MNG Airlines expands freighter services between CGN, JFK

Today, Turkey-based MNG Airlines began the operation of its twice-weekly freighter service linking Cologne Bonn Airport (CGN) in Germany and John F. Kennedy International (JFK) in New York. The new flight is an expansion of the carrier’s routes flown from CGN, which currently include flights to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST) on behalf of Air France, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • December 7, 2018

Air France says expect delays in light of today’s strikes

Today, Air France expects delays in its flight schedules due to continued strikes from ten of its pilot, cabin crew and staff unions. The carrier indicated on the company website: “It remains too early to ascertain the potential outcome of the effects this strike might have on our flight schedule,” so the potential for supply […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 30, 2018

The Freight 50: Breakdown of carriers within aviation groups

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  • Randy Woods
  • August 26, 2016

Missile mishap: Innocent mistake or intentional act?

At a time when the United States and Cuba are attempting to normalize relations and re-establish trade, the fact that an inert U.S. Hellfire missile ended up in Cuba in 2014 is raising concerns across the logistics world. The missile was originally sent to Spain to be used in a military exercise, according to The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 12, 2016

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

AirBridgeCargo eyes Martinair?

According to Dutch media reports, AirBridgeCargo might still be interested in taking over beleaguered freight carrier Martinair. The story broke this week in the publication Nieuwsblad Transport saying that the Russian cargo carrier was still interested in taking over Martinair and its all-freighter fleet, continuing to use it an independent carrier at its Amsterdam hub. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 21, 2015

Boeing issues lithium-ion battery warning

As the debate continues regarding the safety of carrying large shipments of lithium-ion batteries, Boeing issued a warning last week to its customers that flying bulk shipments of the batteries can cause fires capable of destroying large aircraft. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that, from tests the agency has conducted, “the transport of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 20, 2015

Air France incidents add to carrier’s worries

For the second time in a month, Air France has had a near-miss. On May 22, a 777F taking off from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, was forced to recover midway through its roll due to an underestimation of the weight of the aircraft. The freighter was accelerating too slowly, raising concern that the freighter […]
  • Staff Reports
  • May 29, 2015

Paperless airplanes: Integrating e-freight

Excitement is mounting. Well, as far as excitement is possible in the often stagnant field of e-freight, anyway. The global usage of electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) stood, at the end of February, at 26.9 percent, up 2 percent from January. And IATA is confident that the industry can reach its 2015 target of 45 percent by […]
  • jcherlin
  • May 8, 2015

How Europe’s top three carriers plan to win back market share

On a recent late-winter evening, a group of reporters and editors stood at a weather station directly beneath the approach to Frankfurt Airport’s southern runway. Over a 45-minute period, freighters from LAN Cargo and Korean Air Lines touched down at FRA, together with passenger aircraft from Oman Air, El Al, Turkish Airlines, Thai Airways, Air […]
  • Martin Roebuck
  • May 8, 2015

Air France concedes to pilots’ demands

After enduring 11 days of a crippling strike that grounded more than half of its fleet and cost €20 million per day, Air France agreed late Wednesday to abandon its plan to create a low-cost subsidiary airline, Transavia Europe. Instead, the carrier said it will limit its budget-airline investments to Transavia expansion within France.  The […]
  • September 26, 2014

The week in brief

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany continued to grow slightly. Between January and June, 442,109 tonnes were handled, a growth rate of 0.9 percent year over year. The number of aircraft movements rose by 5.5 percent to 30,552 during the first half of the year. LAN Airlines and its affiliates announced that beginning in […]
  • July 17, 2014

Europe hits doldrums

European airlines saw air cargo demand fall by 0.7 percent in April compared with 2013, according to the International Air Transport Association, partly a result of GDP growth of 0.2 percent in the Eurozone in the first quarter. Analyst WorldACD shows that Europe recorded the lowest growth among the world’s major regions in terms of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 24, 2014

Romance buoys air cargo industry

It turns out that romance benefits the airfreight industry. AirBridgeCargo Airlines saw a large rise in flower imports ahead of Valentine’s Day. In the lead up to Feb. 14, ABC transported 1,400 tonnes of flowers from Amsterdam to Moscow, an 18 percent increase over the same period in 2013. “The demand for flowers in Russia […]
  • February 14, 2014
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