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 […]

Airbus’ A330s head for conversion

Airbus is poised to launch a conversion program for A330 freighters, although it is not clear yet if the new offerings will include both the -200 and -300 variants of the aircraft.
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  • August 29, 2011

DHL launches Latin American security-monitoring centers

To thwart tampering of shipments, DHL has launched seven security-monitoring centers in Latin America. Serving Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela, the centers feature the latest in geolocalization technology to track cargo from its origin to its point of destination.
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  • August 26, 2011

Overall cargo down 4 percent at LAX

It’s been a rough six months for air cargo at Los Angeles International Airport. But at a time where total cargo numbers around the world are down, LAX is only experiencing a modest decrease.
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  • August 26, 2011

Five questions … Johnny Hobayan

For decades, Hawaii’s been renowned worldwide for its booming tourism sector. But certain aviation insiders hope to add another merit to the nation’s service repertoire: its airfreight operations. Johnny Hobayan, Aloha Air Cargo’s new vice president of sales and marketing, recently sat down with Air Cargo World to discuss Hawaii’s air cargo sector.
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  • August 26, 2011

Cargo rates decline in Asia-Pacific

Consistent with the global market slump, July airfreight volumes in the Asia-Pacific fell 4 percent from 2010 levels. The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines blames the decline on a variety of factors, including the inability to sustain last year’s rebound surge and weakening markets in the U.S. and Europe.
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  • August 25, 2011

Beyond E-freight: IT can drive efficiency

Air cargo volumes are slowly recovering from their 2008 cliff fall, but shipper inventory replenishment uncertainties are making future numbers difficult to project. The only certainties are that yields and margins have been squeezed, and that operating costs, security requirements and regulatory compliance issues have increased.
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  • August 25, 2011

Delta to acquire 100 Boeing 737-900ERs

As part of its fleet overhaul initiative, Delta has purchased 100 737-900ERs from Boeing. The order, valued at $8.58 billion, will allow the American carrier to gradually retire less fuel-efficient planes over a five-year period.
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  • August 25, 2011

The world’s top 50 airports

Growth — substantive and encouraging, but perhaps fleeting — is the overarching theme  of the Airports Council International’s ranking of the busiest cargo airports in 2010.
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  • August 25, 2011

Revenue management: Not just a gut feeling

Many in the industry know by now that revenue is not best left up to gut feel. A thesis on air cargo revenue management, produced by a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 2006, confirmed that there are scientific and higher-yielding ways of filling an aircraft.
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  • August 25, 2011

India: Poor infrastructure limits airfreight

India is a nation of contradictions. On one hand, the South Asian nation is enjoying a booming economy, capitulated by its status as a Mecca for the IT, textiles and pharmaceuticals sectors — but the other side tells a bleaker story.
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  • August 25, 2011