flydubai renews air cargo management contract with Mercator

Government-owned low-cost carrier flydubai and logistic software provider Mercator inked a seven-year extension to their air cargo management contract. The renewal means that flydubai will continue using Mercator’s technology platform, providing cargo management and cargo revenue accounting services. Mercator said it will provide the expertise and technology to upgrade flydubai’s Intelligent Cargo Ecosystem, an open-API […]

E-air waybill penetration creeps up – ever so slowly

Unless a huge shift occurs, it would appear by IATA’s latest numbers on electronic air waybills (e-AWBs) that the goal of 45 percent penetration by year’s end isn’t going to become a reality.  The good news is that, for the most part, the numbers have crept up every month by a slight margin. Overall, e-AWB […]

News Briefs: Alaska goes to Big Easy; Hactl passes test; flydubai gets EU ACC3

Alaska Air Cargo started full cargo service March 2, with direct flights from Seattle to New Orleans using the bellies of 737-800s, said Kathy Denker, director of cargo sales and postal relations, during the AirCargo 2015 conference in New Orleans. Six months earlier, the U.S. carrier had begun daily direct passenger flights to the Big […]

The week in brief

Avia Solutions Group, a global provider of aviation business services, signed a cooperation agreement with Rostec, a Russian state-owned holding company. Both companies agreed on establishing a joint business venture and implementing the project of the development and management of the fourth Moscow airport hub on the basis of existing Ramenskoye Airport (pictured above). Boeing […]
  • January 9, 2014

Taking advantage: More low-cost carriers add cargo

Low-cost air carriers are increasingly turning to cargo to take advantage of available capacity and increase bottom lines. Many carriers report that business is thriving during a difficult time for the industry. Several carriers recently added cargo operations and are likely to be joined by others. “There’s no question about it,” says Barry Nassberg, group […]