AirBridgeCargo takes on Africa

Under an ACMI contract, using the air operator certificate and flight numbers from subsidiary carrier CargoLogicAir, AirBridgeCargo has begun new twice-weekly 747 freighter service to Africa, as of Feb. 14. ABC’s new flights will operate every Thursday and Sunday. The routing will start ex-London Stansted via Frankfurt to Libreville and onto Johannesburg, returning to Stansted […]

Help for the families of Volga-Dnepr terror victims

The Volga-Dnepr Group has committed itself to taking care of the costs associated with the Nov. 20 terrorist attack in Mali, and has set up a fund to help the families of the six employees who were murdered. Volga-Dnepr footed the bill to bring the bodies of the crewmembers back to Russia and also paid […]

CargoLogicAir nearly ready for launch

CargoLogicAir, the UK-based subsidiary of AirBridgeCargo, has gone live with a website — – hired its flight crews and rolled out its first 747-400F with the new livery. All that’s left for the fledgling all-cargo carrier is the all-important Air Operator Certificate from the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority. The aircraft, originally destined for sister […]

UPS plans major infrastructure upgrades

As part of a global infrastructure expansion plan, UPS has announced plans to triple the size of its ground package sortation facility in Louisville, build a new package sorting center in the U.K., and expand another logistics operation in South Carolina. UPS was the first tenant to occupy 50 acres in Louisville’s 790-acre Renaissance South […]

China Southern sends more freighters to Europe

China Southern Airlines added twice-weekly 777-200F service from its hub in Guangzhou to London Stansted this past June, and will now increase the frequency to three times per week beginning Aug. 1, according to Air Cargo Asia-Pacific.  The service also includes a stop in Frankfurt. Freighter frequencies from Guangzhou to Paris and Vienna were also […]

Kenya’s Astral Aviation to increase intra-Africa service

Later this month, the fifth general election will be held in Nigeria since the official end of military rule in 1999. For Kenyan cargo airline Astral Aviation, the scheduled March 28 vote will be good news, not only for democracy in Africa, but also for the expected rise in charter shipments of election materials to […]