Air France-KLM introduces ‘What Counts’ service bundle

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is introducing a new bundle of services – including cargo booking capabilities – for small and medium-sized enterprises, under the name “What Counts.” The services include a loyalty program based on Air France-KLM’s BlueBiz program for passengers, through which cargo customers can earn credits to spend on airline tickets. What Counts can […]

Air France-KLM adds four cargo stops to winter schedule

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo is adding four new cargo destinations from its hubs Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS) to its winter route. The new season begins on Oct. 29 and runs through March 25, 2018. The carrier will offer two weekly 777-200 flights from CDG to Malé (MLE) in the Maldives. […]

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 […]

Special shippers: Pharma investment paces Benelux

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the third largest cargo hub in Europe, saw a 1-percent increase in throughput in the first six months of this year. But growth feels “sluggish,” according to Enno Osinga, senior vice president cargo. “Nobody’s talking about the market picking up; it’s just changes in composition,” he says. “Inbound volumes from Asia grew […]
  • August 28, 2013

Challenging times for European carriers

Emirates’ introduction of a daily passenger B777 from Dubai to Lisbon singlehandedly more than doubled airfreight capacity from Portugal, one of the Eurozone’s weakest economies, to the Near East and Asia. Nothing could better illustrate the problems afflicting the European airfreight market and its native carriers. Demand is weak, and competition intensifying. The growth in […]
  • June 3, 2013