I saw a film today, oh boy: A day in the life of Finnish pharma [VIDEO]

We all know what cargo looks like being processed in an airfreight facility, but have you stopped and thought what it must be like for the cargo itself? Now this burning philosophical question has been answered, thanks to Finnair. The Finland-based carrier’s 360-degree video showing its internal airport operations is the psychedelic air cargo eye-candy you […]

Export drop affects Dubai’s 2011 freight numbers

Despite a 0.8-percent, year-over-year, rise in December, 2011 freight volumes at Dubai International Airport fell 1.5 percent from 2010, dropping from 2.22 million tonnes to 2.19 million tonnes. Airport officials partly attribute this loss to a dive in Asian exports, which was propelled by financial troubles in the U.S. and the eurozone.
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  • January 24, 2012

European freight carriers report mixed December results

Despite financial troubles in the eurozone, December cargo volumes for some European carriers remained high. Air France-KLM, for instance, saw only a 0.3-percent, year-over-year, decline in freight traffic, while British Airways experienced a 16.8-percent, year-over-year, jump in freight tonne kilometers in December. Spanish flag carrier Iberia wasn’t so lucky, however.
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  • January 24, 2012

Freight volumes among Asian airlines vary greatly

News about soft freight volumes out of the Asia-Pacific has garnered headlines lately, but it appears that the phenomenon hasn’t affected all carriers equally. Cathay Pacific Airways, for instance, saw cargo traffic decline rapidly throughout 2011, while Japan’s All Nippon Airlines reported freight volumes on par with 2010 levels.
  • Staff Reports
  • January 20, 2012

Q4 brings mixed results for Southwest

Operating revenue for Southwest Airlines’ freight sector reached $36 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, a 12.5 percent, year-over-year, gain. This increase is on par with Southwest’s operating revenue growth for the year, which rose 11.2 percent from 2010; such gains were partially offset by increased costs incurred during this period, however.
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  • January 20, 2012

African, Latin American nations rank among top exporters

Africa and the Americas are emerging as the shining stars of the airfreight industry, according to the 2012 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index. Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco and the Latin American nations of Ecuador, Peru, Mexico and Chile all rank among the top 10 fastest-growing exporters, the report found.
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  • January 19, 2012

Cargolux increases service to Indiana

Indianapolis International Airport is now the recipient of a third weekly Cargolux flight performed on Boeing 747-400F aircraft. The Luxembourgian freight carrier will fly to Indiana every Sunday to address European pharmaceutical demand propelled by Indianapolis’ Roche Diagnostics.
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  • January 19, 2012

Hactl’s 2011 volumes down despite fourth-quarter surge

Sluggish import and export levels impaired freight volumes at Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals in 2011. Although Hactl saw volumes rise steadily in the last three months of the year, Hong Kong International Airport’s major airfreight operator only handled 2,719,321 tonnes in 2011, a 6.2-percent, year-over-year, drop.
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  • January 19, 2012

Kerry Logistics to expand in central China

Kerry Logistics will break ground on a 70,000-square-meter logistics center in Zhengzhou, China, in the second quarter of 2012. The facility is slated for completion in the first quarter of 2013.
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  • January 17, 2012

Emirates SkyCargo launches South American service

Emirates SkyCargo is eying South America as a key region of growth. In addition to citing the freight implications for Emirates’ daily passenger route to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, which commenced January 3, the carrier also has high hopes for its thrice-weekly freight route to Sao Paulo.
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  • January 16, 2012

flydubai Cargo off to a strong start

flydubai, which came into the world as a low-cost carrier in June 2009, launched a cargo division January 1, and in the first few weeks of operation, flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said he has been pleased with the venture’s performance. He called the new services a natural step in the evolution of flydubai, but […]
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  • January 16, 2012

Southwest to launch ATL freight facility

Southwest Airlines has constructed a 26,000-square-foot cargo facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which will open for business on February 12. The launch of this facility coincides with Southwest’s initiation of passenger service to Atlanta, a byproduct of the carrier’s May 2011 acquisition of AirTran Airways.
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  • January 13, 2012