Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top carriers

On the carrier side, one of the most impressive improvements was seen at UPS Airlines, rising from 97 overall points and just missing a certificate last year to 113 points and a Diamond Award for carriers handling more than a million tonnes of cargo annually. Jim Mayer, public relations manager for the giant integrator, said […]

Atlas Air to operate 747-400 freighter for Asiana Cargo

Atlas Air announced that it will soon operate one of its 747-400 freighters for Asiana Cargo on key trans-Pacific routes, connecting Korea with several destinations in the United States.  The service is scheduled to begin later this month. William J. Flynn, president and CEO of Atlas Air Worldwide, called the Asiana deal an “important addition” […]

Carrier turf war turns Sea-Tac into a cargo player

When the conversation turns to U.S. West Coast hubs, most for­warders, carriers and passengers think of LAX, San Francisco or San Diego. But what about Seattle – that place of timber, fish and software? While the Emerald City is known worldwide for such mega-retailers as Starbucks Coffee, Microsoft, Costco and Amazon, those brands are only […]

Lithium battery shipments deemed too risky

Lithium batteries are everywhere – in your cell phone, laptop or iPod. They are lightweight, cheap to make and can hold much more energy than standard batteries. But they can also burst into flames occasionally, and that is the impetus for the call by aircraft manufacturers to ban bulk lithium battery shipments on cargo and […]

British airport blooms for Valentine’s Day

Nothing says “I love you” like a dozen roses on Valentine’s Day. Great Britain’s Stansted Airport, located 30 miles northeast of central London, received 200 tonnes of flowers from Kenya and Colombia, including tens of thousands of roses of every color and variety. Graeme Ferguson, cargo director for Manchester Airport Group, said, “the airport is […]

Asiana Cargo looks to revamp network

The precipitous fall of the yen this year, engineered in Tokyo to boost Japanese exports, caused some furrowed brows in Seoul, but the anticipated effect on shipments from Korea has failed to play out, at least so far. Economists and exporters had braced themselves for a marked drop in traffic, but to their relief, after […]