Air Cargo

DHL completes partnership transaction with Polar Air Cargo

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced that it has successfully completed the transaction to form a strategic partnership with Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., a wholly owned unit of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading provider of global air cargo services. As p Read More »

Swissport Int’l, Ltd., appoints Utnegaard President & CEO

AJOT | July 22, 2007 | Air Cargo

Swissport's Board of Directors appointed Per H. Utnegaard as the Group's new President & CEO. Per H. Utnegaard is not only an experienced specialist in the field; he will also ensure a smooth transition and succession from current President & CEO Santiago Read More »

Air India launches freighter aircraft to Frankfurt

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

The first freighter aircraft of Air India was welcomed at Frankfurt Airport by representatives of Air India and Fraport. The A310-freighter took off to Chennai. The freighter has a stop-over at Dammam and Mumbai. Thanks to complete traffic rights to Damma Read More »

Hactl announces tonnage throughput for the first half of 2007

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced its tonnage throughput for June, the second quarter and the first half of year 2007. Read More »

Dragonair transports national treasures to Hong Kong

AJOT | July 15, 2007 | Air Cargo

Dragonair has been appointed as the Official Carrier for the 'Pride of China: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the Jin, Tang, Song and Yuan Dynasties from the Palace Museum' exhibition, taking on the role of transporting world-acclaimed Read More »

Etihad to fly non-stop to Singapore

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways will start non-stop flights in September three times-a-week from Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, to Singapore. Read More »

DHL acquisition of stake in ASTAR Air Cargo

AJOT | July 01, 2007 | Air Cargo

DHL announced the acquisition of a 49% minority equity interest and a 24.9% voting interest in ASTAR Air Cargo of Miami, FL. DHL also extended its ACMI contract with the carrier through 2019. The financial terms of DHL's investment in ASTAR were not dis Read More »

Etihad places $2.2 billon order for 12 new aircraft

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Etihad Airways has placed an order with Airbus worth US$2.2 billion at list prices for 12 new wide-body aircraft that includes four A340-600s, five A330 passenger aircraft and three A330 freighters. Read More »

Southwest Airlines Cargo enhances customer service

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Southwest Airlines Cargo announced it has purchased the AdvancedCargo Suite from Lufthansa Systems. This new system will help the airline optimize its air cargo booking, handling, and accounting processes, thus enhancing Customer Service. Shippers will Read More »

NYK Invests in Jett8 Airlines Cargo

AJOT | June 24, 2007 | Air Cargo

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has invested US$5 million in Jett8 Airlines Cargo, a new international cargo airline based in Singapore, following a heads of agreement reached in February 2007. Read More »

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 »