A fuel-saving angle for cargo

Though usually touted for fuel savings, winglets give cargo carriers other opportunities – including opening new markets. Winglets have been widely used by airlines since the 1990s and 2000s. They help blend the air that runs on the top and bottom of the wing tip. Under the wing, the pressure is high, and above it, […]
  • August 25, 2014

The week in brief

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany continued to grow slightly. Between January and June, 442,109 tonnes were handled, a growth rate of 0.9 percent year over year. The number of aircraft movements rose by 5.5 percent to 30,552 during the first half of the year. LAN Airlines and its affiliates announced that beginning in […]
  • July 17, 2014

Summer of change

The summer of 2014 is shaping up to be one of change for air cargo, with a spate of leadership moves and a major cargo shakeup at Delta. Glyn Hughes, IATA’s new head of global cargo, seems to be a great pick to succeed Des Vertannes. Hughes, a 23-year IATA veteran, assumed his new post […]

Jan Krems to head United Cargo

Jan Krems, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years in air cargo, confirmed Wednesday that he will serve as United Cargo’s next president. Krems is now vice president Americas for Air France/KLM/Martinair Cargo. He has worked at KLM Cargo for two decades. Krems tells Air Cargo World that he does not know what date he […]
  • June 18, 2014

Delta, United make major cargo changes

(Editor’s note: this article was edited to remove references to United’s change in cargo handlers.) The top cargo executives at United Airlines and Delta Air Lines are leaving. Robbie Anderson, president of United Cargo since 2010, is leaving the company while Tony Charaf, senior vice president and chief cargo officer at Delta, is retiring effective […]
  • June 11, 2014

Compton: Carriers are well positioned to invest in cargo

Jim Compton, vice chairman of United Airlines, told attendees Monday at the CNS Partnership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, that despite air cargo’s myriad challenges, he is more optimistic than at any time during his nearly 30 years in aviation. Compton, who also holds the title of United’s chief revenue officer, said that as airlines […]

Cargo execs reflect on industry

One of the air cargo sector’s strengths is its breadth of astute management. As the industry heads optimistically into the uncertainty of 2014, it will rely heavily on the guidance of its top executives. Air Cargo World has selected six of the industry’s best to highlight in our annual Air Cargo Leaders feature. United Cargo […]

Mexico’s economy sprouts wings

Mexico’s economy is evolving. Its GDP has risen over the past few years, and its people are becoming wealthier. Within five years, Mexican factories could produce up to US$60 billion in output annually, according to the Boston Consulting Group. The business strategy adviser also reported that in 2012, average manufacturing costs in Mexico, adjusted for […]
  • July 30, 2013
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