TACA Peru launches MIA freighter flights

Freighter traffic is picking up at Miami International Airport (MIA), where Avianca Holdings subsidiary Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) will operate four A330-2F flights per week between MIA and five South American cities, the airport announced. TACA’s South American widebody freighter service from MIA will transport airfreight to Lima, Santiago, Bogota, Medellin and Buenos Aires, […]

NAC to begin Caribbean charter flights from MIA

With interest in pharmaceuticals and other perishable goods on the rise, U.S.-based freighter carrier Northern Air Cargo (NAC) – known mostly for serving icier climes in Alaska – said it will begin four-times-a-week charter service out of Miami International Airport (MIA) on Nov. 1 to several destinations around the Caribbean Islands. Two of the flights […]

Unchartered Waters: Surviving a treacherous charter market

There’s an old adage in the airfreight business that says if you have to ship something by air, you’ve probably made some kind of mistake. Why else would shippers pay exorbitant air cargo rates instead of putting it in a truck or on the water? This is especially true in the ad hoc air charter […]

3D Printing & Cargo: Threat or opportunity?

Many people still think of 3D printing (3DP) as a toy for the “maker” geeks crowd. Today, that toy status of 3DP is official. Mattel recently introduced a 3D printer for kids called the ThingMaker, which runs on cuttingedge 3D design and printing technology from Autodesk, the same company that brought the world AutoCAD. The […]

Northern Aviation Services chooses Unisys

After conducting a four-year search and testing many IT systems, Anchorage-based Northern Aviation Services has selected cloud-based Unisys software systems to replace its legacy software. Northern Aviation Services is the parent company of Anchorage’s Northern Air Cargo and Aloha Air Cargo, based in Honolulu. Dave Squier, vice president of operations for Northern Aviation Services said […]

Priming the Pump: Surviving volatility in the oil and gas market

A 70-tonne piece of energy equipment had to be sent by air to the inland city of Erbil, Iraq, from Bakersfield, U.S., in February. Many thought it couldn’t be done due to the sheer length and size of the cargo, and the fact that it had to be transported in one piece. Ruslan International, a […]

Northern Air Cargo assists in ‘The Last Great Race’

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, called “The Last Great Race,” has been held every year in Alaska since 1973. The race is the re-enactment of the dogsled freight route from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska, covering a distance of 1,049 miles in harsh, cold winter conditions. Before the advent of aircraft, dog sled drivers, known […]