Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Emirates celebrates 15 years of services to Glasgow

Emirates is celebrating 15 years of services to Glasgow by operating Airbus A380s on flights to the Scottish city for a six-month stint. Over 4.5 million passengers have travelled between the two cities in addition to significant volumes of cargo. Over 80 million kilos have been exported from Scotland with Emirates SkyCargo since 2004 including […]

Airbus to stop producing the A380 as sales slump

Airbus will end production of the A380, with deliveries ceasing in 2021 due to Emirates reducing its order book, aircraft development and the lack of order backlog. Emirates and Airbus reached an agreement on outstanding A380 deliveries, with the airline receiving 14 more A380s from 2019 to 2021, taking its total order book to 123 […]

Etihad Cargo volumes fall in 2017, airline as a whole reduces losses

Volumes at Etihad Cargo fell to 552,000 tonnes in 2017 as capacity was cut, while the airline as a whole reduced losses to $1.5 billion. Cargo fell from 596,000 tonnes in 2016 with capacity being reduced by six per cent, while revenue only decreased by 0.8 per cent to $900 million thanks to stronger load […]

Singapore Airlines renews cargo handling contracts with WFS

Singapore Airlines has renewed its cargo handling contracts with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Paris and London. In France, where the companies have worked together since 1986, WFS provides handling services for the airline’s daily Airbus A380 flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle as well as offline cargo reception points, handling and domestic trucking at […]

WFS earns new contracts with five airlines in the US

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed up five airlines for passenger, ramp and cargo handling services across the US. WOW Air has picked WFS to provide ramp, passenger and cargo services for its three Airbus A330-300 flights a week from Dallas Fort Worth to Keflavik International Airport, serving Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik. The three-year contract […]

A380s future looking secure after Emirates order another 36

The future of the Airbus A380 is looking more secure following the news the Emirates has ordered 36 aircraft, in a deal worth 58.7 billion UAE dirhams ($16 billion). Emirates was expected to make a large order for A380s at the 2017 Dubai Airshow but surprised the industry by ordering 40 Boeing 787-10s, leading to […]

Last journey of a Challenger 604

A Bombardier Challenger 604, D-AMSC, made its final journey on December 19, 2017 aboard an Antonov 124 maindeck aircraft.  The flight, from Muscat in Oman to Albrecht Duerer International airport, Nuremberg, Germany was arranged by FAI Germany. The company had purchased the aircraft for parting out. Formerly operated by Munich-based operator MHS, the 604 had […]

No summer slump for Munich as cargo keeps booming

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Imports and exports continue to boom, and Munich Airport director of traffic development for cargo, Markus Heinelt does not expect to see a ‘summer slump’. He says Munich has posted its best half-yearly results in history, including a nine per cent increase in cargo turnover to 180,000 tonnes, outpacing the industry and more aircraft at […]

Freight volumes hit an all time high at Munich Airport

Freight volumes have hit an all time high at Munich Airport, handling 180,000 tonnes in the first half of 2017. The sector has grown nine per cent year-on-year and comes as passenger numbers top 20 million in the first half of the year, the same number as it handled for the whole of 1999. Munich […]

Emirates celebrates 30 years of UK operations

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates is celebrating 30 years of UK operations, providing UK passengers and cargo links to the world since the first flight from Gatwick Airport on 6 July 1987. The airline started the service in 1987 using an Airbus A310, at a time when it had six aircraft in its fleet and six other destinations. The […]

Etihad Cargo remains flat in 2016

Etihad Cargo volumes remained flat in 2016 at 592,700 tonnes despite passenger traffic growing eight per cent over the same period. The airline expanded its freighter only network to 15 destinations with flights to Columbus Rickenbacker in Ohio, US; new European flights to East Midlands, London Stansted, Copenhagen and Brussels, African flights to Addis Ababa […]

Emirates says goodbye to its last Airbus A330

Emirates has retired the last of its Airbus A330s and A340s from its fleet, and now operates just Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s passenger aircraft with bellyhold capacity. Since January 2015, it has retired 18 A330s and five A340s, phased out at the average age of 16.5 years, below the industry average of 25 years. […]

New Premia facility at Heathrow Airport for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo is to construct a new £55 million ($71 million) premium facility at Heathrow Airport to cater for ever growing demand for products such as express shipments and pharmaceuticals. The new building will be twice the size of IAG Cargo existing Premia facility and will include a larger dedicated Constant Climate Quality Centre for […]

Emirates to fly A380s to Manchester three times a day

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates SkyCargo is to upgrade Manchester Airport flights to a thrice-daily Airbus A380 route as it celebrates cargo volumes growing to over 22,000 tonnes a year. The third A380 will replace the existing Boeing 777-300ER on 1 January 2017 and will make it the fourth fully A380 service in Europe after London, Paris and Barcelona. […]

Emirates upgrades services to China and Sudan

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates will operate an Airbus A380 on bellyhold services between Dubai and Guangzhou from 1 October this year, adding to its recent announcements of A380 deployment on its Milan and Johannesburg routes. Since the route’s inauguration in 2008, Emirates has been flying a two-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on its daily flights between Guangzhou and Dubai. Once the A380 […]

Qantas transports poppies for Chelsea Flower Show

Qantas Freight has transported 300,000 commemorative poppies for the Chelsea Flower Show to honour servicemen and women who have fought in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years. The 300,000 handcrafted crocheted poppies were transported from Melbourne to London, and packed and loaded into 35 cubic metres of bellyhold space, approximately half […]

Emirates orders two more A380s

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates has ordered two additional Airbus A380s to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017, taking its orders for the aircraft to 142. The airline has 75 A380s in operation and firm orders for another 65, and the newest aircraft on order will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent 900 engines. Emirates Airline president, […]

Miami sees small cargo rise

Miami International Airport (MIA) has seen total cargo volumes increase by 0.3 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes in 2015 with domestic rising and international seeing a slight dip. Freight at Miami fell marginally in 2015 to 2.1 million tonnes while mail increased by 29 per cent to 38,100 tonnes. Total domestic cargo, which covers […]

Emirates expands routes around the world

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates Airline is to continue expanding around the world in 2016 with extra flights and upgrading aircraft throughout the year. Since the start of January, it has announced new routes to the Philippines, increased and upgraded services to the US, more flights to Switzerland and Greece, and different aircraft for Africa and Australia. From 30 […]

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, […]

Emirates to start second LA bellyhold service

Emirates has announced it plans to launch a second daily bellyhold service from Dubai International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport from Friday 1 July 2016. The second Los Angeles flight will be operated with an Airbus A380 and will supplement the current A380 flight departing Dubai. The carrier says a major export from Los […]

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 2016. The A380 will replace a Boeing 777 and means Emirates now operates 77 A380 flights to the UK each week. Emirates says the freight division, Emirates SkyCargo, saw 15 per cent year-on-year growth in […]

Emirates to retire over 50 aircraft by 2018

Emirates Airline is to retire 26 aircraft in 2016 to be replaced with 20 new Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges (ER). The airline will be replacing 12 Airbus A330-300s, four Airbus A340-300s, one A340-500, six Boeing 777-200ERs, two Boeing 777-300s and one Boeing 777-300ER. Emirates says the new A380s and 777-300ERs will […]

Emirates special livery to raise awareness of illegal wildlife trade

Emirates Airline has given two of its Airbus A380s special liveries to support the charity, United for Wildlife, to raise awareness for fighting illegal wildlife trade. The first of the specially painted aircraft departed for Heathrow Airport on 2 November and the second will fly to Mauritius on 5 November. The aircraft each have different […]