Air Cargo

Glasgow Prestwick airlifts urgently needed crane to Abu Dhabi

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Glasgow Prestwick Airport Freight has just handled an unusual heavy lift for engineering and crane specialist Sparrows - a 120ft, 55-tonne monster crane bound for Abu Dhabi.

It was transported by another heavyweight - an Antonov 124, the worl Read More »

UPS sees slow economic growth ahead

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

United Parcel Service Inc , the world's largest package delivery company, has become more cautious heading into one of its busiest periods -- the U.S. holiday shopping season.

November and December are a peak period for UPS and its main rival Read More »

DHL Express USA expands its International capabilities

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

After successfully rebuilding its business to focus exclusively on its core international shipping competencies, DHL Express, the world's leading express and logistics company, is now focusing on targeted growth as it announces the launch of an entirely n Read More »

WFS is first ground handler in Paris to enter the IATA’s ISAGO registry

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is the first ground handling company in Paris to enter the IATA Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) registry.
WFS was awarded the ISAGO registration on September 26th following the successful completion of its Read More »

Garuda Indonesia to regain foothold in European air cargo market after flights resume

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Returning after a six-year gap in operations, Indonesia's national airline, Garuda Indonesia, has been quick to reestablish its foothold in the European air cargo market with the help of its GSA partner, European Cargo Services (ECS). Read More »

BA, Air France face cargo cartel fines

AJOT | October 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

British Airways (BA), Air France-KLM, and SAS are among several airlines set to be fined by European Union (EU) antitrust regulators next month for fixing cargo prices, several sources said.

The European Commission charged the carriers in Dec Read More »

American Airlines announces daily B767-300 flight to Budapest

AJOT | October 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

The launch next April by American Airlines of a daily flight from New York JFK to Budapest was announced on October 7th in Budapest, and London at the same time. The first American Boeing 767-323ER aircraft is planned to land at Budapest Airport on 4 Ap Read More »

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 »