Air Cargo

Hactl continuing shareholders increase interests

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

It has been announced that the shareholders previously comprising 60% of Hactl have increased their interests to 100% on a pro rata basis by acquiring shares owned by Cathay Pacific related companies. The continuing shareholders are Jardine Matheson, Hutc Read More »

ABC extends 747F network in Russia

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has extended its delivery network in Russia with the launch of a new weekly flight from Amsterdam to Yekaterinburg and a direct service from Frankfurt to Moscow's Domodedovo Airport.

The new routes are the next step in AB Read More »

Qatar Airways new B777 freighter goes into operation

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways has begun cargo operations using its brand new Boeing B777 Freighter, with the plane's first flight departing from Doha for Amsterdam early Tuesday morning.

The new cargo freighter was delivered to the airline's hub at Doha Inte Read More »

China urges air cargo merger

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

China is pushing the country's three top airlines to merge their cargo operations in an effort to claw back business from foreign carriers that dominate the market, local media reported.

Talks to merge the cargo operations of Air China , Chin Read More »

BA posts record FY loss, eyes breakeven in 2010/11

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

British Airways posted a record 531 million pounds full-year loss, hit by the recession, industrial disputes and the winter snow, though its ambitions to break even next year could by hit by more strikes. Read More »

Uncertainties in macro-economic US economy and Eurozone will continue to threaten air cargo

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

The next two years will not be plain sailing for airlines despite an encouraging recovery in the freight market since last fall, according to David Hoppin, Managing Director of the respected transport and logistics analyst MergeGlobal. Read More »

Air Company Yakutia on track to achieve international safety standards

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

Russia's Air Company Yakutia selected Lufthansa Consulting to assist in the thorough preparation for the IATA Operational Safety Audit, IOSA. Now the airline has also contracted the German aviation experts to support the company in achieving conformity wi Read More »

Hactl welcomes Polet Cargo Airlines and MNG Airlines to Hong Kong

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced that Polet Cargo Airlines and MNG Airlines have appointed Hactl's one-stop-shop services for cargo ground handling at the Hong Kong International Airport to support their new charter freighter servic Read More »

US, EU raise worries over Japan Post

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

The United States and European Union contested the status of Japan's mammoth postal, banking and insurance conglomerate, saying the special treatment of the group hurts private-sector competitors.

Japan Post's status creates an unlevel playin Read More »

BA union wins UK court appeal over strike ruling

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

A British Airways cabin crew trade union won an appeal against a legal injunction last week that had blocked a new wave of walkouts by the airline's staff.

Seeking a settlement, the Unite union said it would not strike before this week and th Read More »

Singapore Air Q4 net beats forecast, sees growth

AJOT | May 20, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore Airlines (SIA) , the world's second most valuable airline, said advance travel booking is encouraging and cargo demand will hold up after it posted a better-than-expected seven-fold jump in quarterly profit.

Singapore flag carrier a Read More »

US Air CEO supports United/Continental merger

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

US Airways Group Inc does not need to merge to survive and supports the proposed deal between Continental Airlines Inc and United Airlines, US Airways CEO Doug Parker said. Read More »

US will take ‘time that is necessary’ on air merger

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Obama administration will conduct a vigorous antitrust review of the proposed merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines but will not take longer than necessary, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

Holder also told concerned lawmak Read More »

UPS sees strong Asia growth in Q2, to add aircraft

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery service, said it expected strong growth in the second quarter in its Asia business amid an improving regional economy.

UPS's Asia volume grew more than 20 percent in the first quarte Read More »

Airlines sue to block union vote rule change

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. airlines sued federal regulators on Monday to stop enforcement of a landmark change in labor law that could make it easier for unions to organize at rail and air carriers.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., by the A Read More »

South American Airways appoints 4 EGSAC members

AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

South American Airways has appointed four members of independent GSSA group EGSAC as its representatives for Scandinavia and Finland.

South American Airways is a 'virtual' airline, providing bellyhold and freighter capacity to 76 destinations Read More »

Emirates and DHL form strategic partnership in aviation security


AJOT | May 18, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates and DHL have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic security partnership to enhance air cargo security in the region. Through this partnership, Emirates Group Security and DHL Express will strengthen their collaborati Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo promotes Rosa to COO

AJOT | May 16, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced today the promotion of Patrick D. Rosa to chief operating officer. Rosa previously served as the company's vice president of maintenance and has been employed with Aloha Air Cargo and its predecessor, Aloha Airlines, for more tha Read More »

US labor decision would aid air, rail union efforts

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

U.S. mediators authorized a landmark change in labor law effectively aimed at making it easier for unions to organize at airlines and railroads, a step expected to be challenged in court.

The National Mediation Board decision was widely expec Read More »

Emirates Group marks record profit increase in 2009-2010

AJOT | May 13, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Emirates Group has posted a record profit increase of 248 percent, an outstanding result in a year fraught with worldwide market instability and economic uncertainty. Read More »