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 […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • August 9, 2018

IAG Cargo to launch ‘only direct flight’ from LHR-PIT

U.K.-based IAG Cargo, the airfreight arm of the IAG Group, released news of its plans to launch “the only direct flight” from Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Pittsburgh Airport (PIT) in the United States – service that will commence on April 2 of next year, to operate four times per week, year-round. The export-oriented U.S. hub […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 30, 2018

SEKO to open London facility to handle U.K.-E.U. e-commerce

U.S.-based SEKO Logistics released news of its plan to open a 22,000-square-foot facility in London, catering to its cross-border e-commerce clients moving product through the hub. This will be the ninth facility the 3PL will operate in the U.K., citing the region as is the third-largest e-commerce market in the world, and SEKO’s largest market […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 6, 2018

U.K. airfreight groups again call for action on London Heathrow expansion

Pressure is being turned up again this week on Parliament in the U.K. to move forward on the planned third-runway expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR), as two airfreight groups called for action as soon as possible to relieve congestion caused by limited capacity. Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 23, 2018

London Heathrow reports record-breaking freight numbers for January

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) got off to an optimistic start in 2018, reporting today that it tallied a new record in cargo volume for January, with a year-over-year increase of a 6.9 percent in metric tonnes of cargo moved for the month. These positive figures suggest that forecasts of continued growth in early 2018 for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • February 12, 2018

AA Cargo road-feeder services open new markets in Europe

Expanded road-feeder services from across Europe into London Heathrow (LHR) are adding almost 4.5 million tonnes of additional freight into American Airlines Cargo bellyholds per month, making the Dallas/Ft Worth-based carrier a formidable contender in Europe – even in markets where it doesn’t have airlift. AA Cargo has expanded its European trucking network this summer, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 28, 2017