Are challenges at New Istanbul Airport threatening carriers’ cargo operations?

After several delays to entering operations, the massive New Istanbul Airport (now IST, formerly ISL) finally opened for commercial operations in April. Since that time, however, the airport has been faced with several challenges – meteorological and political – that could be cause for concern for air cargo providers moving forward.    On May 17, flights to IST from several […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Chelsea Toczauer
  • June 10, 2019

Silk Way West to operate with ACL Airshop’s ULD tracking tech

After less than one month on the market, ACL Airshop’s real-time Bluetooth-enabled ULD tracking technology is already translating into more cargo business, as carriers take steps to eliminate so-called “black spots” from the airfreight supply chain. “Improved ULD logistics has become one of our strategic focuses, as it directly contributes to the bottom line, while […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 24, 2017

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes of freight were handled at HHN, […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 13, 2017

Panalpina adds Baku to schedule

Using 747-8 freighters operated by Silk Way West Airlines, Panalpina is including Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, to its list of scheduled charter destinations. Panalpina will offer a mid-week and a weekend rotation from Luxembourg to Shanghai via Baku, and back. Sou Ping Chee, Panalpina’s head of airfreight for Asia Pacific, said eastbound flights will […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 28, 2015

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West commits to three 747-8Fs

Boeing and Azerbaijan-based Silk Way West are working on finalizing a deal for three 747-8Fs. Boeing said that once all contingencies have been removed, the contract will be worth more than $1.1 billion at current list prices (although airlines typically negotiate substantial discounts from list). Silk Way West, named for the historic silk trading route between […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 12, 2015