China Airlines renews Fraport contract

China Airlines and Fraport Cargo Services have renewed their cargo handling agreement at Frankfurt Airport, carrying on a partnership of more than 20 years. China Airlines is the only airline flying nonstop from Germany to Taipei, and it plans to expand to daily service in June 2016. Fraport Cargo Services, a subsidiary of airport management […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 18, 2015

AMTES granted maintenance contract on An-124s

AMTES, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr Technics subgroup, was issued a part 145 certificate by the Interstate Aviation Committee, which extends its maintenance and repair (MRO) capabilities for the An-124 freighters. The certificate allows AMTES to complete service on An-124s. As a result, AMTES now holds all of the necessary certificates for An-124 maintenance in its […]
  • Staff Reports
  • September 17, 2015

Frankfurt cargo handle dips in first half

In spite of a strong first quarter, Frankfurt Airport’s airfreight and air mail throughput for the first half of the year, declined by 1.8 percent, year-over-year, to about 1.04 million tonnes. In June, cargo throughput dropped by 2.5 percent, y-o-y, to 173,984 metric tonnes. Lufthansa Cargo, the airport’s largest cargo carrier, carried 811,000 tonnes of […]
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  • July 13, 2015

WFS to buy majority stake in Fraport Cargo

When Platinum Equity purchased Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) last month, its intention was to grow and expand in the European market and elsewhere in the world. Now, WFS has signed an agreement to acquire 51 percent of Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), the cargo handling service at Frankfurt Airport for the past 40 years. The transaction, […]
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  • July 8, 2015

Fraport Cargo keeps Adria under contract

Adria Airways, Slovenia’s national airline, extended its cargo-handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of airport management company Fraport AG. The cargo service will continue to be responsible for all of Adria’s freight-handling operations at Frankfurt Airport. The partnership between Ljubljana-based Adria Airways and FCS started in 1990. Thanks to strong growth […]
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  • May 28, 2015

Lufthansa delays new cargo center in Frankfurt

Saying the carrier needed to prioritize capital investment in other directions, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said that a new cargo handling center, which was to be constructed at Frankfurt Airport, will be delayed for at least two years. Addressing a general meeting of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Spohr said investment in 2015 will be €2.9 billion, […]
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  • April 29, 2015

Fraport weathers first quarter

Hurricane Niklas raging through northern Europe on March 31 and the four-day Lufthansa pilot strike were blamed for reducing airfreight throughput at most of the Fraport Group’s airports, according to traffic figures from the airport management company. Strike-related flight cancellations affected cargo because of reductions in belly capacity in the intercontinental traffic frequencies, Fraport said. […]
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  • April 15, 2015

Frankfurt Airport improves facilities for forwarders, truckers

Fraport made significant improvements at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South, with input from the German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association. Forwarders and staff now have 70 new truck parking spaces and amenities for truck drivers including showers and other sanitary facilities. The project was finished in mid-March after a year of construction. The new parking area […]
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  • April 15, 2015

New freighter service to Frankfurt

A twice-weekly 767 freighter service between Navoi International Airport and Frankfurt, courtesy of Uzbekistan Airways, is now operating on Wednesdays and Fridays. The carrier is offering freighter connections onward to Mumbai, Delhi, Dubai, Shanghai and Tianjin via Navoi in Uzbekistan. Opened in 1962 in the Soviet era, Navoi Airport was taken over byUzbekistan Airways when […]
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  • April 2, 2015

Cargo Security: A Delicate Balance

Last fall, Air New Zealand flight NZ057 was at the terminal on Fiji’s Nadi International Airport, preparing for a three-hour flight home to Auckland. For this leg of the flight, the cargo handler, Air Terminal Services (ATS), owned by the Fiji government, was tasked with loading 13 ULDs full of 27 tons of cargo into […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 7, 2015

News Briefs: Evans to step down, IATA 2015 forecast, and more

Oliver Evans, Chief Cargo Office of Swiss WorldCargo, and recipient of Air Cargo World’s inaugural “Air Cargo Executive of the Year” award, announced that he will be stepping down from his position in September 2015, after service for 13 years at SWISS. Evans (pictured at right), also current Chairman of The International Air Cargo Association, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 12, 2014

Lufthansa Cargo expects little disruption from latest strike

Pilots from the German union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) have begun yet another strike at Lufthansa Cargo, scheduled for today and tomorrow, to protest expected changes in the carrier’s retirement benefits plan. However, Lufthansa Cargo said that the latest action – the sixth so far in 2014 – will create little to no disruptions in cargo […]
  • October 8, 2014

New cargo association founded at Frankfurt

Cargo companies at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) founded an association to promote FRA as a global air cargo hub.  Air Cargo Community Frankfurt will represent the interests of air cargo companies and function as the single voice of this industry. The association has 15 member companies from the freight forwarding and logistics industry. Members want to […]
  • June 13, 2014

Cargo grows at airports in Germany, China

Cargo throughput at Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport in May grew by 6.9 percent year over year to 185,626 tonnes. “The strong development in air cargo strengthens our position as Europe’s largest cargo airport. Furthermore, this underscores FRA’s importance for Germany’s export-driven economy and the logistics industry, thus providing a concrete competitive advantage for German business,” […]
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  • June 12, 2014
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