Air Cargo

Air France-KLM March traffic rises

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Cargo, which closely tracks trends in the economy, saw a 2.1 percent rise in traffic on 11.8 percent lower capacity.

The load factor -- or proportion of available space sold in passenger jet cargo holds and dedicated freighters -- rose by 9.9 Read More »

TIACA calls for review of proposed new laws on carriage of lithium batteries by air cargo

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

TIACA is calling for modifications to changes proposed by the US government to the way lithium batteries are carried onboard aircraft, warning it will have a significant impact on not only the air cargo sector but also manufacturers, retailers and consume Read More »

UAL pilots attack US Airways merger prospect

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

United Airlines' pilots union lashed out against efforts to merge the airline with US Airways Group , underscoring the challenges facing decade-old attempts to unite the carriers.

Tough antitrust enforcement could also pose another stumbling Read More »

AirBridgeCargo adds 5th Boeing 747-400F

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), the scheduled cargo subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest international cargo carrier, has added a fifth Boeing 747-400 Freighter to its fleet.

This latest investment increases the airline's total Read More »

Cargo expension at Budapest

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

After around two and a half years of negotiation, the Regulation Plan was finally approved, opening the door for major development of the cargo facilities at Budapest Airport. The plan, in fact, constitutes the approval of the surrounding community, to al Read More »

Volga-Dnepr plays key role in Haiti relief program

AJOT | April 11, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has completed 42 humanitarian aid flights to Haiti as foreign governments continue to pour help into the country to support victims of the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince and nearby areas in January.
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Air France Cargo-KLM Cargo flies world-famous Matisse to the Netherlands

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

AF-KL Cargo flew Dance (Danse), the world-renowned painting by French artist Henri Matisse, from the Hermitage in St Petersburg to the Hermitage Amsterdam, where it can be viewed up to and including 9 May. The enormous painting is the central piece of the Read More »

Korean Air Chairman: $1 billion development to LA

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

Iconic building will 'redefine the skyline,' Cho tells business leaders
Korean Air Chairman Yang-Ho Cho detailed a $1 billion redevelopment initiative in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a massive endeavor that includes a 560-room luxury Read More »

Strong performance in charter and air cargo markets helps Volga-Dnepr Group out-perform industry avg

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Group's results for 2009 show its charter and scheduled cargo airline businesses out-performed the industry average for the year, with overall freight traffic up 7% on the previous 12 months, contributing to total sales of US$1.252 billion Read More »

DHL Express and Girl Scouts of Nassau County send over one million cookies to US troops

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Girl Scouts of Nassau County and DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, have partnered together once again to deliver a record number of Girl Scout Cookies to U.S. military troops overseas. This morning at the Girl Scouts of Read More »

American Airlines Cargo named ‘Int’l Airline of the Year’ by the Express Delivery & Logistics Assoc.

AJOT | April 01, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced it has received the 'International Airline of the Year' award from the Express Delivery and Logistics Association (XLA) at its annual AirCargo 2010 Conference in Orlando, Fla. Read More »

Singapore airport sees 16%  rise in February cargo

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Singapore's Changi Airport, Asia's fifth-largest, saw a 16.2 percent rise in air freight by tonnage in February from a year ago, showing stronger global demand for goods, data showed. Read More »

No BA-union peace talks planned, strike to go ahead

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Unite union said British Airways cabin crew's four-day strike would go ahead and that no peace talks were set, as travellers brace themselves for more travel chaos before the busy Easter holiday period.

"No talks are set and strikes begin Read More »

Chapman Freeborn signs cargo partnership agreement with Air Niugini

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering Limited, a major air charter broker with a global presence in over 20 countries, and Air Niugini Limited, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, have entered into a partnership arrangement to provide cargo solutions for P Read More »

Cargoitalia boosts schedule by 50%

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

USA flights will rise to three per week, operating Milan (Malpensa) ' New York ' Chicago on Wednesdays, Milan ' Chicago on Saturdays, and Milan ' New York on Sundays.

Flights to Hong Kong will also increase to three-times-weekly. Tuesday serv Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo says cargo demand rising steeply

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Demand for air freight -- a bellwether of the global economy -- is rising steeply as the global economy starts to recover from the worst crisis in decades, Lufthansa Cargo's chief executive said.
"We are experiencing a market upswing, especially in Read More »

Chapman Freeborn appoints Gavin-jon Deeks as president in the US

AJOT | March 28, 2010 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering is delighted to announce the appointment of Gavin-jon Deeks as president of its US operation.

Gavin-jon will oversee the global aircraft charter specialist's cargo and passenger teams, headquartered in Fort Laud Read More »

Emirates welcomes aboard Senegal by announcing new route to Dakar

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Emirates has announced its plans to launch direct services to Dakar ' Senegal ' known as the land of 'Teranga' or hospitality because of its friendly and welcoming people.
Dakar will be Emirates' 106th international destination, and closely follows Read More »

Transatlantic airliner row edges towards resolution

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

The row between the United States and European Union about billions of dollars in subsidies for civil aircraft takes a step towards resolution this month with a confidential report from the World Trade Organization.
Industry sources said a WTO pane Read More »

Hactl announces February tonnage throughput

AJOT | March 17, 2010 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) today released its tonnage throughput for February 2010. A total of 180,033 tons were handled in the month, representing a strong year-on-year growth of 34.7%. Cumulative tonnage for the first two months of th Read More »