Air Cargo

Cargo plane crashes near Kabul, seven dead

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

A civilian cargo transport plane crashed into mountains near the Afghan capital Kabul, killing at least seven people on board, a local civil aviation official said.

It was not immediately clear how many people were aboard the plane. An Afghan Read More »

More freight at Lufthansa Cargo

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo reported an increase in freight and a significantly improved load factor at the close of the third quarter of 2010. From January to September, the carrier transported about 1.3 million tonnes of freight. This represents a year-on-year incr Read More »

Cathay Pacific freight capacity sufficient despite plane delay

AJOT | October 12, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd , Hong Kong's dominant airline, has sufficient freight capacity despite a delay in the delivery of new 747-8F freighters from Boeing Co , its chief executive said.

"We're obviously disappointed that the delivery of Read More »

China Southern settles on ANS

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

The transpacific activities of Airline Network Services underwent significant expansion with China Southern Airlines' appointment of ANS to handle cargo sales in the Los Angeles and San Francisco regions.

Jens Tubbesing, ANS' chief executive, Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo expands services to Japan

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Starting November 1st, Lufthansa Cargo will offer its customers even more capacity and greater flexibility as regards the transport of air cargo to and from Japan. The airline is boosting its services to 12 flights a week, and is thus virtually doubling i Read More »

All Nippon Airlines launches Jakarta and Manila services

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan's second largest carrier,will add two further international destinations to its network, commencing in 2011.

In March 2011, ANA will commence daily services form its Tokyo (Narita) hub to Manila, Philipines usi Read More »

AirBridgeCargo B747 becomes an aircraft carrier for aerobatic aircraft travelling to China

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

One of AirBridgeCargo Airlines' Boeing 747-400 freighters acted as an 'aircraft carrier' for four aerobatic aircraft travelling from the Netherlands to China.

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Air France-KLM September traffic up 1.8%

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM passenger traffic rose 1.8 percent in September despite sporadic French air traffic control strikes and its planes flew with fewer empty seats, Europe's largest airline group by revenues said.

Cargo traffic rose 6.0% and the lo Read More »

British Airways World Cargo selects Descartes as preferred global Customs filing and…

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Descartes Systems Group announced that British Airways (BA) World Cargo has selected Descartes' Global Logistics Network (GLN) as its preferred global solution for air cargo messaging for customs filing, e-freight and other electronic data interchange. < Read More »

Kenya Airways eyes passengers and cargo

AJOT | October 07, 2010 | Air Cargo

Kenya Airways expects to carry 3 million passengers and 60,000 tons of cargo in its year ending next March, thanks to expansion of its routes in Africa and the Middle East, its chief executive said.

The airline, one of the top carriers in Afr Read More »

Hactl announces throughput for the third quarter of 2010

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage throughput for September and the third quarter of 2010. A total of 242,043 tonnes were handled in the month, representing a year-on-year growth of 14.0%. Tonnage throughout for the third q Read More »

UAL, Continental close deal to form No. 1 airline

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

UAL Corp and Continental Airlines Inc closed their merger to form the world's largest carrier, called United Airlines.

The airline is a unit of United Continental Holdings Inc , the holding company formed under the $3.17 billion all-stock mer Read More »

US mulls safeguards on battery shipments

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. regulators want to beef up safety measures on air-cargo shipments of electronic devices that contain flammable lithium ion batteries, in response to the recent crash of a UPS jet loaded with such goods. Read More »

Atlas Air says disappointed over Boeing delay

AJOT | October 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo carrier Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc is disappointed over Boeing Co's delay of first delivery of the 747-8 Freighter jet and may seek remedies, an Atlas official said. Read More »

Port Authority of New York/New Jersey invests in future of Stewart International Airport

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners authorized two actions that will help position Stewart International Airport for both immediate and future growth.

First, $2 million in planning work for the future expansion of Stewart International Read More »

China imposes stricter checks on Japan cargo

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Some Chinese customs offices have started stricter checks on shipments to and from Japan, causing delays, in what may be retaliation against Japan's recent detention of a Chinese fishing boat captain, the Mainichi newspaper said.

Fishing traw Read More »

Boeing delays first delivery of 747-8 Freighter

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Boeing Co said it would delay first delivery of its 747-8 Freighter -- the biggest commercial jet Boeing has ever built -- to mid-2011 from the fourth quarter of 2010 to address issues discovered in flight tests. Read More »

Air traffic growth slows in August -IATA

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Growth in air traffic slowed noticeably in August as this year's rebound from the economic downturn lost steam, the International Air Transport Association.

Passenger traffic in August was 6.4 percent higher than a year earlier, against a 9.5 Read More »

AirBridgeCargo delivers 450-ton Russian pavilion as President Medvedev officially opens

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo airline of Volga-Dnepr Group, has transported over 450 tons of exhibition equipment using six dedicated charter flights and scheduled services for the Russian Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai, whi Read More »

AN-124 returns to the Pyrenees to ensure super Puma’s arrive on time for Mexico’s bicentenary…

AJOT | September 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr operated its first flight from an airfield in the Pyrenees in over a decade when it transported two Super Puma helicopters from France to take part in a military parade to mark Mexico's bicentenary celebrations. Read More »