Monday, July 22, 2024

WFS picks up Air China and Royal Jordanian contracts in Copenhagen

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has picked up new contracts with Air China and Royal Jordanian Airlines at Copenhagen Airport. On 30 May, WFS will begin handling cargo on board Air China’s five Airbus A330 flights a week connecting the Danish capital with Beijing Capital International Airport. It expects to handle around 10 tonnes on each […]

X2 Logistics member moves A320 fuselage to Spain

A member of the X2 Logistics Network has moved a fuselage for an Airbus A320 from the UK to Spain. Active Transport moved the wing section, which weighed six tonnes and had dimensions of 6.2 x 4.4 x 3.9 metres, from Kemble to Pamplona, a distance of 1,500 kilometres. The fuselage wing section was picked […]

Aeroflot cargo and mail grows 40% in first half of 2017

Aeroflot’s cargo and mail volumes continue to grow with a 39.2 per cent increase in June to 17,946.4 tonnes. The growth came from international volumes, which were up 81.9 per cent to 11,503.9 tonnes, while domestic cargo and mail saw a dip of two per cent to 6,442.5 tonnes. Cargo and mail volumes were up […]

Delta Air Lines and Viva Air place Airbus orders

Delta Air Lines has placed an order for 10 more Airbus A321ceo aircraft and Viva Air signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 50 A320s at the Paris Air Show. Delta’s order follows on from it signing for 30 incremental A321ceo last month and it now has ordered a total of 122 A321s. Delta’s senior vice […]

International cargo surge for Aeroflot, domestic volumes remain flat

Cargo and mail volumes grew 29.2 per cent in February for Aeroflot with international tonnage surging while remaining flat on domestic services. Total volumes were up 29.2 per cent to 14,231 tonnes, with an international surge of 53.5 per cent to 9,182 tonnes, while domestic cargo was up 0.3 per cent to 5,049 tonnes. In […]

VietJet picks Hactl to handle cargo for Hong Kong flights

VietJet has chosen Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) to provide cargo terminal operations for its Ho Chi Minh City – Hong Kong flights. The daily service will be operated with an Airbus A320 and Vietnam was Hong Kong’s fifth largest export market, with major commodities including telecom equipment, meat products and electronic components. Imports […]

Aeroflot’s cargo recovers after difficult two years

Aeroflot’s cargo and mail volumes have recovered after two difficult years, handling 205,795 tonnes, a figure not seen since 2013. Cargo and mail had been 204,554 tonnes in 2013, before falling 18.7 per cent in 2014 to 166,262 tonnes, and another six per cent in 2015 to 156,335 tonnes before the 31.6 per cent recovery […]

Nine more Airbus A330s for Hong Kong Airlines

Hong Kong Airlines has ordered another nine Airbus A330-300s to be used across Asia and beyond. The airline is expecting to have 50 aircraft by the end of 2018 and its fleet, which consists entirely of Airbus’, is made up of 11 A320s and 22 A330s including five A330-200 Freighters. Hong Kong Airlines president, Zhang […]

Airbus gains 40 orders from Jetstar, VietJet and Vietnam Airlines

Vietnamese carriers have been busy ordering Airbus aircrafts, with orders for A320s, A321s and A350s during a state visit to Vietnam by the President of France. During the visit, Jetstar Pacific Airlines finalised a purchase agreement for 10 A320ceos, VietJet placed a firm order for 10 A321ceos and 10 A321neos while Vietnam Airlines signed a […]

Finnair Cargo to use A350s five times a week on Heathrow route

Finnair Cargo is to operate Airbus A350s on its London Heathrow – Helsinki route five times a week from 5 October. It already uses A350s on its Monday, Friday and Sunday services between the UK and Finland, and the additional services will operate on Wednesdays and Thursdays, replacing the Airbus A320s it currently operates. Finnair […]

Volaris launches Dallas Fort Worth – Monterrey services

Volaris has launched twice-weekly services from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Monterrey in Mexico, using an Airbus A320. Volaris started flying to DFW in 2015 with three flights a week to Guadalajara, and the carrier connects over 60 destinations in Mexico, the US and Central America. DFW executive vice president for global strategy […]

Lufthansa reconnects Munich with Tehran

Lufthansa has relaunched nonstop services Munich – Tehran with three times a week Airbus A330-300 services from today (4 July). Flight number LH602 will leave Munich at 22.10h on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, landing in Tehran at 05.20h. The return flight, number LH603 will leave Tehran at 06.55h on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, landing back […]

