AA Cargo jumps into action to mitigate post-hurricane humanitarian disaster

The first American Airlines Cargo relief flight to San Juan, Puerto Rico, touched down yesterday at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), carrying volunteers and more than 10,000 pounds relief supplies. “We have many more planned for today through the weekend as part of our Operation #PuertoRicoStrong,” wrote AA Cargo’s president, Rick Elieson. In a […]

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 […]

DHL Global Forwarding, United angle for more Puerto Rico pharma

DHL Global Forwarding (DHL-GF) and United Airlines are the latest companies to expand their Puerto Rico operations, as air cargo carriers and handlers angle for a piece of the unincorporated U.S. territory’s pharmaceutical export market. With 49 pharmaceutical plants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, plus 12 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies, […]

Carriers flock to Puerto Rico’s pharma exports

Even as mutual funds and other creditors circle Puerto Rico and its besieged economy, looking to claw back some US$70 billion in debt, Cargolux and CAL Cargo Airline are adding flights to the unincorporated U.S. territory to capitalize on strong pharmaceutical exports. For all its dismal financial press, Puerto Rico still has extensive pharmaceutical exports, […]

IAG to boost pharma business in Latin America

Citing growing Latin American demand for pharmaceutical goods, IAG Cargo said it is introducing three new routes to Latin America. Beginning in the spring of 2016, IAG will operate direct flights from London Gatwick to San Jose, Costa Rica, and to Lima, Peru. Additionally, on May 15, 2016, IAG Cargo is scheduled to begin service […]

Panalpina flies pharma from Puerto Rico to Europe

Panalpina now offers a new service from Puerto Rico directly into Luxembourg in collaboration with Cargolux. The weekly service marks the first regular call of a full freighter aircraft at San Juan International Airport. It gives health care customers in the area guaranteed uplift for their cargo on a Boeing 747-400F. Most of the world’s […]
  • August 18, 2014