Monday, May 27, 2024

Lui: Our people are our most treasured capital

In February, Chapman Freeborn appointed Allen Liu as cargo director for North Asia. With 15 years’ experience in aviation, Lui began his career in 2006, gaining industry knowledge at several air cargo businesses before taking on a senior role as cargo manager China at Chapman Freeborn in 2013. After five years generating and developing business […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints Sharon Vaz-Arab as new IMEA regional director

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed Sharon Vaz-Arab, aviation expert with 30+ years of experience, as its new Director – IMEA (India, Middle East & Africa). Vaz-Arab arrives at the company following 26 years at Cargolux Airlines, where she began in sales and progressed to director […]

Chapman Freeborn appoints new CIO

Chapman Freeborn, the global air charter specialist and part of Avia Solutions Group, has appointed a new Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) as it seeks to optimise its operations and transition into a fully digitised, paperless organisation. Laurent Jossa, who has over 20 years of experience working at a variety of aviation and air freight […]

IAG Cargo celebrates 1000th charter flight

IAG Cargo ended 2020 with the departure of its 1000th charter flight since March that year. The new charter flights were introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic and utilise aircraft from the Group that would, in normal times, not be available. The 1000th flight from London Heathrow to Los Angeles Airport was on a B777-200 and included […]

ABI provides training by brokers for brokers

The Albion Broker Institute has been established to provide professional training in aircraft brokerage, designed by brokers for brokers. Founded by Lewis King, managing director of Albion Aviation Group, who has over 10 years of aviation industry experience including working for two major chartering companies, it provides training for both the passenger and cargo brokers. […]

Cargo charter bookings grow 150% for Victor

Cargo charter bookings at Victor have soared, with growth of 150 per cent since it launched a dedicated global service at the start of the year. The new business expands the charter marketplace’s ‘high tech, high touch’ suite of B2C and B2B private charter services, allowing it to serve a range of general and business […]

Industry failed to meet peak season expectations

Last year was a peak season like no other, featuring unprecedented e-Commerce demand, a year-end, mad scramble for capacity, infrastructure crunches and soaring prices which even threw up a fabled million-dollar charter from Hong Kong to the US, writes Donald Urquhart. And just for novelty in all this frenetic activity, there were the Coca Cola […]

US and Freight division expected to boost profits at Air Partner

Air Partner is expecting to see strong growth in underlying pre-tax profit helped by strong results in the US and in the Freight division. Underlying pre-tax profit for the financial year ending 31 January 2018 is expected to not be less than £6.4 million, compared to £5.1 million reported in the same period last year, […]

Strong growth to continue following busy year for Air Partner

The end of 2017 proved extremely busy for Air Partner, and director of freight Mike Hill is expecting a strong start to 2018. He says the strong growth in the second half of the year came from geopolitical situations and extreme weather creating high demand for cargo charters from all Freight division offices. This followed […]

Customers welcome Volga-Dnepr’s commitment to Asia

The charter market has mirrored the air cargo market as a whole by proving strong in 2017, and Volga-Dnepr Group says a new regional base in the region has supported growth. It has opened a regional base in Hanoi to provide full service support to local customers in Asia, which it says means Volga-Dnepr full […]

Asia remains an important market for Antonov

The Asian region will remain an important market for Antonov Airlines, representing a significant proportion of flight revenue in 2017, business development director Michael Goodisman (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. Total charter revenue for 2017 has significantly increased compared to 2016, Goodisman says, and around 30 per cent of this revenue came from flights to/from […]

Asia to expand rapidly after exceptional year

2017 has proved to be an exceptional year for all three of Air Charter Service’s Asia Pacific offices; and regional director for Asia Pacific Steve Fernandez (pictured) predicts rapid growth in years to come. He says there has been a resurgence in peak season demand, the likes that have not been seen for over a […]

Air Partner appoints Robert Jubb as freight trading manager

Air Partner has appointed Robert Jubb (pictured below) as freight trading manager and he will be based at the charter firm’s UK headquarters at Gatwick. Jubb has over 13 years of experience in the charter brokerage, airline and time-critical logistics industries. He was previously commercial director at AirX Charter and also spent eight years at […]

Flexport to charter own weekly freighter from HK to LAX

The growth in e-commerce and lack of capacity out of Hong Kong (HK) has led to Flexport to charter its own freighter flights from HK to Los Angeles. The growing freight forwarder say to ease the air cargo capacity shortages, the first of the these flights is a Boeing 747-400 departing on Sunday, 19 November. […]

60 Seconds with Mike Stewart

Glasgow Prestwick Airport is the only gateway in Scotland where the largest air cargo freighters can fly into and is looking to grow its traffic. The airport is also working towards becoming a Spaceport, which could give its freight activities a boost. Air Cargo Week spoke to Prestwick’s business development director, Mike Stewart who has […]

