Anti-drone powers are urgently needed at airports, task force says

(Bloomberg) — A task force looking into ways to prevent small drones from disrupting commercial airports is urging federal officials to issue promised regulations, saying that there isn’t proper funding and legal authority to tackle the problem. “We have to really push this and get it done quickly,” said Kevin Burke, president of the Airports Council […]

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Faster, Higher, Stronger

In 1894, a French aristocrat and historian named Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the International Olympic Committee, was seeking a motto for the creation of the modern Olympic Games, which would recreate the ancient Greek athletic contests and expand them to the rest of the world. With help from his friend, Henri Didion, a Dominican […]

ACI’s finalized list of world’s top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017

Yesterday, the Airport Council International (ACI) released its finalized list of the world’s top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017 (see ACI’s preliminary report, released in April). Total cargo volumes handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) increased by 7.8 percent from the previous year, to 50.6 million tonnes. Even though the each of the […]

TIACA’s Scholte touts ‘new vision,’ Asia expansion

Saying he wants to create a “stronger, more focused and a more agile” association, Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said the organization will redouble its efforts to promote disruptive innovation, including blockchain, “big data” analysis. ”We are having to rethink the way we conduct ourselves and our businesses in order […]

Hong Kong heads ACI’s list of top 20 airports

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2017 was up 7.9 percent over 2016 to about 118 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 9.9 percent to about 73 million tonnes, accounting for 62 percent of the total volume. To […]

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Total, domestic and international charts

The information in the charts below are based on 2016 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports located in over 160 countries. The results are ranked by Airports Council International (ACI) and divided into three main categories: Total cargo handled (including airfreight and mail), domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handles. For more […]

Airports around the world register strong first-quarter volumes

More evidence is in that air freight demand has turned the corner, and the question now is how long the demand will last. That’s one possible conclusion to be drawn from the latest report from Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, which registered freight volumes rising by 8.3 percent, year-over-year […]

Airport cargo handle jumps 3.3%

Total airport cargo handled — loaded and unloaded freight and mail — worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3 percent over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes, according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International. International freight handled was up 4.3 percent to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more than 62 percent […]

On the Rise: Top 40 cargo airports provide glimpses of future growth

Sometimes all it takes is a shift in strategy from a single carrier to make an impact on airport freight traffic. Qatar Airways Cargo, for instance, has been ramping up its airfreight routes for the last couple of years, seeking more high-value cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, and forming joint ventures with other airlines, such as […]

Top 40 airport rankings: Domestic Cargo 2015

THE TOP 40 Based on 2015 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports in 160 countries, Airports Council International has ranked the world’s top 40 largest-capacity cargo airports and divided them into three categories: Total airfreight handled, domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handled. Below are the rankings for domestic cargo in 2015: […]

Top 40 airport rankings: Total Cargo 2015

THE TOP 40 Based on 2015 tonnage data submitted by more than 2,200 commercial airports in 160 countries, Airports Council International has ranked the world’s top 40 largest-capacity cargo airports and divided them into three categories: Total airfreight handled, domestic airfreight handled and international airfreight handled. Below are the rankings for the total cargo handled […]

Uncertainty prevails in air cargo following Brexit vote

The medium- to long-term impact of the historic “Brexit” vote held yesterday is still unclear, with industry insiders confident that little will change in the immediate future. As the news of the U.K.’s referendum on leaving the EU came in late on Thursday night, British and European trade groups underlined the importance of a pragmatic […]
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