Domestic volumes make up for international weakness at Aeroflot

Aeroflot’s domestic volumes continue to make up for international weakness, with cargo and mail increasing by 10.5 per cent in May to 13,077 tonnes. International volumes fell by 11.2 per cent to 6,500 tonnes in May while domestic cargo and mail rose by 45.8 per cent to 6,577 tonnes. Year-to-date volumes increased by 14.2 per […]

Domestic cargo drives Aeroflot growth

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes increase by 15.3 per cent to 14,652 tonnes in April, with the domestic market driving the growth. In April, domestic volumes were up by 33.2 per cent to 7,195 tonnes while international saw an increase of 2.1 per cent to 7,456 tonnes. Between January and April, cargo and […]

Egyptair flight MS804 disappears over Mediterranean

An Egyptair Airbus A320 has gone missing over the Mediterranean Sea, flying from Paris to Cairo. Flight MS804 disappeared at 02.30h local time after leaving Greek airspace. So far the cause of disappearance is not known and Egyptair has asked the media to stop speculating until facts are known. The missing aircraft, registration SU-GCC was […]

Qatar Airways connects Yerevan to network

Qatar Airways has added the Armenian capital of Yerevan to its network with four times a week Airbus A320 services, with 48 tonnes of bellyhold capacity weekly. The outbound flights will leave Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 20.30h on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport at 00.40h the next day. […]

Investigation after aircraft hits drone landing at Heathrow

UK police are investigating reports that a British Airways Airbus A320 hit a drone while landing at Heathrow Airport. It is reported that the aircraft from Geneva hit the drone as it approached Heathrow at 12.50h on 17 April. If confirmed to be a drone, it would be the first incident in the UK, though […]

Qatar announces 14 new routes for 2016 and 2017

Qatar Airways has announced 14 new routes across Europe, Africa and Asia, including Doha – Auckland, which it says will be the world’s longest flight when launched. The network expansion was announced at the ITB Berlin international travel fair, where Qatar unveiled services to Bosnia, Cameroon, Finland, France, Gabon, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, […]

Aeroflot reduces losses in 2015

Aeroflot has reduced its losses by 62.1 per cent in 2015 to 6.5 billion roubles ($86 million) with cargo revenue increasing despite volumes falling. The losses for the year were down from 17.1 billion roubles and revenue increased by 29.8 per cent to 415.1 billion roubles. Cargo revenue increased by 10.5 per cent to 9.6 […]

Aeroflot takes delivery of Boeing 737-800

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation, named after Russian historian, poet and journalist, Nikolay Karamzin. This is the third aircraft Aeroflot has taken delivery of this year, having received two Sukhoi Superjet 100s in January. Aeroflot took delivery of four 737-800s in 2015, receiving two in July, one in August […]

Aeroflot volumes fall 7% in 2015

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes fall by seven per cent in 2015 to 135,145 tonnes, though December only saw a modest drop of 2.5 per cent. In 2015, the Russian airline saw international volumes fall by 8.5 per cent to 74,619 tonnes while domestic cargo and mail was down by 5.1 per cent […]

Hong Kong Airlines increases Tianjin services

Hong Kong Airlines has increased its Airbus A320 service to Tianjin to twice daily as it looks to expand further into Northern China. The increased Tianjin service was announced at a press conference held at the St Regis Hotel in the city, with guests from organisations including Tianjin Binhai International Airport, Tianjin Customs and Post […]

Etihad sees 4% volumes rise in 2015

Etihad Airways’ cargo subsidiary, Etihad Cargo has seen freight and mail volumes increase by four per cent in 2015 to 592,000 tonnes. The airline added six new passenger locations with bellyhold capacity and freighter routes to Dakar, Nouakchott and Douala, bringing freighter-only destinations to 20. It took delivery of 15 aircraft, consisting of one Airbus […]

Airbus boasts record deliveries in 2015

Airbus delivered 635 aircraft to 85 customers in 2015, beating 2014’s record, and it is aiming to deliver 650 in 2016. The manufacturer says of the 635 aircraft, 491 were A320 Family, 103 were A330s, 27 were A380s and 14 were A350 XWBs. Airbus says it received 1,036 net orders from 53 customers in 2015, […]

BOC Aviation orders 30 Airbus A320s

Aircraft leasing company, BOC Aviation has ordered an additional 30 Airbus A320s, bringing its total Airbus orders to 306. The order by the Singapore based company, owned by Bank of China, is for 18 A320neos and 12 A320ceos. BOC Aviation has 12 Airbus A330s and 294 A320s on order, including 64neos. BOC Aviation managing director […]