Air Cargo

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


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Air Canada says Max grounding hit it harder than other carriers

Air Freight News | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Air Canada has been hurt more from the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max than other operators because the aircraft made up a larger portion of its total capacity, the carrier’s finance chief said Wednesday.

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Southwest sees 737 Max getting regulatory approval in November

Air Freight News | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Southwest Airlines Co., the largest operator of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, expects regulators will certify the grounded jet to resume flight before Thanksgiving in the U.S., clearing the way for much-needed new deliveries by year’s end.

Ryanair U.K. pilots plan more walkouts as last actions flop

Bloomberg | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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How does offering air cargo services benefit business growth

AJOT | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | General

After all, most of the companies seem to manage growing their businesses without ever going through the trouble of organizing and operating an air cargo service. So, why should you bother with setting one up?

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Yamaha Motors picks Kenya’s Astral Aerial to promote use of its helicopter drones in Kenya

AJOT | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Technology

Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday 4th September 2019 : Astral Aerial Solutions, an affiliate of Astral Aviation, has sealed a deal with Japanese drone manufacturer Yamaha Motor Company to provide last mile air cargo delivery and crop spraying solutions in Kenya.

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Korean Air Cargo signs 3-year extension with LUG aircargo handling

AJOT | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

South Korea’s leading cargo carrier, Korean Air Cargo, a member of the SkyTeam Cargo Alliance, has extended the cooperation with LUG aircargo handling at Frankfurt International Airport for a further three years to 2022.

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Emirates takes a hard look at fleet needs in slowing economy

Bloomberg | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

After years of rapid growth fueled by some of aviation’s biggest-ever jet deals, Dubai’s Emirates is reviewing its fleet requirement in light of the demise of the Airbus SE A380 jumbo and a deteriorating global economy.

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American Air says goodbye to MD-80 jetliner after 36 years

Bloomberg | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Julio Gomez has flown the MD-80 for his entire 20-year career at American Airlines. But he can’t bring himself to make that final trip into the New Mexico desert.

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Kenya Airways seeking more sway in alliance with Air France-KLM

Bloomberg | September 04, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Kenya Airways Plc is looking to renegotiate a 24-year long partnership with Air France-KLM to gain more control over their cost and revenue-sharing deal and the ability to make agreements with other airlines.

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American Airlines update on the Boeing 737 MAX

AJOT | September 03, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

American is extending cancellations for the MAX through Dec. 3. In total, approximately 140 flights per day will be canceled through Dec. 3.

Cargolux sales enters digital era

AJOT | September 03, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

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China probes Cathay’s empty oxygen bottles to add to scrutiny

Bloomberg | September 02, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. is under investigation by Chinese regulators after emergency oxygen bottles on three flights were found depleted or completely empty, compounding pressure on the Hong Kong airline from mainland authorities.

Flight cancellations mount as Dorian lashes U.S. Southeast Coast

Bloomberg | September 02, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

Latest Boeing Max delays imperil return of jet by Christmas

Bloomberg | September 02, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airlines

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Drone bubble bursts, wiping out startups and hammering VC firms

Bloomberg | August 30, 2019 | Air Cargo | Technology

New commercial drone businesses flooded into the market at the start of the decade, flush with venture capital and giddy with visions of unmanned aircraft being used for everything from delivering packages to fertilizing farmland.

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Growth continues for Turkish Cargo

Air Freight News | August 29, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

According to the data obtained by WACD, the international air cargo information provider, in May; Turkish Cargo increased its tonnage rate by 7.1 percent, and grew substantially across the industry which shrank by 5.1 percent in the global air cargo market.

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TIACA appoints Hourcade as project manager to lead sustainability program and cargo service quality project

AJOT | August 29, 2019 | Air Cargo | Freighters

Celine Hourcade will join The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) as Project Manager from September 2019, supporting the Association’s transformation program.

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WFS invests €10M in new pharma center at Paris CDG Airport

AJOT | August 29, 2019 | Air Cargo | Airports

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the world’s largest air cargo handler, is investing €10 million in a new Pharma Centre to expand its range of services for airline and freight forwarder customers at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. This investment also includes equipment and supplies for the next 10 years. Opening in September 2019, it will be the only facility owned by a ground handler dedicated to pharmaceuticals at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG).

Air France-KLM and Kuehne + Nagel create first direct system-to-system connection in the industry
Air Cargo
AJOT | Top Story | August 29, 2019

Air France-KLM and Kuehne + Nagel create first direct system-to-system connection in the industry

Kuehne + Nagel and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo), two leading players of the airfreight industry, have joined forces to improve integration of their electronic booking processes. In a proof of concept that was successfully brought to conclusion in July, the two companies enabled total host-to-host connection through application programming interface (API) allowing for a system-based, integrated and interactive match between available capacity and demand.

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