Dave Edwards appointed as BACA CEO

BACA – The Air Charter Association – has made a a series of appointments to drive the ambitious development of the association. Dave Edwards has been made chief executive officer (CEO) in a newly created role and the part-time appointment is part of BACA’s strategy to drive the association forward. It was announced at the BACA […]

Hurricane relief flights keeping ACS busy in the US

Air Charter Service (ACS) has had a busy last few weeks arranging humanitarian relief charters to hurricane-ravaged islands in the Caribbean. ACS president for the Americas, Richard Thompson (pictured below) says the charter broker has been involved with relief flights for Hurricane Irma charters. He explains: “We have been arranging lots of relief charter flights […]

Freight profit surge in 1H17 for Air Partner

Charter broker Air Partner says its underlying freight profit for the first six months of the year to 31 July was up 88.6 per cent to £0.6 million ($800,000). Overall gross profit for the first half of the year was up 12.2 per cent to £18.1 million from £16.1 million last year led by a […]

National places two 747Fs with BST Logistics

National Airlines has expanded its cooperation with BST Logistics by operating the two B747-400F Freighters on behalf of BST Logistics through an aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) agreement from August. BST will begin cooperation with China Aerospace International Holdings based on BST Logistics’ ACMI operations. China Aerospace International Holdings is a subsidiary of the […]

1st Qatar Airways Cargo garment charter arrives in Rickenbacker

Qatar Airways Cargo’s first charter freighter service loaded with garments has touched down at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. The cargo carrier is providing bespoke airfreight solutions to transport products for American fashion retailer, L Brands. The first flight earlier this month, saw over 100 tonnes of garments in collaboration with one of its major customers, […]

First equine guests welcomed to The ARK at JFK

The ARK at New York’s JFK International Airport has received its first equestrian guests after the Equine Import Quarantine facility opened its doors. Approved by the US Department of Agriculture top-class horses were welcomed over Labor Day weekend. Also known as “3 Shades of Grey,” these three Irish horses named Sandy, Jackson and Polly, were originally […]

New office opened by The Charter Store in Guadalajara

The Charter Store has expanded its footprint in the Americas and opened a new office in Guadalajara, Mexico. The air charter firm says it is termed the ‘Silicone Valley’ of Mexico, and the region encompasses the country’s third largest economy and its 4.9 million inhabitants make it a robust economic engine that embraces technology, manufacturing […]

Air Partner celebrates 20 successful years in Germany

Air Partner is celebrating its 20th anniversary in Germany and has moved into a bigger office in Cologne, director of freight Mike Hill (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. The Freight division started operations in 2007 and Hill says business has continued to grow year-on-year with sustained growth in the first half, and though the freight […]

Demand remains strong for oversized at Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has seen strong growth in demand for charters and a lot of diversity in the types of outsize and heavyweight cargoes it has delivered this year. Commercial director, Alexander Kraynov (pictured below) notes flying hours operated by its An-124-100 and IL-76TD-90VD freighters in the first six months rose 29 per cent and 37 […]

ACS invests in Canada as it expands its Toronto office

The Canadian office of Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to new larger premises in Toronto to facilitate its ambitious growth plans in the country. In the first half of the year, the office has posted growth of 36 per cent. In 2016, the number of charter contracts signed was up 25 per cent on […]

ACS increases staff numbers and training

Air Charter Service (ACS) is busy increasing staff numbers and training staff as it continues growing, having had a strong start to the year, group cargo director Dan Morgan-Evans tells Air Cargo Week. Morgan-Evans says all offices are performing well, and are up on where they were last year, with Hong Kong significantly higher, particularly […]

Air Charter Service revenue grows 24% in first quarter

Revenue at Air Charter Service (ACS) has grown 24 per cent in the first three months of 2017, with the Far East proving particularly strong, especially for cargo. The company’s financial year starts on 1 February, and group chief executive officer Justin Bowman says the Far East offices were the star performers with a 72 […]

Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo help bring endangered rhinos home

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of animal transport specialist Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo. On behalf of African Parks, a conservation non-profit that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, Intradco chartered two Etihad Boeing 777 Freighters to transport […]

Chapman Freeborn takes 75% share in Magma Aviation

Chapman Freeborn has increased its stake in Magma Aviation to a majority shareholding of 75 per cent to support the company’s long-term growth plans. The charter company has held a minority share in Magma since its launch in 2010 to commercially and operationally manage dedicated wide-body aircraft, contracted on an exclusive basis for airline partners. […]

Atlas Air off to an “exciting start” in Q1

Atlas Air Boeing 747-8F

Atlas Air Worldwide has reported income from continuing operations, net of taxes, in the first quarter of 2017 was $8.3 million compared with $7.7 million in Q1 last year. President and chief executive officer, William J. Flynn (pictured below) says the company is off to an “exciting start in 2017” and is building on its 2016 achievements and growing earnings […]