National Airlines chooses Descartes to streamline mail operation

Regional U.S.-based cargo carrier National Airlines said it has chosen the “vMail” platform, by Canadian logistics IT firm Descartes Systems Group, to track its mail transportation activities worldwide. Ryan Dereska, National’s business development manager for government and defense, said that vMail can provide customers “real-time access to shipment and delivery status, the ability to view […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 30, 2018

National Airlines relief flights to Aguadilla target Puerto Rico’s worst-hit regions

A National Airlines 747-400 freighter has been busy over the last few weeks, operating 13 flights, at discounted rates, transporting 2.7 million pounds of aid to Puerto Rico to areas most devastated by Hurricane Maria. Three weeks after the hurricane passed over the island, conditions on the ground in Puerto Rico remain dire, leaving millions […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 17, 2017

BST Logistics expands ACMI agreements with National Airlines, CASIL

Orlando-based National Airlines will operate two 747-400F freighters on behalf of Chinese company BST Logistics, which also announced plans to expand its cooperation with China Aerospace International Holdings Ltd (CASIL) – a subsidiary of state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp. BST Logistics operates weekly scheduled flights with destinations in China, Europe, Russia and the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 15, 2017

National Airlines to launch round-the-world freighter service

National Airlines and Navitrans USA announced plans to launch a weekly scheduled round-the-world freighter service utilizing a B747-400F, on June 1, 2017. The new route is a marathon of global freight hubs, touching down in O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Liège Airport (LGG), Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD), Hong Kong International Airport (HKG), Narita International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 16, 2017

Silk Way West wins U.S. foreign carrier permit

After a two-year bureaucratic battle with a rival carrier, Silk Way West Airlines has been granted a foreign carrier air permit by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), allowing the carrier to offer both scheduled and chartered cargo flights between Baku and New York’s JFK Airport. The Azerbaijani carrier’s 2014 application was initially opposed by National […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 30, 2016

News Briefs: Fraport-China Southern, NTSB investigates, Maximus profits

Fraport Cargo Services will take over the cargo handling for China Southern Cargo at Frankfurt Airport, beginning February 25. FCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG, one of the world’s leading companies in the international airport business. Five weekly freighter turnarounds will fly between Guangzhou and Frankfurt. China Southern also serves the Shanghai-Frankfurt route […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 11, 2015

Sun shines for Florida freight

Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade Aviation Department.   Miami routinely garners the most attention when it comes to airfreight in Florida. But the often-overlooked fact is that 11 percent of the U.S.’s air cargo travels through Florida – and not just Miami International Airport – says Tony Carvajal, executive vice president for the Florida Chamber Foundation. […]
  • January 31, 2014