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Month: February 2015

Air Cargo Africa: Intra-African trade is the key to growth

Developing intra-African trade is the number one opportunity to boosting airfreight volumes in the continent, according to delegates at the

Air Cargo Africa: Africa to learn from Leipzig-Halle Airport

The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for marketing on Wednesday 25 February with

Air Cargo Africa: Jettainer wins deal with Equatorial Congo Airlines

Jettainer has started its first entry into the African market this month after taking over unit load device (ULD) management

ACI confirms global bounce back

Airfreight rebounded after almost three years of stagnating growth, according to preliminary data released by the Airports Council International (ACI).

Cathay, Jetstar trade blows over Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways has said Jetstar should not be given a licence by the Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority

$129m for 39K shipments per hour at DHL Brussels Airport

DHL is to invest 114 million euros ($129.7 million) in a hub at Brussels Airport, which will allow it to

Incheon Airport creeps up 1.1% in January

Incheon International Airport's volume was up 1.1 per cent in January, compared to the same month in 2014.

Charter, ACMI drives profit up 10% at Atlas Air

Atlas Air made a net profit of $106.7 million in 2014, helped by a strong fourth quarter (Q4), with growth

Turkish Cargo’s Atatürk terminal

Turkis Airlines Cargo has released photos of its 71,000 square metre cargo facility, which became operational in January. 

Just-in-time drives demand

Compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent for airfreight worldwide will be driven by just-in-time manufacturing, the demand

United volumes, profit up

United Airlines has seen volumes in January rise by 11.2 per cent year-on-year to 200.6 million cargo revenue ton miles

Europe up despite debt crisis

Airfreight traffic across the European airport network grew 3.6 per cent year-on-year (YOY) in 2014, according to Airports Council International

Q4 saw rise in carrier net-profit

The financial performance of airlines continued to improve in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a report by the

Al Maktoum Airport surges by 262 per cent in 2014

Airfreight volumes at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) surged 262.5 per cent in 2014, according to

Airship funding and testing advances

Airlander, the UK cargo airship, has received another round of government funding and is being wind tunnel tested at Cranfield

Pictographs hinder Asian e-AWB

Japan and Korea are ready for e-freight, but the characters in both countries' languages provides challenges, according to Lufthansa Cargo

ANA: E-commerce to drive growth

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Cargo is hoping that the rise of e-commerce in Asia, joint ventures and fleet upgrades will

Lufthansa Cargo CEO: We are keeping our freighters

Airlines cannot operate intercontinental services without a successful freight division, and Lufthansa has no intention of scrapping its freighters, says

Fraport secures extended, new Eurasian contracts

Fraport Cargo Services (FCS) has won a new customer at Frankfurt Airport in the shape of China Southern Cargo.

ICAO adopts global tracking standard

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) member states approved an aircraft tracking standard on 3 February at its 2015 High Level

Sharp fall strikes UPS’ fourth quarter

United Parcel Service (UPS) has reported that its financial results were below expectations for the fourth quarter of 2014, due

Bagram crash probe cites payload shift

Armoured vehicle payload shifting could have caused the 29 April National Air Cargo Boeing 747 Bagram Airfield crash, according to

Rates stagnate 2014 revenues

Airfreight demand gathered momentum as 2014 progressed, but revenues were the same as 2013 at $62 billion, the International Air

Bagram crash FAA claim likely stalled to 2016 says DOJ

THE US Department of Justice (DOJ) says American Insurance Group (AIG), and National Air Cargo's $45 million claim against the

Lufthansa sees emerging challenge

Freighter operations may not be profitable in emerging markets and belly-hold can undermine the business case further, Lufthansa Cargo chief

Japanese off-shoring boosts Narita Airport

NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT is handling increasing amounts of transshipments because Japanese companies moved production to neighbouring countries and export their

Demands for UK decision on Manston Airport

The UK Government's Department of Transport (DfT) should determine whether Thanet District Council (TDC) was right to defer Manston Airport's

London to lose 20 destinations?

London's airports could lose daily connections with up to 20 international cities if it does not increase runway capacity, according

Rising exports push Asia Pacific up by 5%

Asia Pacific airlines have seen freight tonne kilometres (FTK) for 2014 rise by 5.4 per cent to 63.2 billion, because

Double-digit success for AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) saw cargo volumes rise by 17.6 per cent in 2014 to 401,000 tonnes, up from 2013 when

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