Atlanta airport outage highlights need for tech adoption, IT firm says

The past weekend’s power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) was unavoidable for companies operating at the world’s busiest airport. But according to Intelenet Global Services CEO Bhupender Singh, the way carriers and other airport operators handle situations like the outage could be improved by more widespread adoption of emerging technologies in the airfreight […]

Qatar’s tonnage soars in 2015

Despite the fact that worldwide air cargo traffic only grew 2.5 percent in 2015, Qatar Airways Cargo managed to increase its tonnage by 37.5 percent last year. The carrier reported increasing its tonnage from 1.1 million tonnes in 2014 to 1.5 million tonnes in 2015. Import cargo to Doha increased by 29 percent, while ex-Doha […]

Qatar begins daily scheduled flights to L.A.

Calling Los Angeles “one of the great centers of aviation,” Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced that the airline has started daily, nonstop service between Los Angeles (LAX) and Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH). Al Baker pointed out that not only is the new route great for passenger service, it will also lead to […]

CAL Cargo begins operations in Halifax

Who wants fresh lobster? Nova Scotia is known for its bounty of the savory crustaceans, and there will be plenty of it shipped overseas throughout the holiday season. Now Israel-based CAL Cargo Airlines will carry some of the bounty when it begins operations at Halifax Stanfield International Airport this month. “Not only does this new […]

IAG, Exelsius to offer GDP training

IAG Cargo has made a point of training its own staff in the European Commission’s Good Distribution Practices (GDP) when handling life-science and pharmaceutical products. Now, it has stepped up its GDP efforts by forming the Good Distribution Practice Academy in collaboration with Exelsius, a cold-chain logistics consulting firm. With this program, the two companies […]

IAG adds Cargo Connector services in U.S.

IAG Cargo’s Cargo Connector delivery service is now available in eight U.S. cities. The import delivery service takes freight off the aircraft and delivers it directly to the forwarder’s handling facilities. Initially Cargo Connector was offered as only an export collection service, but IAG has since  expanded to handle import delivery as well. The service […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Atlanta

Earlier this year, AirBridgeCargo Airlines added Los Angeles to its schedule, and now the carrier has extended its U.S. service once more, adding twice-weekly 747 freighter flights to Atlanta as of Nov. 20. The scheduled service operates on Fridays and Sundays, with onward connections to Europe and beyond to the carrier’s online stations in Russia […]

Air France-KLM signs JV with China Southern

Rapidly growing China Southern Airlines and ailing Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, have signed a partnership agreement to create a more extensive global cargo network. Air France KLM will serve the main cities in Australia and supply main-deck capacity to Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh from China Southern’s hub in Guangzhou. AF-KLM’s hubs at Paris Charles De Gaulle and […]

CAL Cargo targets Atlanta for pharma

Citing interest in Atlanta’s pharmaceuticals business, Israeli-based CAL Cargo Airlines will begin round-trip service from Atlanta to Liège, its home base, beginning Sept. 25. The route will have two weekly rotations from Atlanta to Liège and back to Atlanta. Eyal Zagagi, CEO of the CAL Group, said CAL’s fleet of nose-loading 747-400s – along with […]

Virgin Atlantic’s ex-Dubai traffic up 33 percent

Strong increases in the volume of cargo destined for London and beyond, to the United States, helped buoy Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s shipments from its hub in Dubai by 33 percent, year-over-year, in the first half of 2015. That success was also boosted by additional U.S routes and frequencies, and traffic generated as a result of […]

HAE partners with Turkish Air Cargo in U.S.

Ground handler HAE Group will partner with Turkish Air Cargo as its GSSA, responsible for all sales and customer service activities of the airline in the U.S. cities of Atlanta, Miami, Dallas-Fort Worth, Portland and Seattle. Turkish started its freighter service from Atlanta to Istanbul on July 11, using an A330-220. This new route gives […]