Atlas Air to operate 747F for SF Express on trans-Pacific routes

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary Atlas Air recently inked a new ACMI lease agreement with SF Express to operate a 747-400F on trans-Pacific routes for the express carrier. The deal, which will commence in October, will expand the Shenzen-based SF Express network into the trans-Pacific market. SF Express has traditionally operated a fleet of narrowbody […]

China Cargo Airlines, SIA Cargo launch joint flights

Singapore Airlines Cargo and China Cargo Airlines have inked a deal to begin operating joint freighters services between Singapore Changi Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport on June 26. The amalgamation of services comes 18 months after SIA Cargo purchased a 16-percent stake in the Chinese freight carrier.
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  • June 26, 2012

Nestle to establish manufacturing facility at DWC

Nestle has invested more than AED500 million to construct a manufacturing facility for nutrition, culinary and coffee products at Dubai World Central. The facility, which will sit on a 175,000-square-meter plot at the airport, will complement the global food company’s existing manufacturing presence in Dubai.
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  • June 26, 2012

LAN, TAM make it official

South American carriers LAN Airlines and TAM have banded together, forming the LATAM Airlines Group. The merger forms the largest airline group in South America, according to a press release. The combined LAN Cargo, which has three smaller affiliate carriers, and TAM Cargo will now be able to offer routings to 169 cities around the […]
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  • June 22, 2012

Emirates piles on Iraqi capacity

Emirates Airline will begin passenger service from Dubai to Erbil, Iraq, four times each week starting in August. The service will be offered daily starting in September. The Airbus 340-300 service comes with room for 13 tonnes of cargo in the belly hold, increasing tonnage on what has been a very profitable route for Emirates […]
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  • June 22, 2012

TIACA urges more mutual-recognition agreements

The International Air Cargo Association has applauded the recent agreements forged by authorities around the world to mutually recognize other countries’ airfreight screening regimes. But more nations should follow the lead of these trailblazing countries, TIACA indicated in a press release.
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  • June 21, 2012

Boeing, LOT Polish Airlines collaborate for air traffic management

Boeing has partnered up with LOT Polish Airlines, the Polish government and academic institutions to develop new air traffic management technologies in Poland. The project coalition, which was formed at the U.S.-Poland Economic Summit, is seeking to increase airline profitability and make aviation in Poland more efficient, according to Boeing reports.
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  • June 21, 2012

Oman Air sees record cargo numbers

The first five months of 2012 brought unprecedented growth to Oman Air. In addition to reporting double-digit increases in its passenger operations, the Middle Eastern carrier saw cargo revenue and tonnage surge 47 percent and 33 percent, year-over-year, respectfully.
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  • June 21, 2012

Canada targeting new economies, UPS exec says

Other nations should emulate Canada’s approach to international commerce, a top UPS official said. In an address to the Economic Club of Canada, the UPS executive praised Canada for looking beyond its own borders and the U.S. to reach “the new consumers” — the emerging middle class in Asia and Latin America.
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  • June 20, 2012

Carriers band together for biofuel trip

Air Canada and three other airlines took steps into the world of biofuels today, operating a series of flights between Canada and South America using planes powered by biofuels. Air Canada’s Airbus-supported flight, which was partially fueled by recycled cooking oil, is part of an initiative by the International Civil Aviation Organization and was undertaken […]
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  • June 19, 2012

FedEx’s Q4 earnings dip slightly

Although FedEx’s revenue rose 3.8 percent, year-over-year, in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended May 31, the U.S-based integrator saw earnings slide 1.4 percent, year-over-year, to $550 million. Even so, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight performed particularly well in the fourth quarter, with revenues in those segments surging 9 percent and 7 […]
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  • June 19, 2012

HKIA sees May cargo increase

After 14 months of declines, Hong Kong International Airport recorded modest cargo growth in May. Volumes increased 1.1 percent, year-over-year, to 333,000 tonnes — a figure reflecting a 3 percent, year-over-year, surge in exports and higher-than-average traffic to and from Southeast Asia.
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  • June 18, 2012

ACI, ICAO sign MoU for airport safety

The International Civil Aviation Organization and Airports Council International have linked up to improve safety at airports worldwide. Under the MoU the organizations signed on June 15, ICAO and ACI will work together on technical assistance programs, support regional collaboration, exchange data and attain mutual access to each other’s databases.
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  • June 18, 2012