Air Cargo

Iberia’s bid for Spanair might strengthen carrier

AJOT | February 17, 2008 | Air Cargo

Iberia's plan to bid for rival Spanair may help the flag carrier as its dominance is eaten away by high-speed trains and low-cost airlines but an ageing fleet and rickety business make it a bit of a gamble, analysts said. Iberia said it would make a joint Read More »

Cars on the fast track thanks to Emirates SkyCargo

AJOT | February 12, 2008 | Air Cargo

Emirates SkyCargo will be watching this weekend's GP2 and Speedcars Asia Series race with a great sense of pride. Earlier this week the cargo arm of Emirates Airline transported the last of the 26 GP2 cars, 20 Speedcars and all of their spare parts from D Read More »

AA Cargo announces expanded guarantee on Expeditefs

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Cargo Division (AA Cargo) announced that it is expanding the Expeditefs product guarantee to include its truck feeder service. Expeditefs, American's express freight product, provides a 97% service reliability metric and a 100 percent fl Read More »

Air France Cargo chooses Traxon for global quality control

AJOT | February 11, 2008 | Air Cargo

Air France Cargo, one of the world's leading cargo carriers, said it will use Traxon Europe's Cargo Data Management Portal or CDMP, to monitor and optimize all of its global air freight shipments. Read More »

Volga-Dnepr delivers to major coal mining projects in Russia

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

DHL Global Forwarding called upon Volga-Dnepr to transport a 65-ton engine for a giant Komatsu PC3000 excavator used for coal mining. The flight from St. Petersburg to Kemerovo in Siberia was part of a 1,000 tons logistics project managed by DHL. The rest Read More »

Boeing begins major assembly of first new 777 Freighter

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Boeing mechanics began major assembly of the new 777 Freighter at the company's Everett, Wash., facility today. The 777 Freighter will fly farther and provide more capacity than any other twin-engine cargo airplane. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo / DHL Express joint venture to operate 777 Freighters

AJOT | February 10, 2008 | Air Cargo

Deucalion Capital VII Limited ("Deucalion"), a company advised and managed by DVB Bank AG, has purchased eight Boeing 777 Freighters for lease to AeroLogic, a new joint venture airline formed by Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express. Read More »

OPAIN and Airis International to develop new air cargo terminals at Bogot’

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

OPAIN S.A., the consortium managing the Concession at Bogot' Eldorado Airport, and Airis International, LLC have reached contractual closure to modernize and to expand the air cargo terminals. The cargo project will be implemented in accordance with the C Read More »

Cornerstone ceremony for new air cargo facility at Frankfurt Airport

AJOT | February 07, 2008 | Air Cargo

After receipt of the building permit and extensive preparatory work at the estate, about 50 guests met to lay the cornerstone for the 8,000 sqm large building. The new building which will be constructed close to the premises of Fraport Cargo Services is e Read More »

Freight Feeder Aircraft to accommodate larger containers

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation announced it made the decision to upgrade the design of its Freight Feeder aircraft by slightly widening the cargo-bay to accommodate six of the larger 96in x 125in "main deck" standard industry containers and pallets, Read More »

Cargo B Airlines’ Second 747F starts operations

AJOT | February 03, 2008 | Air Cargo

Following the certification and government approval on January 18th, the second aircraft from Cargo B will start flights from Brussels to Sao Paulo, Brazil and Latacunga in Ecuador on January 29th. A second weekly flight will start in early February. Thi Read More »

SAS Cargo opens in Vietnam

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

SAS Cargo is now entering the Vietnamese air cargo market and has assigned general sales agent, Vector Aviation, to develop the Vietnamese market. This means shorter lead times for air cargo between Vietnam and Scandinavia. Read More »

FreightScan joins TIACA as Trustee

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

FreightScan, LLC, a leader in the development and deployment of innovative technology solutions for the freight and logistics industry, has joined The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), an international organization that works to overcome major Read More »

Emirates SkyCargo consolidates Indian operations

AJOT | January 27, 2008 | Air Cargo

After a successful year in 2007 that witnessed a series of launches and capacity building by the airline, Emirates SkyCargo is now gearing up to further tap into the huge potential of the Indian market. Read More »

Boeing, Gulf Air Close 787 Dreamliner Deal

AJOT | January 21, 2008 | Air Cargo

Boeing and Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air today finalized negotiations for up to 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal that could be worth approximately $3.9 billion at list prices if all options are exercised. The agreement is for 16 787s on direct or Read More »

Hactl sets new annual tonnage record

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Air Cargo

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) announced the tonnage throughput for December, the fourth quarter and for the whole year of 2007. In December, a total of 238,689 tons were handled, representing a 3% year-on-year increase over 2006. Tonnage h Read More »

Jet Airways upgrades aircraft, opens new routes

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Air Cargo

Jet Airways Cargo continues to strengthen its offering to the UK and Irish markets with the introduction of B777 aircraft on its London-Delhi route. The new aircraft replace the smaller A340 equipment that originally opened the route. Read More »

Singapore Airlines to launch Singapore ’ Houston flights via Moscow Domodedovo Int’l Airport

AJOT | January 20, 2008 | Air Cargo

Effective March 20, 2008, Singapore Airlines will start operating Singapore ' Moscow (Domodedovo) ' Houston flights. The airline will operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft four times a week. Read More »

FedEx launches International Economy in Asia Pacific

AJOT | January 17, 2008 | Air Cargo

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., announced the expansion of its customer portfolio of services with the launch of FedEx International Economy service in 10 Asia Pacific markets. Read More »

Kraft Foods Expands Business with DHL as its Primary U.S. Express Carrier

AJOT | January 13, 2008 | Air Cargo

DHL, the world's leading express delivery and logistics company, today announced that Kraft Foods, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, has renewed and expanded its contract with DHL as its primary US express carrier. DHL will provide Read More »