Airports’ November volumes signal potential turning point for industry

Airports across the world have released information on November cargo volumes, showing improvements to volumes to end a difficult year. Although the seasonal uptick in volume during the holidays is to be expected, IATA pointed out in its monthly trend report that load factors’ steady improvement by 2 to 2.5 percentage points from August to […]

Air France-KLM no longer set to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic

While the trans-Atlantic joint venture between Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic is set to move forward following its Nov. 21 regulatory approval, Air France-KLM announced on Wednesday that it no longer seeks to acquire a stake in Virgin Atlantic as part of the deal. The Air France-KLM statement clarified that the acquisition […]

Airports report weak start to 4Q with mixed October volumes

Preliminary results for October airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for volumes to stabilize, the start of this year’s fourth quarter is not as positive as many would have hoped due to continued global trade tensions and political uncertainty. Regions posted mixed results […]

Lufthansa Group renews five-airline handling contract with Menzies Aviation at LHR 

Lufthansa Group has renewed its contract with Menzies Aviation, under which the ground handler will provide services to five airlines at London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Menzies said this group contract is its largest contract at LHR.  The agreement outlines Menzies Aviation will provide delivery of passenger and ramp services for Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels […]

Menzies Aviation UK ops grow with contract renewals and wins 

Menzies Aviation has won and renewed several contracts for operations in the United Kingdom (U.K.), the company announced today. Contracts awarded and renewed to Menzies Aviation are for its services for a variety of carriers out of four U.K. airports, including Glasgow (GLA), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow (LHR)  At GLA, Menzies was awarded […]

Airports’ lackluster year continues with August volume declines

Preliminary results for August airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe. While air cargo holds out hope for conservative increases in volumes moving into the holiday season, the industry is also no longer holding its breath given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. All regions […]

Virgin Atlantic begins flying to Tel Aviv

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is now offering up to 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on daily flights between London Heathrow (LHR) and Tel Aviv (TLV). The new service began on Wednesday, Virgin Atlantic said in a press release. As the carrier announced earlier this year, Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation will be responsible for […]

Global Airline Services is GSA for SF’s 747F service from Europe

Global Airline Services is the general sales agent (GSA) for SF Airlines’ new 747-400F service from London (LHR) to Wuxi (WUX) via Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to a notice from OAG Inforwarding. Global Airline Services, the United Kingdom branch of Amsterdam-based Global GSA Group, could not be immediately reached for comment. According to the […]

Saudia Cargo renews and expands WFS handling contracts in Europe and North America  

Saudia Cargo awarded a multi-station ramp handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) that covers airports in Europe and the United States, WFS announced today.  The three-year agreement extends the Middle Eastern carrier’s existing cargo–handling agreements with WFS at airports in Western Europe and North America, such as Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Frankfurt (FRA), John F. Kennedy International (JFK) and Washington Dulles International (IAD).  In […]

Trade downturns persist in July airport volumes 

Airports posted their preliminary results for July volumes that indicated a continued weakness in global markets resulting from protective trade policies and political uncertainty.  Asian and European airports’ results denoted those regions are experiencing the greatest impact of continued trade conflicts for the month, which was also reflected the traffic of carriers based in those regions. Only Guangzhou Baiyun […]

Virgin Atlantic, Delta to expand UK-US services in 2020 

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo jointly announced plans to expand their networks between the United Kingdom and the United States.  As part of the expansion, the carriers will increase trans-Atlantic flights between Gatwick (LGW), Heathrow (LHR) and Manchester (MAN) to destinations in the U.S. beginning next year.  Delta will join Virgin Atlantic at LGW where […]
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