The Freight 50: Sharpest climbs and falls among carriers

As noted in this year's Freight 50 feature, DHL reported the strongest y-o-y growth during 2018. The second-fastest grower on the list, Vietnam Airlines, made its first appearance on the Freight 50 list at the No. 46 spot thanks to year-over-year growth of 170.2% during 2018. Although many Chinese carriers have struggled to maintain growth […]

WFS nabs four French air-cargo handling deals, renews a fifth

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is expanding its cargo handling operations via four new contracts with passenger and freighter airlines in France, and renewed an existing international contract. Four of the contracts cover handling at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), and at WFS’s 11 other cargo stations in France. WFS also renewed its cargo handling […]

Cecil killing prompts trophy cargo policy review

Call it the “Cecil Effect.” In the aftermath of the illegal killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist in Zimbabwe, airlines that carry “trophy kills” as cargo have come under pressure by organizations such as the Humane Society International. Now, Delta Air Lines, which had been a holdout, has agreed not to carry […]

Vietnam must support air cargo, IATA says

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Vietnamese government to work with the air transport sector to strengthen the country’s economy through global air connectivity. “Vietnam is a dynamic and rapidly growing aviation market. The successful development of aviation will pay big dividends to the Vietnamese economy. It must be treated as a […]
  • August 28, 2014

Vietnam exports flourish

In a long-anticipated move, Vietnam Airlines has submitted its plan for an IPO to the national ministry of transport. The listing is meant to generate funds for the overdue expansion of the carrier’s long-haul network. In recent years, Vietnam Airlines has added narrow-bodies to its fleet, but the last wide-body aircraft it took on board […]
  • July 29, 2014