Air Cargo

Freight company receives sought-after award based on global customer survey

AJOT | April 30, 2015 | Air Cargo

Lufthansa Cargo was once again right out in front when it came to the "Cargo Airline of the Year Awards": the Frankfurt-based air freight company came top in the "Best European Cargo Airline" category. Read More »

UPS Customers set to benefit from new operations centre at King Fahad International Airport

AJOT | April 29, 2015 | Air Cargo

A new state of the art operations facility in Dammam was officially inaugurated at King Fahad International Airport (KFIA). It will be partly utilized by EIRAD Trading & Contracting Co. Ltd. - the Authorized Service Contractor for UPS in Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Airbridgecargo wins prestigious ‘All-Cargo Airline Of The Year’ award

AJOT | April 27, 2015 | Air Cargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) has earned the prestigious ‘All-Cargo Airline of the Year Award’ at the 32nd annual Cargo Airline of the Year ceremony, voted for by air cargo customers around the world. Read More »

American Airlines first-quarter profit tops expectations

Reuters | April 26, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines Group Inc reported first-quarter profit above analysts' expectations and declared a $0.10 dividend as cheap fuel continued to help its bottom line. Read More »

Airbus upbeat on sales as A380 marks bitter-sweet anniversary

Reuters | April 26, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

Europe's Airbus pledged to boost sales of its A380 superjumbo, as the world's largest passenger jet prepares to celebrate a bitter-sweet 10-year anniversary in the skies having booked no new airline orders since 2013. Read More »

Rise of e-commerce poses safety concern for China’s air transport

Reuters | April 23, 2015 | Air Cargo

China's booming e-commerce industry and the ability of the country's small businesses to export hazardous materials are posing a safety concern for the country's air transport industry, the head of the International Air Transport Association warned. Read More »

Delhi and Schiphol sign MoU to promote cargo trade lane

AJOT | April 23, 2015 | Air Cargo

Delhi Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on, and promote, cargo business between them.  Read More »

IAG Cargo opens two new constant climate stations in Latin America

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has opened two new Constant Climate stations into Latin America, bringing the total number of gateways in the region to 15 and making it one of the largest regional networks for the transportation of time and temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals.  Read More »

Volga-Dnepr begins validating ACC3 status of global airports in compliance with EU aviation security

AJOT | April 22, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has validated the first seven airports in compliance with European Commission aviation security regulations for cargo operating into the EU from non-EU countries. Read More »

Mexico competition watchdog probes airline sector

Reuters | April 21, 2015 | Air Cargo

Mexican regulators said that they were investigating possible monopolistic practices in the airline sector. Read More »

Jackson welcomed to the TIACA Hall of Fame

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Air Cargo

James ‘Jim’ Jackson, a driving force behind the standardization of Aircraft Unit Load Devices (ULD) and the supporting aircraft and ground-handling technical requirements, has been welcomed to The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Hall of Fame. Read More »

Swiss WorldCargo to test drone technology in cooperation with Swisspost and Matternet

AJOT | April 21, 2015 | Air Cargo

Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines, and Matternet, a transportation drone manufacturer based in California, U.S.A., have jointly launched a project to test the deployment of drones. Read More »

Schiphol tonnages impacted by slowing Chinese output

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo throughput totalled 385,842 tonnes in the first three months of 2015, down 1.8% on 2014. Reductions in cargo to and from Asia and Europe accounted for the drop, the first quarterly fall in almost two years. Read More »

WFS celebrates multiple contract wins in North America

AJOT | April 20, 2015 | Air Cargo

American Airlines has awarded a new ground handling to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in North America to cover passenger and ramp handling at Saint Thomas Island and passenger handling at Saint Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More »

The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo | International Trade

The jumbo jet, for many years the workhorse of modern air travel, could be close to running out of runway. Read More »

IAG’s British Airways quits European trade body over policy differences

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

International Airlines Group (IAG) said its subsidiaries British Airways and Iberia had quit a European airline trade group after disagreeing with the policy of other members toward competition in the skies. Read More »

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef

Reuters | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported. Read More »

IATA renews VOLGA-DNEPR Airlines’ operational safety certificate for fifth consecutive time

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Volga-Dnepr Airlines, the world’s largest carrier of unique, outsize and heavyweight air cargo, has successfully renewed its IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate for the fifth time. Read More »

Virgin Atlantic Cargo offers deliveries to over 50 airports in Europe with new Jan De Rijk contract

AJOT | April 16, 2015 | Air Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has awarded a new three-year road feeder services contract to Jan de Rijk Logistics, extending its delivery network to over 50 airports across Europe. Read More »

IAG Cargo delivers indigenous Australian artefacts for highly anticipated British museum exhibition

AJOT | April 15, 2015 | Air Cargo

IAG Cargo has successfully transported 10 irreplaceable artefacts and artworks for the BP exhibition Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation, which opens on 23rd April. The items travelled over 10,000 miles from Australia to the UK through Secure, IAG Cargo’s high-security service. Read More »