Hong Kong flight disruptions increase: Airport strike update

Disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong worsened on Monday after protesters coordinated strikes to bring the city to a standstill. After dozens of morning cancellations, airport authorities said they would reschedule flights starting from 12 p.m. local time and reduce the volume of arrivals and departures. Pilot and flight-crew unions for Hong […]

AirAsia consolidates Thailand cargo capacity through Teleport, Triple i Logistics JV 

Malaysia-based carrier AirAsia’s digital cargo and logistics platform company, Teleport, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Triple i Logistics, the company that manages air cargo services on behalf of Air Asia Thailand and AirAsia X Thailand, establishing a joint venture to integrate cargo capacity in Thailand.   Under the terms of the agreement, the JV between Teleport and Triple i Logistics will serve to integrate cargo capacity for AirAsia Thailand […]

RedCargo, Oman Air to share Southeast Asian, EMEA connections

Malaysia-based RedCargo Logistics, a wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Group Berhad ,this week signed an interline cargo agreement with Oman Air, giving both companies access to broader networks between Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). RedCargo was launched in March 2018 as the exclusive sales […]

AirAsia X, Unilode extend ULD partnership

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of Malaysia-based carrier Air Asia, and Switzerland-based Unilode Aviation Solutions, have extended their unit load device (ULD) management agreement to 2023, the companies announced today. This renewal marks the second extension of the partnership over the past ten years. With the extension of the agreement, which began in 2009, Unilode […]

AirAsia applies cloud-based IT system

AirAsia Cargo, the cargo division of low-cost carrier AirAsia, has replaced its old cargo management system with the cloud-based Unisys Logistic Management System (LMS). The contract will run for a minimum of three-and-a-half years,  and will provide the core cargo system capabilities for AirAsia and its affiliates on a per-air-waybill basis, which Unisys said will […]

Cathay Pacific Cargo has busy first year

In its first full year handling cargo, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) reported that Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal (CPCT) at Hong Kong International Airport handled 1.45 million tonnes of cargo. On Nov. 8, 2014, the terminal set its highest daily tonnage record of 5,476 tonnes of cargo processed. CPCT’s traffic was 54 percent transshipment. The […]

The week in brief

Emirates received its 50th A380. On the ferry flight for the A380, the Airbus Foundation and Action For Hunger sent 41 tonnes of cargo consisting of Plumpy Nut food bars to support several nutrition programs in the region, mainly in Yemen. The peanut-based food bars will be used to feed children five and under, suffering from […]
  • July 10, 2014

AirAsia X, Cathay Pacific order US$13 billion worth of airplanes

Two Asian airlines ordered a combined US$13 billion (9.5 billion euros) worth of airplanes from Airbus and Boeing. AirAsia X, the low-fare airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group, has placed the largest single airline firm order for 25 more A330-300s with Airbus. This is the world’s largest single order in a single purchase agreement, valued […]
  • December 23, 2013

Taking advantage: More low-cost carriers add cargo

Low-cost air carriers are increasingly turning to cargo to take advantage of available capacity and increase bottom lines. Many carriers report that business is thriving during a difficult time for the industry. Several carriers recently added cargo operations and are likely to be joined by others. “There’s no question about it,” says Barry Nassberg, group […]