Brussels Airlines to increase West African frequencies in 2019

Brussels Airlines is adjusting its route network, reallocating capacity from its Mumbai route – which will be canceled on Jan. 6, 2019 – to increase capacity to West African destinations. The carrier said it will launch an additional three flights per week to Banjul, Gambia, on Jan. 7 and will operate three out of the […]

Kabul to Mumbai cargo service kicks off with perishables delivery

A flight carrying 40 tonnes of fresh apples arrived at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) on Dec. 27, marking the first flight to Mumbai on the new dedicated airfreight corridor between India and Afghanistan, India’s IANS newswire reported. After delivering its haul of perishables to Mumbai, the flight returned on Thursday to Kabul […]

Dachser opens three Southeast Asian offices to handle logistics demand

With demand for logistics continuing to skyrocket across the Southeast Asia region, Dachser has now opened new offices in Vietnam, Hong Kong and India. Dachser said the new locations have been set up in Hanoi, the New Territories of Hong Kong, and Mumbai. The new branch in Hanoi will supplement its already-existing Ho Chi Minh […]

New cargo terminal at Mumbai to meet e-commerce growth

Air cargo volumes at Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) are on the rise, and a new domestic air cargo terminal that opened earlier this week is expected to allow the airport to capture a larger portion of India’s booming e-commerce market. The new, 60,000-square-foot facility will contribute an additional 300,000 metric tonnes of capacity and […]

Cargolux, Oman Air extend service to Mumbai

Nearly a year after forming a cooperation agreement to launch freighter service between Luxembourg and Chennai, India, Oman Air and all-cargo carrier Cargolux are expanding their partnership with twice-weekly service to Mumbai, beginning March 8. Under the new agreement, the first weekly 747 service, operated by Cargolux, will use a Luxembourg-Bahrain-Mumbai-Muscat-Luxembourg route, leaving on Tuesdays. […]

Qatar to serve Indian pharma market

Following the success of Qatar Airway’s “QR Pharma” express Brussels-Basel-Doha service, launched last January, Qatar is now beginning pharma express routes from India to Doha. The first route, beginning today, will operate from Mumbai via Ahmedabad to Doha on Tuesdays and Fridays. The second route will begin on Nov. 11, operating from Hyderabad to Doha […]

Lufthansa Cargo committed to Vietnam

With its economic recovery in full swing, Vietnam has been named by Lufthansa Cargo as part of the carrier’s new winter schedule. The American Journal of Transportation said that, after a test phase over the summer, the cargo airline will be flying a 777F weekly to Ho Chi Minh City. The freighter will be departing […]

Emirates adds new nonstop to Iran

In the wake of June’s historic nuclear program accord between Iran, the United States and various other nations, Emirates took steps to add capacity between Iran and Dubai. Beginning Sept. 1, Emirates SkyCargo will begin five weekly nonstop flights to Mashhad, Iran, which will become the carrier’s second Iranian destination after Tehran, which it has […]

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 […]

Saudia expands service in India

In addition to its service to Mumbai, Saudia Cargo launched a bi-weekly 747F frequency from New Delhi to Riyadh and Jeddah earlier this month. The initial full load of cargo included pharmaceuticals, garments, fabric and other exports from India, destined for the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Keku Gazder, Saudia’s regional director, cargo, Indian subcontinent, […]

DHL expanding in India

The Hindu Business Line reports that DHL Express is planning to establish its third air cargo terminal in India, to be located in Mumbai. The new facility will be in addition to DHL facilities at the Delhi and Bengaluru airports. A forecast by IATA in late 2014 said India was the second fastest growing air […]

India’s Jet Airways dips its toe into cargo business

After already partnering on the passenger side, Mumbai based Jet Airways and Abu-Dhabi based Etihad Airways will partner on the cargo side. Jet Airways will ACMI lease one A330-200F from Etihad to begin with, gradually increasing to three. This is Jet’s first move into the freighter business, but the carrier is encouraged by Prime Minister […]