WFS attains GDP certification for Johannesburg, Capetown pharma facilities 

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has attained Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certifications for its temperature-controlled pharma facilities at Johannesburg (JNB) and Cape Town (CPT) airports. According to WFS, it is the first air cargo ground handling company in South Africa to be awarded the certification.  WFS’ decision to invest and pursue certification of its pharma handling […]

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport triples handling capacity with new cargo facility 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) unveiled its new US$33 million cargo facility today. The new facility is intended to support the airport’s ability to handle domestic and international freight.  The new cargo facility consists of a 110,000 square foot warehouse and a 17-acre cargo apron. The new space triples GSP’s handling capacity and enables it to […]

Air France KLM Cargo relaunches Lusaka freighter service

Today, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo reintroduced Lusaka, Zambia (LUN) as a stop in its Africa freighter network.  Following its departure from Lusaka three years ago, the Franco-Dutch carrier is returning to the airport with a weekly flight. The flight utilizes one of the carrier’s 747 freighters and operates in a Europe-to-Africa rotation originating in Amsterdam (AMS) , with stops in Johannesburg (JNB) and Lusaka (LUN) Harare (HRE) and Nairobi (NBO) on […]

Global airport congestion increases in 2019, pushes carriers to consider new locations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2019 worldwide airport slot report showing increased congestion levels at major airports, which may push cargo providers to seek other airport options. A subsequent statement from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) said that tightening local regulations surrounding delayed and overnight flights are exacerbating congestion issues. According […]