Air Cargo

Big warehouse blaze at UK’s Heathrow, flights normal

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

A fire engulfed a warehouse used by Emirates Airline at Heathrow Airport outside London last week, a fire brigade spokesman said, but flights from the busy British international air hub were not affected. Read More »

New Nairobi handler picks Carroll to head up sales

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Transglobal Cargo Centre Ltd ' the major new on-airport perishables handler at Kenya's Nairobi Airport ' has appointed Mark Carroll as its General Manager ' Sales & Marketing

Carroll has spent his entire 27-year career in the freight Read More »

Lufthansa CFO says cargo is absolutely booming

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa's cargo business is benefitting from rising demand for goods in China and growing appetite worldwide for Chinese goods, the airline's finance chief said.

"The cargo business is currently absolutely booming. For the first time in ove Read More »

Air France-KLM settles cargo price-fixing claims

AJOT | July 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air France-KLM said it had agreed to pay $87 million to settle civil anti-trust claims in the United States over an alleged price-fixing conspiracy in the air cargo business.

The deal affects claims against three group airlines -- Air France, Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo sees e-Freight climb above one million kilos a month

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo's status as a leading innovator was confirmed this week as total shipments of e-freight ' paperless cargo consignments ' reached the one million kilos a month milestone. It also passed the 16 million kilo mark in total e-freight shipment Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the first half of 2010

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) released its tonnage figures for June, the second quarter and the first half of 2010.

A total of 245,352 tons were handled in June, up 30.5% year-on-year. Tonnage throughput for the second quarter Read More »

New MD doe Coyne Airways in Dubai

AJOT | July 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Coyne Airways has appointed Darrin Quern as Managing Director of its hub operation in Dubai.

He began his aviation career with Northwest Airlines where he spent 14 years in ground operations, capacity planning and latterly as manager f Read More »

Garuda Indonesia returns to Europe and awards

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

ECS with GSA contract
Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has taken the first step in rebuilding its long-haul international network with the launch of a new daily service from Jakarta to Amsterdam via Dubai. In line with the co Read More »

Air passenger, cargo traffic rise in May

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Demand for air travel and air freight rose strongly in May and now exceeds levels seen before the global economic downturn, the airlines body IATA said. Read More »

JFK’s longest runway reopens on time and on budget

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Flights resumed on John F. Kennedy International Airport's 'Bay Runway,' the region's longest and busiest runway, on June 28 after a four-month closing to reconstruct the runway, implement flight delay measures, increase the width to handle the world's la Read More »

Vueling Airlines appoints WFS at Heathrow and Edinburge

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Vueling Airlines of Spain is the latest cargo handling customer for Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at London Heathrow.

The airline operates three flights a day to Bilbao, Madrid and Seville and carries some 1,500 tons a year on its Airbus A320 servic Read More »

Dubai opens new airport with first cargo flights

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Dubai opened what is planned to become the world's largest airport, starting with cargo operators, making the emirate a two-airport city, as it aspires to build itself into a global logistics hub. Read More »

Chapman Freeborn charters first Qatar Airways Cargo B777 freighter

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has successfully coordinated the first ever charter on Qatar Airways Cargo's latest addition to their fleet - a new Boeing 777 Freighter only recently delivered to the Doha-based airline. Read More »

May brings increase in Port Columbus activity

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

Passenger activity at Port Columbus International Airport increased in May while cargo activity was down slightly at Rickenbacker International Airport.

Statistics released at today's meeting of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority Board o Read More »

US to finance new, Chinese-built airport in Mali

AJOT | June 30, 2010 | Air Cargo

China's Sinohydro Corporation has signed a contract with Mali to build a new airport for the capital, Bamako, a $71.6 million project that will be financed by the U.S. Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo appoints Steele as President

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced today the appointment of Lee Steele as the company's new president. Steele brings more than two decades of experience in the airline industry to Aloha Air Cargo, including a position as a senior vice president at Aloha Airlines. Read More »

Continental Air sees $10 mlllion forex loss in Q2

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Continental Airlines said it would take foreign exchange losses of about $10 million in the second quarter from the decline of the euro and the British pound against the U.S. dollar. Read More »

US and Switzerland sign new Air Transport Agreement

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

In Bern, Switzerland, officials of the United States and Switzerland signed an enhanced Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, replacing the previous agreement signed in 1995. The new agreement entered into force upon signature. Read More »

Royal Jordanian Airlines extends contract with WFS at Heathrow

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Royal Jordanian Airlines has extended its contract with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to include all cargo ramp transportation at Heathrow. Read More »

DHL welcomes Korean ambassador to its Cincinnati hub

AJOT | June 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, welcomed Korean Ambassador Han Duk-Soo to its U.S. Express hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport on June 21st. The meeting for the Ambassador and local business leaders, hosted at the DHL f Read More »