American Airlines has record-breaking Q2, but proceeds with caution

The cargo arm of the traditionally passenger-focused American Airlines increased its second quarter freight volume by 10 percent to 158,757 tonnes compared to the same period last year, according to its recent quarterly statement. The airline said this marks its best June performance in more than 10 years, standing out among many carriers that saw […]

IAG Cargo to host competition for startups to secure investors

IAG Cargo, the cargo arm of International Airlines Group, is accepting applications for its third iteration of its 10-week long “Hangar 51 Travel Tech Accelerator” program, to be held in London. The mentorship for logistics startups offers a chance to win a “multimillion pound” investment for their business idea at the end of the program, […]

DHL débuts e-commerce platform, expands presence in Europe

DHL is further investing in a future dominated by e-commerce, today releasing a digital platform for its e-commerce customers that will allow easy access to the company’s distribution network from a single source. The service underpins the company’s parallel goal of meeting demand for faster shipping, an effort it also intends to address by increasing […]

U.S. hedge fund submits plans to resurrect Manston Airport

U.S.-based hedge fund RiverOak has submitted an outline for its plans to redevelop Manston Airport in the southeast of the U.K. The plans will be opened to public comment later this month, according to local media. RiverOak says it will reveal more details regarding its plans for freight operations at the airport, but that the […]

Etihad Cargo offers freight discounts to fly cars

When the weather becomes unbearably hot in the Gulf, the world’s most expensive luxury cars, bearing Arabic-language license plates, start appearing in front of luxury stores in London and other major European cities. For these jetsetters with a penchant for navigating foreign motorways in their favorite luxury cars, relief is now in sight. Etihad Cargo […]

Air Charter Service expands into sixth continent

Air Charter Service is now located on all six major continents, since it opened a new office in Sydney, its first operation in Australia. The company launched late last year and reported that, so far, the response has been positive. “Our Hong Kong office has built up a strong customer base in the region […]

Swiss WorldCargo beefs up e-AWB effort

Swiss WorldCargo is taking the lead in IATA’s e-AWB 360 campaign to speed up process implementation of switching to electronic air waybills (e-AWB) to all destinations and customers at numerous airports using the “single process” concept. Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) became the first such “e-airport” on Jan. 1, later joined by Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) […]

Kerry Logistics to support major retailer

Debenhams, a large, British multinational retail store, has agreed to have Kerry Logistics handle its growing export market in the Middle East. Kerry Logistics will manage all airfreight from Debenham’s distribution center in Peterborough, north of London, to various destinations in the Middle East, including Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Egypt, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Jordan. “Other […]

Air Canada Cargo begins online booking

Beginning this week, Air Canada Cargo is revealing an updated website with the ability for its cargo customers to book shipments directly on with a new e-booking and management tool. E-booking (with a user login) will allow customers to book, manage and track their cargo online. The service includes specialized needs such as AC […]

Air Djibouti takes flight

Just three months after announcing the re-boot of Air Djibouti, the carrier relaunched on Aug. 10, carrying six tonnes of cargo from Djibouti to Hargeisa, in a region of Somalia now called Somaliland. Life was breathed into Air Djibouti once again with the help of Cardiff Aviation, whose chairman is Bruce Dickinson (pictured), a 757 […]

Grim new numbers from WorldACD

Editor’s note: The text in this article has been edited to reflect that revenue losses in the Asia-Pacific trade lane ranged between 13 and 47 percent over the previous year. Also, the Nairobi to Amsterdam, Chicago to London, and Mumbai to London routes have been identified correctly as being the only ones of the top […]

Heathrow plans to double cargo capacity

Heathrow announced Tuesday an updated plan to expand the airport, including doubling cargo capacity to improve UK export competitiveness. Heathrow already moves 65 percent of the UK’s 400 billion pound (US$673.4 billion) freight exports. The plan is meant to create more than 100,000 new jobs and at least 100 billion pounds (US$168.3 billion) of UK […]
  • May 13, 2014

Is Londons hub future islands in the stream?

There is nothing the British like more than good old-fashioned gossip over the afternoon teacups. Right now, they are getting all fussed up over where London’s future hub airport should be located. Up until now, the focus has been on London Heathrow as the country’s prime aviation gateway. But to expand, develop and retain that […]
  • October 30, 2013
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