Leading European carriers call on EU policymakers for regulatory support

Brussels-based association Airlines for Europe (A4E) has called on European Union policymakers for regulatory support of its members – including Air France-KLM, Cargolux, Finnair, International Airlines Group (IAG) and Lufthansa Group – with the release of its “A4E Air Cargo Policy Manifesto.” The manifesto outlines how EU policymakers can streamline regulations and implement them at […]

European carriers hold out hope for holiday season despite mixed October traffic 

European carriers’ mixed preliminary traffic results for October indicate a bumpy entrance into airfreight’s traditional peak season against a backdrop of continued uncertainty in global trade and politics. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.   For the first ten […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines signs on as first Asian carrier to cargo.one 

Japanese carrier Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has joined digital airfreight booking platform cargo.one. According to cargo.one, NCA is the first Asian carrier to join the platform.  Freight forwarders will soon be able to book NCA’s maindeck capacities on the cargo.one platform 24/7 with instant confirmation. The current platform includes the newly developed “one.connect” technology layer, which will allow NCA to […]

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 […]

European carrier traffic for September reflects deteriorated global trade 

Carriers based in Europe and the Middle East reported mixed cargo traffic results for September against a backdrop of intensified downward pressure on global trade, as highlighted by IATA and WorldACD reports earlier this month. Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group and International Airlines Group reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. Only Turkish Cargo reported volume growth for the month.  For the first nine months […]

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 […]

New IATA diversity campaign aims to add women airline employees

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is aiming to improve gender diversity among its member airlines with a new campaign, “25by2025,” the organization announced on Sept. 26. The campaign sets several goals for its member airlines, the most important among them being: Increasing the number of women in senior positions at member airlines by either […]

Lufthansa Cargo posts blacklist following dangerous goods ‘incident’ at Hong Kong 

Update: Lufthansa has announced it will lift the temporary embargo previously placed on Flexport Asia shipments, effective Monday, 16 September. Lufthansa Cargo’s blacklisting of three companies on Sept. 6, 2019, following an “incident” at Hong Kong Airport (HKG) is a stark reminder to the air cargo industry of the precautions necessary for shipping dangerous goods.   While the Germany-based carrier declined to […]

time:matters expands network with 3 new Asia locations

Today, Lufthansa Cargo’s time-critical logistics subsidiary time:matters announced the expansion of its Sameday Air network for urgent shipments in Asia to include three new locations in Tokyo (NRT), Bangkok (BKK) and Singapore (SIN).   Flights to these three destinations will connect to the company’s locations in Europe, Israel, the U.S. and Mexico through 21 Sameday Air partner airlines.  According to time:matters, urgently required shipments at Asian […]

A new Teutonic order: how reimagination guides German innovations in air cargo

Did you know that the success of the Germanic Teutonic Order in the 13th and 14th centuries relied heavily on the innovative adoption and application of horses, crossbows, and brick and mortar? Beyond integrating horses and crossbows into their military combat strategies, which gave them an advantage over various populations, they also constructed brick and […]

Slow trade lingers in European carrier traffic stats for July 

In July’s first look, European carriers reported mixed results, indicating that the impact of protectionist policies on global trade and major carriers’ traffic lingers. Both Lufthansa Group and Air France-KLM reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic, while International Airlines Group’s July performance was flat, in comparison to 2018. Only Turkish Cargo reported significant volume growth for the month.  For the first […]

time:matters expands Sameday Air network to China

Lufthansa Cargo’s time-critical logistics subsidiary time:matters has expanded its Sameday Air network into China for the first time with the addition of stations in Beijing (PEK), Chengdu (CTU), Guangzhou (CAN), Nanjing (NKG), Qingdao (TAO), Shanghai (PVG) and Shenyang (SHE). Customers with urgent shipments will now have access to 157 weekly direct flights between Frankfurt, Munich, […]

European carriers report rebound in May traffic 

In May, European-based carriers Air-France-KLM, International Airlines Group and Lufthansa Cargo Group reported year-over-year increases in their monthly traffic results. Carrier traffic performance this month shows a slight recovery from the declines these carriers reported in earlier months.  Air France-KLM’s May traffic rose 4.3% y-o-y across the group to 731 million FTKs. Both Air France and KLM contributed to […]
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