WFS wins tender to operate at Atlanta airport

The giant air cargo handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) won its tender to operate Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s (ATL) new Cargo Building C, just a day after the airport signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). ATL, plus other recent expansions in Europe and New York, will add an additional 700,000 […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 7, 2019

Atlanta airport outage highlights need for tech adoption, IT firm says

The past weekend’s power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) was unavoidable for companies operating at the world’s busiest airport. But according to Intelenet Global Services CEO Bhupender Singh, the way carriers and other airport operators handle situations like the outage could be improved by more widespread adoption of emerging technologies in the airfreight […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 22, 2017

Update: Delta Cargo lifts ATL embargo earlier than expected

Delta Cargo has lifted the embargo for all domestic cargo departing from, arriving in and transferring through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) as of 12 pm ET. All cargo operations were temporarily embargoed at ATL after a power outage that began on Sunday, Dec. 17, forced the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights at the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 19, 2017

ATL power outage forces flight cancellations

Power is back on at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL), after an outage that began on Sunday – at the peak of the busiest air cargo season of the year – forced the cancellation of more than 1,500 flights yesterday and today, according to FlightAware.com. Georgia Power, an electric subsidiary of Southern Company, said the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 18, 2017

Atlanta airport adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space

ATLNext, the new development program at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), is in the process of adding 1 million square feet of warehouse space, with construction starting this year on the third warehouse. The development includes a new vehicle staging area to relieve cargo truck congestion. The work is expected to cost more than US$200 […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 22, 2017

New Atlanta–Doha service boosts Qatar’s cargo capacity

Today’s inaugural Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport adds bellyhold cargo capacity to the carrier’s extant four weekly flights between the two airports. With the addition of daily 777 passenger flights, Qatar Airways offers a combined 744 tonnes of capacity per week on its Doha-Atlanta route, which the carrier contends is […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 1, 2016

Lufthansa connects Atlanta to Manchester

Earlier this month, Lufthansa launched its inaugural 777 freighter flight from Atlanta to Manchester. Departing every Friday, it’s a new stop for the freighter as it makes its way to Frankfurt. The flight, which has a capacity of 105 tonnes, serves the carrier’s trucking network, which has approximately 10 destinations in the U.K. and Ireland. […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 21, 2014