Air Cargo

Coverage of air cargo related news including freight forwarders, airlines, airports and more


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Airfares can only keep rising due to supply chain problems

Bloomberg | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo

Passengers will see little respite from soaring air fares as carriers face a shortage of planes, labor and spare parts that will prevent them meeting booming travel demand.

Azul CEO touts M&A as fix for Latin America’s troubled airlines

Bloomberg | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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Spirit Aero to cut jobs after Boeing slows down 737 output

Bloomberg | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Inc. plans to lay off about 450 workers at its main campus in Wichita, Kansas, as it grapples with mounting losses and a slowdown in shipments to Boeing Co.

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American Airlines expands winter schedule with eight new routes to Latin America and the Caribbean

AJOT | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

• American will fly to more destinations in the Dominican Republic than any other airline with the launch of new service to La Romana (LRM) in December. • Seven more new routes connecting Charlotte (CLT), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL) to Latin America and the Caribbean will offer customers expanded access to vibrant destinations. • This winter, American will operate more than 2,350 peak weekly flights to more than 95 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean, more than any other U.S. airline.

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Boeing’s low-key chairman steps into spotlight with CEO search

Bloomberg | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

As Boeing Co.’s board searches for a chief executive officer to steer the US planemaker out of its worst crisis in years, directors are intent on finding a leader who can make a fresh start — meaning deep aerospace experience isn’t necessarily required.

EasyJet CEO Lundgren to leave next year, CFO to take helm

Bloomberg | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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FAA eases curbs imposed on United Air after safety mishaps

Bloomberg | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

United Airlines Holdings Inc. can again add new planes and routes after the Federal Aviation Administration eased restrictions, a sign of progress after a series of safety issues led to a clampdown on the carrier’s operations.

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Positive cargo development at Vienna Airport

AJOT | May 16, 2024 | Air Cargo | General

The volume of trucking increased by 15 percent year-on-year to 20,678 tons. Looking at imported and exported air freight, it reveals a balanced picture...

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Fraport Traffic Figures – April 2024: Passenger and freight volumes continue to grow

AJOT | May 15, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airports | By The Numbers

Frankfurt Airport welcomed about 5.1 million passengers in April – Increase of 5.6 percent year-on-year – Passenger growth of 7.0 percent achieved across all Fraport Group airports...

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Qatar to make an equity investment in Southern African Airline

Bloomberg | May 15, 2024 | Air Cargo

Qatar Airways is set to invest in an unidentified airline based in southern Africa in the coming weeks as it looks to expand its footprint in the continent.

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Aurrigo introduces four new autonomous baggage handling vehicles at Changi Airport

AJOT | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Changi Airport Group (CAG) and Aurrigo International plc have agreed to bring in a fleet of four autonomous baggage handling vehicles to pilot underwing operations at Changi Airport.

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Etihad Cargo fully prepared for UAE-PLACI

AJOT | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | General

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, has announced its complete readiness for the UAE Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) regulations, ensuring that partners and customers will experience no disruptions in their shipments. This achievement underscores the carrier’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards of security and efficiency in operations.

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United expects record setting start to summer travel season

AJOT | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

United is ready for its busiest Memorial Day holiday ever – with a record-setting three million travelers expected to fly between May 23-28, up nearly 10% compared to last year. To help fliers navigate the crowds and jumpstart their summer vacations, United has dozens of features in its mobile app to help travelers skip lines, breeze through security, navigate to their gates, quickly check their bags and more – saving travelers up to 30 minutes on average* at the airport...

Aeromexico seeks US IPO after delisting Mexico shares

Bloomberg | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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Airlines sue US Transportation Department over rules requiring fee disclosures

Bloomberg | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Several major US airlines and their lobbying group sued the US Transportation Department over new regulations mandating up-front disclosure of certain fees, in a fight over rules the agency says could mean big savings for travelers.

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Lufthansa Cargo adds Monterrey to freighter flight schedule

AJOT | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | General

Starting today, customers of Lufthansa Cargo can book their freight from Frankfurt to the Mexican city of Monterrey...

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WFS launches new Leadership Academy in North America

AJOT | May 14, 2024 | Air Cargo | General

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), a member of the SATS Group, has launched a new Leadership Academy for staff in stations in North America in collaboration with Abilene Christian University (ACU)...

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