U.S., Cuba solidify air transport agreement

Tentative approval for scheduled airline services from ten U.S. cities to Cuba may have implications for air cargo movement between the two countries. The news comes months after the U.S. Airforwarders Association (AfA) urged the country’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to assign routes to U.S. airlines that also offer cargo services. Tentative awards have now […]

U.S., Cuba sign historic deal restoring scheduled air access

For the first time in more than 50 years, the skies over Cuba are opening up to scheduled service from the United States. The two countries signed a deal today, officially allowing flights between their borders. Federal officials said they will allow more than 100 daily round-trip flights between the U.S. and 10 Cuban international […]

Unions cry foul over Norwegian subsidiary’s FACP request

Several labor unions and rival trans-Atlantic carriers are concerned about Norwegian Air Shuttle’s most recent application for a foreign air carrier permit (FACP) for its new subsidiary, Norwegian Air UK Ltd. (NAUK). Opponents are calling the move nothing more than an attempt to fly under a “flag of convenience” so it can operate in the […]

Mexico, U.S. extend agreement on air transport

An increase in trade and pleasure travel is expected as a result of an extension to an existing agreement between the United States and Mexico on air transport that dates back to 1960. Under the old agreement, only a limited number of U.S.-based carriers could fly between any given city in Mexico. The new deal, […]

AirNet, Kalitta Charters combine assets

Kalitta Charters, LLC, has acquired operational assets of U.S.-based charter service firm AirNet, and will provide financial and operational backing for the company. Based primarily in Columbus and St. Louis, AirNet provides scheduled and on-demand cargo charter services, avionic installations and aircraft maintenance. AirNet has a fleet of Beechcraft Barons and Bombardier Learjets. AirNet also […]

Animal Kingdom: Carriers vie for lucrative animal transport niche

A group of very important guests were transported on flight QR 8197 from Amsterdam-Schiphol to Las Vegas via Qatar Airways this past April. A 777-200 freighter was reserved for just 40 well-pampered passengers from 17 different countries, who flew “first class,” so to speak, on the 11-hour, 20-minute flight. The combined net worth of these […]
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