Airline weather shocks come faster than ever as climate changes

Extreme weather is no longer exceptional, and that’s forcing changes at some of the world’s most diligent storm trackers: airlines. Weather delays in the U.S. have been trending higher the past four years, upending historical patterns and jumping to an 11-year high for this year’s summer storm season, according to government data for the 30 […]

Hawaii looking to offer sustainable fuel supply to airlines

Hawaii could be among the first states offering a sustainable fuel supply to airlines, according to a recent Hawai’i Public Radio interview with Joelle Simonpietri, an organizer of the Hawaii Aviation and Climate Action Summit, held this past week on Dec. 3 in Honolulu. Simonpietri, a former Operational Manager of the military’s Green Initiative for […]

Amazon’s Tampa footprint to grow with Atlas acquisition of ex-United space

Today, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority passed a resolution granting Atlas Air approval to lease United Airlines’ former facilities at Tampa International Airport (TPA). The move suggests Amazon is growing its Tampa footprint, which will also support the airport’s already growing cargo volumes.   The acquisition aligns with Amazon’s need for increased space as both its service providers – Atlas and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) – expand […]

Giving thanks for Airlink’s help during natural disasters

Today and tomorrow, Air Cargo World will be closed in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. But while many U.S. companies have shut down to let their teams celebrate with their families, one aviation-related organization is still working tirelessly to provide aid and comfort to victims of natural disasters across the globe. During this start of […]

Air cargo industry responds with aid for Indonesian tsunami [VIDEO]

  As the death toll continues to rise past 1,500 people following the devastating 7.5 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last Friday, the air cargo industry is responding with aid and personnel that are being sent to the hardest-hit area near the city of Palu and also to a […]

United Airlines to launch daily seasonal EWR-PRG route

This week, United Airlines released news of a new daily seasonal 767-300 passenger route between Prague and Newark that will launch June of next year. Starting June 7, the route will depart Newark at 6:05 p.m., and will return at 10:10 a.m. from Václav Havel Airport (PRG). The frequency may appeal to forwarders in need […]

Logistics nonprofits provide timely U.S. Virgin Island response to Irma [VIDEO]

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – As Hurricane Irma completed its rampage across Florida over the weekend, additional emergency response teams started recovery efforts in the hard-hit U.S. Virgin Islands, with logistics nonprofit Airlink and United Airlines airlifting vital K-9 search and rescue dogs and other equipment here at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), the […]

Heathrow reports all-time high for August cargo volumes

Trade with Latin America and North America helped push cargo volumes at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to a record high for August, the airport reported. Heathrow saw a 13 percent, year-over-year, increase in cargo volumes for August, reaching 139,023 tonnes. Cargo volumes at LHR have been higher, y-o-y, every month so far in 2017. According […]

Airlink response to Harvey already under way

It has been four days since Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast as a Category 4 storm – the largest to make landfall in Texas since 1961. As rain continues to fall on the Houston metro area through southern Louisiana today, rapid-response disaster and humanitarian relief organization Airlink is already working with the aviation community […]

Double-digit revenue growth at United Cargo confirms strong market

Surging volumes at United Cargo pushed cargo revenues up 22.1 percent, year-over-year, to US$254 million in the second quarter of 2017, pushing the year-to-date growth rate and revenue numbers up to 17.9 percent, y-o-y, and $474 million, respectively. Comprising of less than 3 percent of United’s total half-year revenues, cargo remains a small percentage of […]

United, Lufthansa Cargo JV to share freight capacity, booking, handling

Finally, some good news regarding United – United Cargo, that is. After two years of negotiations, United Cargo and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a joint venture this week, covering a wide-range of cargo cooperation on routes between the United States and Europe. The trans-Atlantic deal, first proposed in 2015, covers cooperation on available capacity and […]

Alaska, Delta, United Q3 reports point to uncertain growth trajectory in US cargo

Of the three major American carriers to publish third-quarter results so far, only Alaska Airlines Cargo saw its cargo revenues increase, up 3 percent, year-over-year, to US$31 million – a fraction of its growing passenger revenue. Meanwhile, United registered a 4.7 percent decline in revenues, y-o-y, to $224 million and, as previously reported, Delta continued […]
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