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Month: December 2015

IAG firms up order for 15 A320s

The International Airlines Group (IAG) has firmed up options for a further 15 Airbus 320neo aircraft. Airbus chief operating officer

Competition high but pharma and automotives strong

Lufthansa Cargo is seeing strong performance out of Germany in pharmaceuticals and automotives, but continues to battle competition from additional

Next year set to be similar to 2015, Boeing expects

The air cargo market has had a rollercoaster 12 months and this unpredictability and volatility is set to continue into

Qatar Airways starts Doha – Durban belly route

Qatar Airways launched new bellyhold services between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Durban International Airport on Thursday, 17 December 2015.

Malaysia Airlines the latest airline to ban hoverboards

Malaysia Airlines has become the latest carrier to ban hoverboards on flights powered by lithium-ion batteries. The airline says it

Amsterdam not unhappy following a record breaker

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is remaining optimistic about the strength of its business despite the challenges 2015 has posed so far,

Cairo goes live with new Hermes system

Cairo Airport Cargo Company (CACC) has gone live with the Hermes air cargo management system, which is part of an

Miami stagnating due to Latin American weakness

Cargo volumes at Miami International Airport (MIA) have stagnated, because of weakness in Latin America with the continued strength of

New bellyhold routes for London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport (LLA) has landed two new airline partners in Vueling and Transavia who will launch bellyhold routes from

Maastricht looking into 2016

Maastricht Aachen Airport is expecting double digit growth in 2016 after a stable year, James Muir writes. The airport’s director,

Etihad Airways adds three weekly belly services to Philippines

Etihad Airways will add three new weekly bellyhold services between Abu Dhabi and Manila from 1 May 2016, offering a

Singapore looks to niche cargo as volumes stagnate

Changi Airport has seen volumes stay flat in 2015 up to October and is expecting this trend to continue into

Softlink Global offer e-AWB connectivity to over 90 airlines

Logistics management software specialist Softlink Global is offering customers full electronic air Waybill (e-AWB) connectivity to over 90 airlines through

Seattle airport, Alaska Airlines and Boeing to partner on biofuel

The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal – powering all

FPS Group to open up membership

Freight forwarding group the Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Group is to change its constitution to allow multiple membership in each

Air New Zealand touches down in Texas

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight between Auckland and Houston in Texas touched down on Wednesday, 16 December. NZ28 departed Auckland

LATAM takes delivery of first A350 XWB

LATAM Airlines Group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody (XWB), to be used by TAM from January

Liege hoping strong growth will continue

After a strong first 10 months of 2015, Liege Airport is hoping the final two months of the year will

Finnair Cargo makes head of global sales appointment

Finnair Cargo has appointed Fredrik Wildtgrube as its new head of global sales – and he will take on the

SF Airlines receives first Boeing freighter conversion

Boeing and SF Airlines have celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), which is also

Volga Dnepr carries out first Antarctic air drop

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has carried out its first ‘air drop’ dropping cargo out of the rear door of an Ilyushin IL-76TD-90VD

AirBridgeCargo sees 27% tonnage growth

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ (ABC) growth continues and in November it saw a 27 per cent uplift in cargo carried compared to

Heathrow Airport chairman to step down next year

Heathrow Airport chairman Sir Nigel Rudd will be stepping down from his role in September 2016 after nine years and

Cattle transported from Leipzig to Kuwait

A shipment of 165 cattle was transported from Leipzig Halle Airport to Kuwait using an AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747-8 Freighter.

Survey finds cargo executives want better tools to optimise revenue

Only one in four air cargo executives feel they are able to optimise revenue for their business, despite an ongoing

RiverOak launches new Manston bid

The investment firm that has been attempting to buy the defunct Manston Airport is to use a development consent order

Emirates to use A380s in Birmingham

Emirates is to use an Airbus A380 on one of its thrice daily flights to Birmingham Airport from 27 March

Stark to succeed Rupprecht as Lufthansa Cargo operations board member

Soren Stark is to become the Lufthansa Cargo executive board member for operations from 1 April 2016, taking over from

Freighter service to Dallas/Fort Worth for Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo will start a new freighter route to Dallas/Fort Worth on 19 January 19, 2016, increasing its network

Kenya vibrant as growth rolls on

Growth forecasts are well over five per cent annually at Kenya’s airports, and the cargo picture is one of a

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