Air Cargo

WFS Spain gains Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has become the first cargo handler in Spain to be certified as an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).

WFS is also the first of the major handling organizations in Europe to gain AEO certification.

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Air cargo volumes rebound quickly in Q1, IATA says

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air cargo volumes rebounded by an annualised 26 percent in the first quarter, and shippers and cargo executives expect a strong 2010 although growth could slow in the second half, the International Air Transport Association said.

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‘Ash cloud’ disruption highlights need for modernized air traffic management systems

AJOT | June 06, 2010 | Air Cargo

The volcanic ash cloud that caused major week-long disruption to the aviation industry could provide a stimulus for much-needed modernization of air traffic management systems, according to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

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EL AL Israel Airlines adds first 747-400 to cargo fleet

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

For the first time EL AL, Israel's national airline, has introduced a 747-400 cargo aircraft to its fleet which can carry up to 110 tons of cargo nonstop from New York (JFK) to Tel Aviv. The new aircraft will serve all North American clients that are sen Read More »

US panel seeks more answers from UAL/CAL on merger

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

United Airlines and Continental Airlines should provide more information about their merger to a U.S. congressional committee concerned about possible job and service cuts, key lawmakers said. Read More »

Cathay Pacific says fined by Korea on cargo pricing

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd said that it had been fined by the Korean Fair Trade Commission for its air cargo pricing practices. Read More »

Port Authority of NY/NJ sees mixed results in 2010 traffic volumes

AJOT | May 27, 2010 | Air Cargo

Activity levels at the Port Authority's six bistate crossings and PATH mass-transit system continued to decline during the first quarter of 2010. Traffic at the Port Authority's airports rose slightly during the period and cargo volumes at the bistate age Read More »

Third new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter joins Volga-Dnepr airlines’ fleet

AJOT | May 26, 2010 | Air Cargo

A third new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter, built to order at the Tashkent Chkalov Aviation Factory (GAO TAPOiCh), has joined Volga-Dnepr Airlines' fleet and successfully completed its first commercial flight.

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Swire, Citic Pacific, Cathay sell stakes in cargo units

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Swire Pacific , CITIC Pacific and Cathay Pacific Airways said they have agreed to sell their combined 40 percent stakes in Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (HACTL) and HACTL Investment Holdings Ltd (HIHL) for a total HK$2.56 billion ($328 million). Read More »

Virgin Atlantic mulls merger if BA-AA cement deal

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic would consider merging with another carrier if British Airways transatlantic tie-up with American Airlines gets regulatory clearance.

"A merger is one of the options open to us if BA-AA gets the go ahead," a Virgin Atlantic sp Read More »

Wallenborn achieves quick contact gains as it extends its presence in Germany

AJOT | May 24, 2010 | Air Cargo

Wallenborn has opened a new office at Frankfurt Airport to spearhead its growth in Germany and in support of its strategy to provide specialized airfreight and high value cargo distribution throughout Europe. Read More »

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 »