Air Cargo

New Gateway at Kansai Int’l Airport to meet flourishing demand

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL inaugurated its new five billion yen (US$41 million) expanded facility at the Kansai International Airport. The 10,100 sqm DHL Kansai International Airport Gateway, located at the International Cargo Warehouse C, is the largest facility operated by an Read More »

High-value exports drive premium airfreight demand

AJOT | June 17, 2007 | Air Cargo

The high value and urgency of many Irish airfreight exports is driving a mini-boom in express and time-definite airfreight services, according to IAM - Ireland's largest cargo GSSA. Read More »

SWISS to introduce services to Delhi and Shanghai

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

Delhi will be SWISS's second destination (after Mumbai) in the emerging Indian market. "It's the rapid growth in this market, the strong business ties between the two countries and the high demand for air services from non-government and non-profit organi Read More »

Cargo B makes rapid progress

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

Since the announcement of the launch of Cargo B Airlines in February this year, the management team has been busy setting up operations ready for its October start. A planned capital increase to 20 million Euros has been executed with investors PMV, QAT a Read More »

New flights, $40mln. enhance DHL in Yangtze River Delta and Shandong

AJOT | June 10, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, announced a new dedicated flight connecting Qingdao and Hangzhou with DHL's Central Asia Hub in Hong Kong. The move will increase the economic connectivity of the three cities and accelerate the inbo Read More »

Alitalia cargo initiates flights to Miami

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Alitalia Cargo, in cooperation with Centurion Air Cargo, initiated a weekly flight from Milan's Malpensa airport to Miami International airport with connecting service to Latin America. This new service will be operated with MD-11SF aircraft, providing a Read More »

Kerala flights signal growth in India

AJOT | June 03, 2007 | Air Cargo

Geert Boven, Etihad's executive vice president sales and services, said that Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad were all 'in the airline's sights' as the carrier launched flights on May 30 to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) and June 2 to Kochi (Cochin). Read More »

Dublin flights to boost UAE-Ireland trade

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Air Cargo

James Hogan, Etihad Airways' chief executive, said: 'There is enormous demand for this new Etihad frequent service between these two rapidly expanding economies. Trade ties have increased considerably during the last decade and Etihad looks forward to sup Read More »

Lufthansa offers new services via Jade Cargo, World Airways

AJOT | May 27, 2007 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo is offering customers a new non-stop service to and from Shenzhen (People's Republic of China). For the service, a 747-400ER-freighter of Jade Cargo International comes into operation on the thrice-weekly flights to Frankfurt. Read More »

TIACA welcomes new US-EU ‘open skies’ agreement

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has welcomed the signing of a new transatlantic economic partnership between the United States and the European Union that incorporates an 'open skies' agreement for transatlantic flights, effective from Mar Read More »

Five challenges for China’s aviation sector

AJOT | May 20, 2007 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified five challenges China will face in building a cost-efficient, safe and competitive industry. These are: efficient air traffic management, environmental sustainability, cost-efficient airpor Read More »

Etihad Crystal cargo’s maiden flight to Frankfurt-Hahn

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo's maiden freighter flight from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt-Hahn landed on time at 11:15pm (local time) May 3. Read More »

LAX & SFO losing ground in airfreight—is it a trend?

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Air Cargo

Julian Keeling, CEO at Consolidators International, Inc. (CII), the big air cargo wholesaler, is very sensitive to trends in airfreight traffic to the South Pacific and Asia because much of his forwarding business moves to those markets from West Coast ga Read More »

AFA taps Goldberg for board of directors

AJOT | May 13, 2007 | Air Cargo

SEKO has announced that Steven Goldberg, the Company's COO, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Airforwarders Association (AFA), the industry voice for air cargo companies and their partners. Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo switches to Frankfurt-Hahn

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Air Cargo

The first freighter from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt-Hahn will begin on 3 May, and the four flights-per-week service will operate every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Read More »

SWISS remains on course in the first quarter of 2007

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swiss International Air Lines (Group) generated earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) of CHF 122 million in the first quarter of 2007. The result compares to an EBIT of CHF 23 million for the same period a year ago. Consolidated net profit for the fir Read More »

Milestone reached on Open Skies Agreement between Europe - US

AJOT | May 06, 2007 | Air Cargo

In Washington last week, the German Federal Minister of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Wolfgang Tiefensee, in his capacity as EU Council President, signed the Open Skies Agreement between the EU and the US. Also present at the signing ceremony at Read More »

Great Wall launches UK flights, appoints GSSA

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

Great Wall Airlines ' the Shanghai-based B747 freighter operator ' is launching services to the UK in May, and has appointed EuroGSA as its general sales and service agent for the UK and Ireland. Read More »

Etihad Crystal Cargo appoints ATC as new GSSA for Germany

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Crystal Cargo has appointed ATC Aviation Services, Ltd. as its General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) for Germany. Read More »

Frankfurt Airport honored as Europe’s best air cargo gateway

AJOT | April 29, 2007 | Air Cargo

Air Cargo World, a leading international trade magazine, has selected Frankfurt Airport (FRA) as the best major air cargo gateway in Europe. Receiving the highest overall score in its class, FRA has been presented the 2007 Air Cargo Award of Excellence Read More »