Qatar Airways adds first route to Portugal

Qatar Airways, in its latest expansion effort, touched down its first passenger flight at Lisbon Airport (LIS) in Portugal today.  The new daily direct flight between Doha (DOH) and LIS, operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, is offering 70 tonnes of cargo capacity to and from Portugal per week and includes direct connections to Europe, […]

More freighters, new destinations for Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo signaled its intent to continue expanding an already sizable freighter fleet with a commitment to order five more 777 freighters from Boeing. Separate from the commitment, announced today at the Paris Airshow, Qatar Airways outlined three new freighter routes that will launch in the coming months. This year, Qatar Airways will boost […]

FAA bumps Vietnam to Category 1 safety rating, direct flights to follow

Yesterday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Vietnam a “Category 1” safety rating as defined by the regulatory body’s International Safety Assessment (IASA) program. The new rating will enable airlines based in Vietnam to establish direct service to the United States which, will soon boost belly cargo capacity moving out of one of the […]

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 […]

Emirates SkyCargo signs MOU with Ho Chi Minh City trade agency

In another sign of the rising influence of the Southeast Asian air cargo market, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the ITPC, Ho Chi Minh City’s government agency that specializes in investment and trade, to “jointly explore opportunities to promote trade to and from Vietnam” and boost trade links out of […]

Shifting Trade Winds: How trends, tariffs and tech create new cargo routes

As the peak season kicks into high gear, the freighters line up on the apron to be loaded with the newest basketball shoes, electronics and toys for the fourth quarter holiday rush. Nearby, companies such as Intel, Foxconn, LG, Samsung, Nike, Adidas and Puma have been pumping out products at full capacity for months. Now, […]

Dachser opens three Southeast Asian offices to handle logistics demand

With demand for logistics continuing to skyrocket across the Southeast Asia region, Dachser has now opened new offices in Vietnam, Hong Kong and India. Dachser said the new locations have been set up in Hanoi, the New Territories of Hong Kong, and Mumbai. The new branch in Hanoi will supplement its already-existing Ho Chi Minh […]

AirBridgeCargo continues double-digit surge

Continuing 11 straight years of consecutive growth, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of the Volga-Dnepr Group, has had a 17 percent year-on-year rise in tonnage for the first eight months of 2015. By the end of August, the all-cargo carrier had transported 300,000 tonnes of cargo across its global network. By expanding into new markets, the carrier […]

China Southern has stellar first half, adds Vietnam route

In the first half of this year, cargo and mail carried by China Southern, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), was up 10.74 percent over 2014, rising from 2.32 billion RTKs last year to 2.57 billion RTKs for the first six months of this year. The traffic volume carried in freighters for China Southern was […]

AirBridgeCargo strong so far in 2015

With the year almost half over, AirBridgeCargo, a Volga-Dnepr company, reported that tonnage handled was up 16 percent in the five-month period from January to May. During that time, the Russian carrier transported 180,605 tonnes throughout the world, connecting Europe, Asia and the United States via Russia. In Asia, ABC launched two weekly flights from […]

AirBridgeCargo has strong start to 2015

Despite a lagging Russian economy, AirBridgeCargo (ABC) reported a remarkable 20 percent increase in traffic for the first quarter, compared to the same quarter last year, carrying nearly 104,000 tonnes across its network, from its hub in Moscow. By focusing on cost efficiency, the carrier also reported a 20 percent reduction in operational costs for […]

AirBridge Cargo earns 5th freedom rights for Hong Kong

Volga-Dnepr’s AirBridge Cargo, and other Russian cargo carriers, will soon be able to expand their traffic rights out of Hong Kong International Airport to a third destination outside Russia, after successful talks between Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency and the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong this month, reports ch-aviation. The Russian carrier was granted fifth […]

Freighter service begins to Hanoi, Vietnam

Etihad Cargo started freighter flights between Abu Dhabi and the Hanoi’s Nội Bài International Airport. The dedicated cargo service will operate every Thursday and Sunday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 60 tonnes. “Vietnam is an important market for Etihad Cargo, and our new twice-weekly Hanoi freighter service will build on our […]
  • July 14, 2014
Page 1 of 212 »