Brussels Airport’s 2017 cargo handle up 8.3 percent from 2016

For most airports, 2017 was a very good year for cargo. But at Brussels Airport (BRU), which reported its total 2017 cargo handle at 535,634 tonnes, for an increase of 8.3 percent, year-over-year, 2017 represented the biggest surge in volume in the last decade. All cargo segments at the airport experienced growth during the year, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 9, 2018

Amerijet announces first scheduled trans-Atlantic route to Brussels

Days after Brussels Airport (BRU) announced an 8.5 percent rise in month-over-month cargo throughput for the month of May, Amerijet CEO Vic Karjian said he plans to start operating a direct cargo route between Miami and Brussels. The new service will commence in the second quarter of 2018, with two frequencies per week. Amerijet said […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 13, 2017

Unchartered Waters: Surviving a treacherous charter market

There’s an old adage in the airfreight business that says if you have to ship something by air, you’ve probably made some kind of mistake. Why else would shippers pay exorbitant air cargo rates instead of putting it in a truck or on the water? This is especially true in the ad hoc air charter […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 3, 2016

Amerijet bought out by N.Y.-based private equity firm

ZS Fund LP, a New York-based private equity firm, has acquired Amerijet Holdings and its subsidiaries – Amerijet International, Inc., and ITN Worldwide. In conjunction with the acquisition, Amerijet CEO Dave Bassett is retiring and Vic Karjian, former chairman of Swiss carrier Farnair and co-founder and CEO of Falcon Aviation Group, is coming on board. […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 27, 2016

Pharma traffic keeps Puerto Rico afloat

Puerto Rico seems like an island para­dise, full of history, picturesque beaches and bright, sunny days. But for the past decade, this small Caribbean territory of the United States has seen its economy shrink by 14 percent, with employment dropping 12 percent over the same pe­riod, according to The Economist. The economic decline began in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 7, 2016

Miami joins CEIV-Pharma community

Until now, Brussels Airport has carried the torch as the only airport hosting an entire cargo community that has been certified under IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV Pharma) program. But that is about to change. At Air Cargo Americas in Miami in early November, IATA announced that Miami International […]
  • Staff Reports
  • December 2, 2015

Miami becomes second pharma hub to form CEIV community

At Air Cargo Americas this week, IATA made the announcement that Miami International Airport (MIA) has become the first airport in the United States and the second in the world to  be named a pharmaceuticals hub under the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV-Pharma) program. The only other airport to achieve […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 6, 2015