Sunday, June 23, 2024

The Western Mediterranean’s express hub remains stable

Cargo volumes have remained stable at Marseille Provence Airport, cargo manager Jean-Marc Boutigny tells Air Cargo Week staff writer, James Muir. The airport handled 36,896 tonnes of flown airfreight between January and the end of August, an improvement of 0.6 per cent on 2016. This follows growth of 7.1 per cent in 2016, when it […]

Air Austral awards ULD management contract to CHEP

French carrier Air Austral, headquartered on Réunion Island, has awarded a five-year unit load device (ULD) management contract to CHEP Aerospace Solutions. Air Austral operates a widebody aircraft fleet of three Boeing 777, and took delivery of its first 787-8 Dreamliner in May 2016, making it the first French airline to operate the aircraft. Air Austral says it […]

Air Austral takes delivery of first 787

Air Austral has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, having ordered two 787-8s in 2015. The aircraft will fly from Boeing’s delivery centre in Everett, Washington state to Roland Garros Airport in Saint-Marie, Reunion Island, a 10,500-mile delivery flight. Boeing says the 787 uses 25 per cent less fuel with 25 per cent […]