New Chongqing-Addis Ababa routes to support China-Ethiopia cargo ops

Last week, Ethiopian Airlines Group, the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government Port and Logistics Office and Chongqing Airport Group signed a freight route cooperation agreement. The new routes established by this agreement will expand on China’s already growing “Belt and Road” initiative, while also supporting Ethiopian’s efforts to grow its cargo operations.  The new agreement establishes three regular […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 1, 2019

Emirates adds flights to Cairo, expands network reach

Today, Dubai-based Emirates said it will add four additional weekly flights between Dubai (DXB) and Cairo (CAI). The new flights will be operated by a 777-300ER and will offer an additional 160 tonnes of belly cargo capacity per week to and from CAI. Currently, 800 tonnes of cargo capacity is available through the carrier’s existing […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 20, 2019

Global airport congestion increases in 2019, pushes carriers to consider new locations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2019 worldwide airport slot report showing increased congestion levels at major airports, which may push cargo providers to seek other airport options. A subsequent statement from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) said that tightening local regulations surrounding delayed and overnight flights are exacerbating congestion issues. According […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 4, 2019

dnata furthers investment in freight forwarding

Today, dnata furthered its investment in freight forwarding by purchasing stake in two companies – a 50 percent stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks LLC and a 25.5 percent stake in France-based Bolloré Logistics LLC, United Arab Emirates (UAE) from UAE-based Kanoo Group LLC. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the sole owner […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 6, 2019

Phase one of Hermes 5 implementation completed at LUX

Today, U.K.-based Hermes Logistics Technologies announced that Luxembourg Airport (LUX) finished the first phase of the installation of its Hermes 5 (H5) cargo management system . LUX began to implement the H5 Cargo system in October 2018 and expects the process to be fully completed by mid-2019. The H5 system, customized for Luxembourg-based ground handler, […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 8, 2019

SpiceJet launches new perishables service from GAU

This week, SpiceFresh, a subsidiary of SpiceJet that partners directly with farmers, launched a dedicated freight service to transport fresh produce. To mark the occasion, two flights flew 1 tonne each of mandarin oranges from Guwahati International Airport (GAU), to Hong Kong (HKG) and Dubai (DBX), according to Times of India and a Twitter statement […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 3, 2019

UPS launches longest-ever scheduled flight from Louisville to Dubai, using 747-8F [VIDEO]

At approximately 12,400 kilometers, UPS’ new Louisville-Dubai route is the longest regularly-scheduled flight UPS has ever operated, thanks to its fleet of new long-range 747-8 freighters. The daily nonstop flight, from UPS’ global air hub in Louisville, U.S., to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will cut time-in-transit from North and South America to […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 5, 2018

Dubai International cargo volumes close out 2016 up 3.4 percent

After registering a contraction in the third quarter, Dubai International (DXB) cargo volumes recovered in the last three months of 2016, closing out the year at 2.59 million tonnes, up 3.4 percent over 2015’s 2.51 million tonnes. December’s volumes added DXB to a list of airports that saw record numbers for the month, compared to […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 25, 2017