Top 50 Airports: 10 fastest-growing air hubs

The title for fastest growth in the last year was No. 30, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International (CVG), which increased its throughput by 27.3 percent in 2017, to reach nearly 944,800 tonnes. As a further sign of the growing influence of Vietnam in global air cargo operations, Hanoi’s Noi Bai (No. 39) and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 25, 2018

Ready for Takeoff: The world’s top 50 cargo airports prepare for e-commerce

The previous year was not expected to be a particularly promising one in terms of air cargo at the world’s airports. The industry had just been through about 15 years of steady, but modest growth, in the range of 3 to 4 percent each year. With the specter of the Brexit and a rise in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2017

On the Rise: Top 40 cargo airports provide glimpses of future growth

Sometimes all it takes is a shift in strategy from a single carrier to make an impact on airport freight traffic. Qatar Airways Cargo, for instance, has been ramping up its airfreight routes for the last couple of years, seeking more high-value cargo, such as pharmaceuticals, and forming joint ventures with other airlines, such as […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 1, 2016

Automated cargo loading system installed at Qatar’s Doha hub

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched a “Freight Load Control Centre” that will be an integral part of pallet loading procedures for all of the airline’s freighters. Located at the carrier’s hub at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, the new system features an automated weight and balance system for frei... Please login to your Air Cargo World […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 23, 2016

Qatar adds main-deck capacity with A330F, 747F

Doha-based Qatar Airways Cargo showcased two new acquisitions recently, revealing the carrier’s seventh A330-200F and its very first 747-400F nose-loader at its Hamad International Airport (DOH) hub. These latest deliveries bring Qatar’s freighter fleet to 16 aircraft, which also includes eight 777Fs. But this is just the beginning. Qatar intends to expand its fleet to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 6, 2016

Qatar Airways Cargo expands in India

Qatar Airways Cargo has added its seventh freighter destination in India, flying twice a week to Ahmedabad, dubbed the “denim capital of India,” and the largest city in the state of Gujarat. A330 freighter service will leave Doha on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a stop in Mumbai, before continuinging on to Ahmedabad. Departures from Ahmedabad […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 21, 2015