The Week in brief

  • IAG Cargo has taken delivery of its final two of three Boeing 747-8 freighters. The aircraft, which join British Airways World Cargo’s fleet, will be flown on routes to London Stansted Airport, Frankfurt Airport, O’Hare International Airport, Hong Kong International Airport and more.
  • Delta Air Lines carried 2.37 million tonnes of freight from January to December 2011, a 4.4-percent hike from 2010. Despite this gain, the American carrier saw December freight volumes fall 2.1 percent from December 2010, transitioning from 202,020 tonnes to 197,733 tonnes.
  • Senegal Airlines has named ECS Group as its global air cargo general sales and service agent. Under the agreement, ECS assumes responsibility for promoting freight capacity on Senegal Airlines’ 180 weekly flights from Cameroon, Cape Verde, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and more.
  • Lufthansa Technik has acquired sole ownership of AirLiance Materials, a 14-year-old supplier of used aircraft parts, by buying shares previously held by United Airlines and Air Canada. AirLance is based in proximity to O’Hare International Airport.
  • American Airlines Cargo has been named the leading freight carrier at JFK International Airport, according to data compiled by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. AA Cargo, which transported 115,000 tonnes of freight from January to October 2011, handled more than 9 percent of the airport’s total tonnage during this period.
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