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 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • September 10, 2019

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 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 26, 2019

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 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 15, 2019

Swissport extends facility lease at Heathrow 

Swissport has extended its lease at SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo Center at Heathrow Airport (LHR), U.K.-based development company SEGRO announced yesterday.  The Swiss cargo handler signed a new agreement extending the lease of a 104,000 square foot warehouse unit by ten years. The new agreement includes a clause that will allow SEGRO to redevelop the Cargo Center in line with proposed expansion plans to be put forth […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • August 7, 2019

Airport volumes slump in June gloom 

Preliminary results for June airport volumes worldwide are out, indicating continued market weakness across the globe, though this come as no surprise given continued tensions between China and the U.S. and looming Brexit concerns. Many leaders in air cargo are maintaining conservative outlooks on volumes for the rest of 2019 due to this sustained market volatility.   All […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 26, 2019

Virgin Atlantic awards WTA Aviation, Swissport service contracts

Today, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced it awarded contracts to Israel-based air cargo sales agent WTA Aviation and Swissport that will support the carrier’s upcoming daily flights between Heathrow Airport (LHR), and Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv, Israel, which begin on September 25.  Under its contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo, WTA Aviation will be responsible for selling the 20 tonnes of daily cargo […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

Market volatility spurs mixed results for May airport volumes

Global airports’ preliminary results for May indicate continued weakness across the board. However, a more nuanced look at individual airports’ volumes, compared to the month prior, shows mixed results as some have seen a slight reprieve in volumes while others have worsened. Overall, figures for the month demonstrate the sustained market volatility the air cargo industry […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 28, 2019

Virgin Atlantic to expand network and fleet

Earlier this week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo announced its order for 14 A330-900neo aircraft.Of the 14 aircraft ordered, the carrier will purchase eight and lease six, with the option to order six more moving forward.   The order, valued at $4.1 billion, is one step in Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s program to replace 100% of its aircraft […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 21, 2019

CargoLogicAir launches flights at PIK in preparation for Brexit

As tumultuous Brexit negotiations continue in British Parliament this week, some cargo carriers in the United Kingdom, like CargoLogicAir (CLA), are increasing available capacity from the U.K. to mitigate possible disruptions to supply chains in the event of a “hard,” or “no-deal,” Brexit. Today, Glasgow Prestwick Airport (PIK) announced it will be welcoming U.K.-based CargoLogicAir’s launch of twice-weekly freighter services at the airport.  CLA’s new service at PIK will operate […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 27, 2019

Early results point to steep declines in February airport throughput

February cargo throughput results for the world’s airports are still being finalized, but early analysis indicates year-over-year drops in cargo volumes in Europe and Asia, while American airports are close to flat with February 2018 traffic. Almost all airports worldwide posted year-over-year declines in volume for February and declines or very modest growth overall for 2019.   The impacts of an uncertain global trade environment, volatile economic performance across multiple markets and Brexit […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 26, 2019

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 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 4, 2019

Shifting economic conditions, mixed results in January airport throughput

Cargo throughput results for the beginning of 2019 were mixed, with certain regions performing significantly better than others. Airports in North America saw the majority of growth in cargo volumes in January, while airports in Mainland China saw modest rebounds and European airports experienced a continued decline in cargo volumes following an overall diminished 2018 […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • February 25, 2019

Vienna implements Nallian cloud platform

Vienna International Airport (VIE) has moved forward as the next European airport to form a partnership with Belgium-based IT firm Nallian, and is adopting Nallian’s cloud platform to allow stakeholders at the airport to operate in an integrated way through data-sharing. VIE will initially utilize the system’s vehicle database and statistics applications to improve security […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 23, 2019

Airports underperform industry cargo growth in December first look

December cargo throughput results for the world’s airport are still trickling in, but early analysis indicates an overall diminished peak season for air freight. With only a couple of exceptions in Europe and Asia, volumes and traffic across most airports posted year-over-year declines in volume for December, and declines or very modest growth overall for […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • January 23, 2019
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