Changes for some, big growth for others in North America

Will the road less traveled, as mentioned in the Robert Frost poem, make all the difference for Delta Air Lines’ cargo operation? That remains to be seen, but the two men charged with moving cargo forward at the Atlanta-based airline believe so. With the retirement of Tony Charaf, Delta’s cargo chief, on Aug. 1, the […]

Busiest passenger airport turns to cargo

Near the magazine-covered coffee table and plush armchairs, the waiting room of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport executive office has something else: a glass case filled with model planes, mostly of cargo carriers. A photo spread of Cargolux’s inaugural flight to the airport in 2007 rests against the wall. The model planes, the photos – […]

The week in brief

Singapore Changi Airport processed 154,700 tonnes of airfreight in June, 0.2 percent less than a year before. During the second quarter of 2014, cargo revenue at Delta decreased 1 percent, or US$2 million (1.4 million euros), as lower freight yields were partially offset by higher volumes.     Kelvin Ko became CEO of Cathay Pacific Services Limited […]
  • July 24, 2014

FAA prohibits U.S. airlines from flying to Israel

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) on Tuesday informing U.S. airlines that they are prohibited from flying to or from Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport for a period of up to 24 hours. The notice was issued at 12:15 p.m. EST. The NOTAM was issued in response to a rocket […]
  • July 22, 2014

Summer of change

The summer of 2014 is shaping up to be one of change for air cargo, with a spate of leadership moves and a major cargo shakeup at Delta. Glyn Hughes, IATA’s new head of global cargo, seems to be a great pick to succeed Des Vertannes. Hughes, a 23-year IATA veteran, assumed his new post […]

Delta, United make major cargo changes

(Editor’s note: this article was edited to remove references to United’s change in cargo handlers.) The top cargo executives at United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are leaving. Robbie Anderson, president of United Cargo since 2010, is leaving the company while Tony Charaf, senior vice president and chief cargo officer at Delta, is retiring effective […]
  • June 11, 2014

The week in brief

Etihad Airways launched daily nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport. Los Angeles is Etihad’s fourth U.S. destination. In the next step to co-locate operations across the combined network, US Airways Cargo joined American Airlines Cargo’s operations at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. While the two carriers continue to operate independently, […]
  • June 5, 2014

Air Canada CEO becomes IATA chair

Calin Rovinescu, president and CEO of Air Canada, has assumed his duties as chairman of the International Air Transport Association board of governors for a one-year term, effective immediately. Rovinescu succeeds Richard H. Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, whose one-year term expired at the conclusion of the association’s 70th Annual General Meeting and World […]
  • June 3, 2014

Slow, steady progress for e-AWB

The effort to remove paper from air cargo is moving along, albeit slowly. Global implementation of the e-air waybill stood at 13.4 percent at the end of March. During the past year, Cargo Network Services (CNS) held 14 workshops, an array of webinars and conducted meetings with industry associations. U.S. implementation of e-AWB is 8.4 […]

Latin America’s largest MRO center inaugurated

Grupo Aeromexico and Delta Air Lines inaugurated their aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center, TechOps Mexico, in a ceremony led by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. TechOps Mexico is located near Queretaro Intercontinental Airport in Central Mexico. It is the largest aircraft MRO center in Latin America. “TechOps Mexico is a sign of the […]
  • March 6, 2014

Adopting e-AWB tougher than flipping a switch

Few airfreight companies dispute that embracing the e-Air Waybill will benefit business. Companies and experts point to the e-AWB’s advantages and the need for the industry to accept it. But getting to the point of total e-AWB adoption is another hurdle. The air cargo industry’s slow migration toward electronic documentation led the International Air Transport […]
  • January 31, 2014

Delta Cargo’s revenue hits bump

Delta Air Lines’ cargo revenue was down 5 percent in 2013. During the last quarter of 2013, revenue was steady, decreasing by 1 percent. Delta declined to provide its cargo tonnage figures due to “pricing concerns,” Liz Savadelis, a spokesperson for Delta Cargo, explains. But in 2013, the airline’s cargo tonne miles (CTM) performance was […]
  • January 27, 2014
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