, the company reported a net loss of $14 million from start-up costs associated with its $1 billion overnight contract with Canada Post. In Q1 2016, investments […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 16, 2016

Air Canada, Cargojet to begin freighter service to Latin America, Europe

Canada-based Cargojet is close to finalizing a deal with Air Canada Cargo, which would, in essence, construct a cargo bridge between South America and Europe via Canada. The deal, still subject to route approval, would represent Canada’s first dedicated freighter flights to Latin America.  Once the deal is set, Cargojet would ACMI-lease and operate 767-300Fs aircraft […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 14, 2016

CAL Cargo begins operations in Halifax

Who wants fresh lobster? Nova Scotia is known for its bounty of the savory crustaceans, and there will be plenty of it shipped overseas throughout the holiday season. Now Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines will carry some of the bounty when it begins operations at Halifax Stanfield International Airport this month. “Not only does this new […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 16, 2015

Lufthansa and Singapore form joint venture

Deutsche Lufthansa, which could report its first full-year operating loss in six years, has agreed to share revenue with Singapore Airlines on routes from Singapore to Germany and Switzerland, in order for Lufthansa to compete with carriers from the Persian Gulf and expand its presence in Asia according to Bloomberg. Specifically the joint venture will […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 17, 2015

Cecil killing prompts trophy cargo policy review

Call it the “Cecil Effect.” In the aftermath of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, airlines that carry “trophy kills” as cargo have come under pressure by organizations such as the Humane Society International. Now, Delta Air Lines, which had been a holdout, has agreed not to carry […]
  • Staff Reports
  • August 5, 2015

Changes for some, big growth for others in North America

Will the road less traveled, as mentioned in the Robert Frost poem, make all the difference for Delta Air Lines’ cargo operation? That remains to be seen, but the two men charged with moving cargo forward at the Atlanta-based airline believe so. With the retirement of Tony Charaf, Delta’s cargo chief, on Aug. 1, the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 29, 2014

Tokyo Haneda’s slow ascent

Air Canada’s first B787 Dreamliner has been assigned to a brand new route for the Canadian carrier. After some initial trips to familiarize crews with the new plane, the aircraft is going to enter scheduled service in mid-July on the Toronto-Tokyo Haneda sector. Vito Cerone, director of marketing and sales for the Americas at Air […]
  • June 24, 2014

Halfway done, how does 2014 look for air cargo?

Looking back at the first half of 2014, a common complaint exists among many airlines, ground handlers and forwarders around the world: dismal load factors and yield. “That’s what keeps me up at night anyways,” Vito Losurdo, UPS vice president of global airfreight, says. The load factor on most flights is still running about 50 […]
  • June 24, 2014

Air Canada CEO becomes IATA chair

Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada, has assumed his duties as chairman of the International Air Transport Association board of governors for a one-year term, effective immediately. Rovinescu succeeds Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the association’s 70th Annual General Meeting and World […]
  • June 3, 2014
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