Air Cargo

Qatar Airways’ fleet size rises to 80 aircraft

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways celebrated another milestone in its remarkable short history announcing its fleet size has grown to 80 aircraft - double the size of five years ago.

The airline has inducted its 15th Boeing 777 into the fleet and maintains a del Read More »

Hactl announces February tonnage throughput

AJOT | March 14, 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 »

Qantas Freight joins Cargo 2000

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Qantas Freight announced that it would join Cargo 2000, the air freight industry's premier quality management program as an associate member.

Qantas Freight Head of Commercial, Mr Theo Triantafillides, said membership of Cargo 2000 would help Read More »

Airline alliances becoming the new ‘mergers’

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

The days of airline alliances offering little more than code-sharing agreements are gone. Instead, alliances may well be the new mergers.

In an era when airlines are losing billions of dollars amid volatile fuel prices and a pullback in spend Read More »

Airlines recovering strongly, still in red

AJOT | March 14, 2010 | Air Cargo

Airlines are recovering strongly from the crisis, as passengers, freight and pricing power return, the airline industry association IATA said, halving its forecast for a 2010 loss.

With capacity for both passengers and cargo hitting record le Read More »

EU/US boost Open Skies, ownership still a question

AJOT | March 09, 2010 | Air Cargo

European negotiators said European ownership of U.S. airlines was in sight after three days of "Open Skies" talks but reaction from the United States suggested agreement remained distant.

The U.S. departments of State and Transportation made Read More »

American Airlines Cargo names Tiliacos VP of cargo operations

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) has announced the appointment of John Tiliacos to vice president of cargo operations. Tiliacos will replace Mark Najarian, who has been named as American's managing director of JFK International Airport in New Y Read More »

Flying pigs to AirbridgeCargo’s expertise in movement of live animals

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

1,275 breeding pigs have arrived at Vladivostok in Russia onboard an AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) Boeing 747 charter flight from Montreal in Canada.

ABC was chosen for the flight for its proven expertise in the carriage of live animals. Prev Read More »

American Airlines Cargo opens state-of-the-art cargo terminal

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced its newly relocated cargo terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. The state-of-the-art facility will offer the latest in streamlined handling capability with more than 135, Read More »

Aloha Air Cargo appoints Bell for sales and business development

AJOT | March 03, 2010 | Air Cargo

Aloha Air Cargo announced the appointment of Jeff Bell as senior director ' sales and business development. Bell brings nearly 20 years of experience in sales and customer service expertise and will be responsible for overseeing strategic sales planning a Read More »

ANS urges ‘refresher’ in US export drive

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A call to the US air cargo industry to enlist in the nation's projected drive to double America's exports in the next five years was issued by the chief executive of Airline Network Services.

CEO Jens Tubbesing of the New York-based general s Read More »

Canada in line for $480 million windfall from new Emirates flights

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

New Emirates flights into Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary would bring $480 million of economic benefits and over 2,800 jobs to Canada, new research shows.

The study by independent transportation and tourism experts InterVISTAS Consulting, was Read More »

India’s Kingfisher Airlines set to join oneworld alliance

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

India's leading domestic carrier and only five-star airline, Kingfisher Airlines, is lining up to join oneworld' after signing a memorandum of understanding as its first step towards full membership of the world's leading quality airline alliance, subject Read More »

Air China and Cathy Pacific establish cargo airline joint venture

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Air China Limited and Cathay Pacific Airways Limited signed a Framework Agreement in Beijing to establish a jointly owned cargo airline.

The two companies will use an existing cargo airline, Air China Cargo Co Ltd (ACC), a wholly owned subsid Read More »

Port Authority upgrades Newark Liberty International Airport security

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has begun work to install alarms on Newark Liberty International Airport surveillance cameras to alert agency personnel immediately if the equipment experiences a problem. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Cargo to merge global activities

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo and Austrian Airlines have agreed to step up cooperation between their two companies in the airfreight sector.

Under the new agreement, the flow of cargo traffic through the hubs at Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna will be optimiz Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo flies relief supplies to Haiti

AJOT | February 25, 2010 | Air Cargo

A Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 freighter flew to Haiti with 65 tons of relief supplies on board for the earthquake victims in the stricken country. Read More »

Lufthansa sees 100 mlllion euro hit from 4-day strike

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Air Cargo

German flagship carrier Lufthansa expects a four-day strike by pilots to cost at least 100 million euros ($136 million), the company's deputy chief executive said.

"It's going to be an impact of about 100 million euros, or 25 million euros pe Read More »

Four major U.S. airlines seek new Japan service

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Air Cargo

Delta Air Lines, the world's biggest airline, and three other U.S. carriers sought permission Tuesday from regulators to boost its Asia service with flights to Tokyo's Haneda airport.

Applications to the Transportation Department to gain auth Read More »

JAL plans 5 pct pay cuts, no bonuses in FY10

AJOT | February 21, 2010 | Air Cargo

Japan Airlines Corp plans to cut employee pay by 5 percent from April and eliminate bonuses in fiscal 2010 in an attempt to swiftly turn around its business, the Nikkei business daily reported.

The proposed wage cuts are the first detailed re Read More »