Air Cargo

Panalpina expands controlled air freight network to Brazil

AJOT | February 28, 2015 | Air Cargo

The extended service is part of the recently renewed long-term agreement between Panalpina and Atlas Air. It offers scheduled main deck capacity to South America from the US and a record transit time of less than 40 hours from Hong Kong to São Paulo. Read More »

Boeing, FedEx battle back vs US airlines on Gulf competition

Reuters | February 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

A push by three U.S. airlines to curb competition from Gulf state carriers has triggered a sharp response from other powerful U.S. aviation companies including Boeing Co and FedEx Corp, potentially complicating the airlines’ campaign for Obama administration support. Read More »

IAG Cargo 2014 full year financial results

AJOT | February 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

On a like for like basis, adjusting the prior year’s figures to reflect a directly comparable freighter operation, commercial revenue increased 2.4 per cent versus last year. Read More »

Emirates Airline urges US to ignore subsidy claims

Reuters | February 25, 2015 | Air Cargo

The head of Dubai's Emirates has hit back at U.S. airlines in an increasingly bitter subsidy spat and urged Washington to block their calls to renegotiate Open Skies agreements. Read More »

IAG Cargo grows network through strategic partnership with Finnair Cargo

AJOT | February 24, 2015 | Air Cargo

Finnish flag carrier the sixth cargo operator to join IAG CArgo’s Innovative Partner Plus Programme Read More »

AAR to sell cargo handling business to TransDigm for $725 million

Reuters | February 23, 2015 | Air Cargo

AAR Corp said it would sell its cargo handling business, Telair Cargo Group, to TransDigm Group Inc for $725 million in cash to focus on its aviation services business. Read More »

Air Cargo Industry Veteran Des Vertannes Joins SmartKargo

PR Newswire | February 23, 2015 | Air Cargo

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SmartKargo, the world's most advanced air cargo management solution, announced that Desmond (Des) Vertannes has joined the SmartKargo team as Strategic Adviser. "We are fortunate to have Des on board," said Jay Shelat, SmartKargo Executive VP, Sales and Marketing. "Des' more than four decades of air cargo experience, knowledge, and network are unsurpassed.

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Nairobi-Schiphol freighters up 50% as Europe says it with flowers

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol saw a massive 50% increase in freighter capacity from Nairobi, in the week running up to St. Valentine’s Day. Read More »

Alaska Airlines announces order for 6 Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs

PR Newswire | February 18, 2015 | Air Cargo

SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle's hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing 737-900 Extended Range aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing's current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska's total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79.

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LUG aircargo handling at Air Cargo Africa 2015

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Patrik Tschirch, Managing Director of LUG aircargo handling GmbH, one of the most innovative, independent ground service companies in Germany, will be attending the forthcoming Air Cargo Africa 2015. Read More »

Third Longines Hong Kong Masters sees Hactl handling another major horse shipment

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Hactl handled all 62 animals on their arrival from Liege, on board a freighter flight operated by carrier Emirates SkyCargo Read More »

Industry veteran leads purchase of Freight Force, Inc.

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Freight Force, Inc. announced that logistics executive Chris Coppersmith has lead a team to purchase the business effective January 1, 2015. Freight Force, Inc. ("Company") offers a centralized point of contact for billing, sales, claims management, and other key operational needs for air freight cartage providers. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo welcomes fifth Boeing 777F in Frankfurt

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

The modernization of Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet continues: On February 12, 2015, the fifth Boeing 777F of the cargo airline with the registration D-ALFE landed in Frankfurt for the first time at 9:51, local time. Read More »

Advancements Strengthen UTi Worldwide’s Specialized Pharma Position in Europe

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Sophisticated Temperature-Controlled Facility in Rome and Brussels Airport CEIV Certification Support UTi's Cold Chain Growth and Excellence for Pharmaceutical Clients . Read More »

International Response delivers urgent oil pipes from Scotland to Turkey in three days

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

A team of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ experts in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted combined their expertise to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment from Scotland to Turkey. Read More »

UK’s Freight Transport Association: says country must add air cargo capacity

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

The UK's Freight Transport Association (FTA) recently told the Airports Commission Consultation that 'extra airport runway capacity in London and the south east of England is vital to the UK economy." Read More »

Pacific Air Cargo adds Extra Flights in Response to West Coast Ports’ Shutdown

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Pacific Air Cargo LLC has today confirmed it will operate an additional B747 Freighter service on its Los Angeles – Honolulu route this Sunday. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces new roles for transatlantic and international business

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced two new senior management appointments to focus on its increasing transatlantic services and the development of its international network covering Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Africa. Read More »

Subaru says to keep flying car parts to U.S. amid port delays

Reuters | February 15, 2015 | Air Cargo

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd , the maker of Subaru cars, said it would continue flying car parts to its U.S. factory beyond an initial arrangement through the end of February, as a labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports delays shipments. Read More »

Ethiopian capital expands airport, plans new hub to meet growth

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Ethiopia will complete expansion work on the capital's airport in 2018 to triple the number of passengers it handles from 7 million a year now and will soon pick a site for a new hub to deal with 10 times the number in future, a senior official said. Read More »