Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Business gets a warm reception in Anchorage

With its geographic location, you may assume Alaska is unbearably cold but Jim Szczesniak insists it is warmer than you think. The airport manager for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, who took over from John Parrott in January last year, says Alaska’s largest city is warmer than his native Chicago. Like much of the industry, […]

Amazon Air to start flights to Anchorage airport

ANC reports 2021 figures

Amazon Air will launch Boeing 767 flights to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on 27 June. The online retailer will utilise the Alaskan airport’s Kulis Business Park, located south of the East-West runways. On Anchorage Airport’s Twitter feed, airport manager Jim Szczesniak says: “This is the second new airline we’ve welcomed to Anchorage Airport this […]

E-commerce behind solid growth at Anchorage

ANC reports 2021 figures

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport experienced solid air cargo growth in 2018 helped by its location between the world’s two largest e-commerce markets. Air cargo grew by 2.5% to 2.8 million tonnes at the world’s fifth busiest cargo airport, with its geographic position between the world’s two largest economies, which happen to be the largest […]

FedEx flies bears to Oakland Zoo’s California Trail

FedEx Express has flown orphaned bear cubs from Alaska to California where they will make Oakland Zoo their new home. The two grizzly and two brown bear cubs’ mothers were designated as public threats by the Alaska Department of Fish and Wildlife so were transported from Anchorage to Oakland as part of FedEx Cares’ Delivering […]

Alaska Air Cargo brings Copper River salmon to Seattle

Alaska Air Cargo has delivered more than 29 tonnes of wild Copper River salmon to Seattle for the start of the summer salmon grilling season. The first flight landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 06.30am on 18 May, with an additional three flights delivering yet more fish following by midday, marking the start of the […]

Aeronautical Engineers to provide Everts Air Cargo with two MD-83SFs

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has signed a contract to provide Everts Air Cargo with two MD-83SF conversions by the end of the year. The first MD-83 (MSN 53471) will commence modification on 4 April and will be re-delivered to the Fairbanks, Alaska-based airline at the beginning of August 2018. The second one (MSN TBD) will then […]

Szczesniak to take over as manager of Anchorage Airport

Alaska State Governor, Bill Walker, has appointed Jim Szczesniak manager of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (TSAIA), starting his new job on 22 January. Szczesniak, who is taking over from John Parrott, has a BS in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University and an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chicago. He […]

Alaska Airlines adds Freight For Less for Club 49 members

Alaska Airlines has added a new perk called ‘Freight for Less’ for its Club 49 program members enabling them to make major savings on intra-state cargo shipments. Members can save up to 90 per cent, booking up to 100 pounds of freight through Alaska Air Cargo for a flat rate of $10. Individual shipments dropped […]

Alaska Air Cargo launches real-time booking engine

Alaska Air Cargo has launched a new booking and tracking capability powered by SmartKargo. Alaska’s adoption of the SmartKargo Portal functionality now leverages all IATA standard C-IMP messages to communicate with the airline’s existing systems landscape. It also provides the technology to adopt the paperless transformation of key business processes, including e-AWB and the capability to digitally collect, store and […]

World’s first 737-700 converted freighter launched by Alaska

Alaska Air Cargo has introduced the first converted Boeing 737-700 Freighter – the first of its kind in the world and the aircraft entered commercial service today, carrying goods from Seattle to the state of Alaska. The aircraft was converted over 19 months in Tel Aviv by Israel Aerospace Industries andAlaska will take delivery of two […]

Kuehne + Nagel acquires two forwarders specialising in perishables

Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its global perishables network with the acquisition of CFI (Commodity Forwarders Inc) an airfreight forwarder of perishables products in the US, and Trillvane Ltd, one of the largest perishables specialists in Kenya. These it says will add more than 150,000 tonnes of perishables to the forwarder’s perishables network and further “strengthens […]

Alaska Air Cargo does first Seattle salmon season run

The season’s first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon made the 1,300-mile journey from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle onboard an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 this morning – marking the start of the summer salmon grilling season. In addition to the 22,000 pounds of fish delivered this morning, Alaska has four flights scheduled throughout the day […]

Hybrid Airships to move freight to Alaska and Northern Canada

Hybrid Enterprises has signed a strategic partnership with PRL Logistics and Straightline Aviation to use LMH-1 airships to move airfreight and personnel to isolated regions of Alaska and Northern Canada. Hybrid Enterprises is the reseller of the LMH-1 airship, which was developed and built by Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships, and is designed to land on […]

FedEx flies sea otters from Alaska to France

FedEx Express has safely transported three sea otters from Alaska to France, so the animals can set up home at the Océanopolis ocean discovery park in Brest. The orphaned Pacific sea otters, called Atka, Kesuk and Pukig, were transported from the SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport via FedEx’s international […]