Air Cargo

Nairobi-Schiphol freighters up 50% as Europe says it with flowers

AJOT | February 19, 2015 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol saw a massive 50% increase in freighter capacity from Nairobi, in the week running up to St. Valentine’s Day. Read More »

Alaska Airlines announces order for 6 Boeing Next-Generation 737-900ERs

PR Newswire | February 18, 2015 | Air Cargo

SEATTLE, Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines' fleet of fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes is growing again. Seattle's hometown airline is purchasing six more Boeing 737-900 Extended Range aircraft, valued at $594 million, Boeing's current list price. The new planes, four scheduled for delivery in 2016 and two in 2017, bring Alaska's total of locally manufactured jets on order to 79.

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LUG aircargo handling at Air Cargo Africa 2015

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Patrik Tschirch, Managing Director of LUG aircargo handling GmbH, one of the most innovative, independent ground service companies in Germany, will be attending the forthcoming Air Cargo Africa 2015. Read More »

Third Longines Hong Kong Masters sees Hactl handling another major horse shipment

AJOT | February 17, 2015 | Air Cargo

Hactl handled all 62 animals on their arrival from Liege, on board a freighter flight operated by carrier Emirates SkyCargo Read More »

Industry veteran leads purchase of Freight Force, Inc.

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Freight Force, Inc. announced that logistics executive Chris Coppersmith has lead a team to purchase the business effective January 1, 2015. Freight Force, Inc. ("Company") offers a centralized point of contact for billing, sales, claims management, and other key operational needs for air freight cartage providers. Read More »

Lufthansa Cargo welcomes fifth Boeing 777F in Frankfurt

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

The modernization of Lufthansa Cargo’s fleet continues: On February 12, 2015, the fifth Boeing 777F of the cargo airline with the registration D-ALFE landed in Frankfurt for the first time at 9:51, local time. Read More »

Advancements Strengthen UTi Worldwide’s Specialized Pharma Position in Europe

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | Transport Intermediaries

Sophisticated Temperature-Controlled Facility in Rome and Brussels Airport CEIV Certification Support UTi's Cold Chain Growth and Excellence for Pharmaceutical Clients . Read More »

International Response delivers urgent oil pipes from Scotland to Turkey in three days

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

A team of Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ experts in Ulyanovsk, Russia and London Stansted combined their expertise to expedite an urgent shipment of oil production equipment from Scotland to Turkey. Read More »

UK’s Freight Transport Association: says country must add air cargo capacity

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

The UK's Freight Transport Association (FTA) recently told the Airports Commission Consultation that 'extra airport runway capacity in London and the south east of England is vital to the UK economy." Read More »

Pacific Air Cargo adds Extra Flights in Response to West Coast Ports’ Shutdown

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Pacific Air Cargo LLC has today confirmed it will operate an additional B747 Freighter service on its Los Angeles – Honolulu route this Sunday. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo announces new roles for transatlantic and international business

AJOT | February 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has announced two new senior management appointments to focus on its increasing transatlantic services and the development of its international network covering Asia, Australasia, the Middle East and Africa. Read More »

Subaru says to keep flying car parts to U.S. amid port delays

Reuters | February 15, 2015 | Air Cargo

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd , the maker of Subaru cars, said it would continue flying car parts to its U.S. factory beyond an initial arrangement through the end of February, as a labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports delays shipments. Read More »

Ethiopian capital expands airport, plans new hub to meet growth

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Ethiopia will complete expansion work on the capital's airport in 2018 to triple the number of passengers it handles from 7 million a year now and will soon pick a site for a new hub to deal with 10 times the number in future, a senior official said. Read More »

US airlines disclose details of bookings lost to Gulf carriers

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

U.S. airlines have lost at least five percentage points of their share of flight bookings from the United States to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia since 2008, due to fierce competition from Gulf carriers, according to data seen by Reuters. Read More »

American Airlines says to fly Dreamliner from Dallas to Beijing, Buenos Aires

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Group Inc that it will launch newly acquired Boeing Co 787 Dreamliners into service to Beijing, China, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, from its Dallas hub beginning on June 2 and June 4, respectively. Read More »

US becomes hot spot for aerospace manufacturing

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

The aerospace industry is shifting more manufacturing investment to the United States after a decade in which production jobs in the sector flowed to China and other emerging economies, according to a new study. Read More »

Korean Air to spend $1.5 billion on 5 new Boeing cargo airplanes

Reuters | February 12, 2015 | Air Cargo

Korean Air Lines Co Ltd said it will spend 1.64 trillion won ($1.48 billion) on five new Boeing B777F cargo aeroplanes between 2015 and 2017. Read More »

Chapman Freeborn delivers Arctic research station to northern Greenland

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering, along with logistics partners GAC Norway and POLOG, has successfully completed an operation to deliver pre-fabricated building materials to Station Nord in northern Greenland for the construction of a new Arctic research station. Read More »

IATA 2014 data reports cargo up 1.4%

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year air cargo data for 2014 showing 4.5% demand growth compared to 2013 measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). That is a significant acceleration from the 1.4% recorded in 2013 over 2012. Read More »

Roses on a journey - Lufthansa Cargo is flying millions of red roses for Valentine’s Day

AJOT | February 11, 2015 | Air Cargo

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote that the most beautiful sentiments are expressed through flowers. People all over the world will declare their love through roses on Valentine’s Day this Saturday. Lufthansa Cargo is flying freighters laden with roses at the moment to ensure the long-stemmed flowers arrive on time to bloom in all their glory in vases right across Europe. Read More »