Air Cargo

Africa needs to replace ageing fleet

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Planemaker Boeing forecast that Africa would need about 700 aircraft worth $80 billion over the next 20 years to deal with increased air traffic as the continent's economy picks up. The world's poorest continent is enjoying increased air travel and air ca Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo announces new personnel positions

AJOT | September 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii's largest air-freight carrier, announced today the hiring of a director of sales and business development and promotion of an existing employee. Read More »

Coyne Airways steps up Afghanistan presence with launch of new Boeing 747-400 freighter

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways is stepping up its cargo services to Afghanistan with the introduction of a weekly Boeing 747-400 freighter service from Dubai to Bagram.

The Tuesday service commenced on September 14th and is supplemented by an IL-76 freighter Read More »

Turkey’s Atlasjet to venture into Russian aviation

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Atlasjet, an unlisted discount Turkish airline, said it was investing $110 million to form a company in the Russian aviation sector. Read More »

Air France-KLM Cargo & Martinair Cargo offer freighter flights from Amsterdam to Shanghai via Moscow

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

As of September 16, 2010, AF-KL Cargo & Martinair Cargo will operate a twice weekly Boeing 747-400 ERF flight between Amsterdam-Schiphol and Shanghai-Pu Dong via Moscow, operated on Thursdays and Saturdays. Read More »

Asiana Airlines’ inaugural flight to Hartsfield-Jackson brings cargo, jobs

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's newest cargo carrier arrived last week as an Asiana Airlines 747-400 touched down to a traditional water cannon salute.

City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Airport interim General Manager Robert Kennedy Read More »

Recorders from UPS plane crash in Dubai sent to US

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

The data and voice recorders from a Boeing 747-400 plane operated by U.S. parcel delivery firm UPS that crashed in Dubai this month have been sent to the United States for analysis, the UAE state news agency said.

Two crew members died when t Read More »

Paris becomes seventh European city in AirBridgeCargo’s network

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo business of Volga-Dnepr Group, has launched a twice-weekly all-cargo service to Paris Charles de Gaulle.

The new Boeing 747 route will link with both Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo Airports in M Read More »

IL-76TD-90VD completes transportation of 34-ton metellic roll from Finland to China

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Oy Procargo - Professional Cargo Care in Finland and Ocean Knight Shipping in Shanghai chartered one of Volga-Dnepr Airlines' new IL-76TD-90VD freighters to transport a 34-ton metallic roll and equipment to a paper factory in China.
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Korean Air praised by CA Governor Schwardzenegger

AJOT | September 19, 2010 | Air Cargo

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger met with Korean Air Chairman Y.H. Cho here recently to personally thank the Chairman for Korean Air's ongoing commitment and investments in California.

The Governor also offered his office's assistance to help cut ' Read More »

UPS cargo plane crashes in Dubai, two killed

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

A Boeing 747-400 cargo plane operated by United Parcel Service Inc crashed shortly after takeoff into a military compound near Dubai's airport, killing two crew members, authorities said. Read More »

New Nairobi handling facility confirms first two customers

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo and Nairobi-based Astral Aviation will be the first airlines to be handled through the new Transglobal Cargo Centre on-airport facility at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Read More »

Marnell Air Cargo Center at McCarran International Airport slated to open early October 2010

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Executives atMarnell Properties, a leading Las Vegas-based real estate development company, announced the Marnell Air Cargo Center located at one of the nation's busiest airports, McCarran International Airport, is on-schedule and slated to open early Oct Read More »

Air cargo demand to slow from post-recession surge

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Demand for air freight, a leading indicator for the strength of world trade, is set to slow in the rest of 2010 and through 2011, the International Air Transport Association said.

In a snapshot of the cargo industry, IATA said air freight mar Read More »

DB Schenker Logistics invests more than ‘45m in Greater Helsinki

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

New location for land transport near the airport
With an investment volume of more than EUR 45 million, DB Schenker Logistics is building its new hub and corporate office for Finland in Vantaa, near the airport, in the northern suburbs of He Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo with new Chief Information officer in November

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Dr. Roland Sch'tz (42) is taking over as Chief Information Officer at Lufthansa Cargo AG with effect from November. Dr. Sch'tz, currently Chief Operating Officer Infrastructure Services at Lufthansa Systems succeeds Silke Lehnhardt (46). After 22 years a Read More »

Air China says to buy four Boeing planes for $1.2 blllion

AJOT | September 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China Ltd said it had agreed to buy four 777-300ER aircraft from Boeing for a total basic price of $1.15 billion to expand fleet capacity. Read More »

DHL proves invaluable in supporting US upstart’s explosive growth

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading logistics company, announced that it is now the exclusive international express delivery provider for Stretchy Shapes, the market leader in upscale, durable and highly collectible fun-shaped bracelets. DHL Express is helping the B Read More »

Hactl announces August tonnage throughput

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage throughput for August 2010. A total of 243,039 tons were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 17.5%. Cumulative tonnage for the first eight months of the year was 1, Read More »

Hactl provides staunch support to Midex Airlines

AJOT | September 02, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has announced that Midex Airlines has appointed Hactl's one-stop-shop service for cargo ground handling at Hong Kong International Airport, including physical cargo handling, air cargo documentation, ramp hand Read More »