Saturday, May 18, 2024

Delta and Virgin to strengthen UK – US network

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are to strengthen their UK – US networks by sharing flights, which will include the first London – Portland service. From the summer of 2017, the two airlines will optimise their joint network, which they say will offer customers more choice and flexibility. The changes for Delta will include […]

Qatar Airways Cargo adds capacity to Atlanta

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased its capacity to Atlanta (US) with the launch of daily bellyhold flights to Atlanta on 1 June 2016. The world’s third largest international cargo carrier has served Atlanta with Boeing 777 freighters for almost five years. The introduction of daily widebody Boeing 777 passenger flights provides additional belly-hold capacity to the cargo carrier’s […]

Delta upgrades Lima flights with 777-200s

Delta Air Lines has increased capacity to Peru by using a Boeing 777-200 on its Atlanta – Lima services. The upgrade from a Boeing 767-400 to a 777-200 has increased cargo capacity from 17 tonnes to 25 per flight to cater for increased demand for Peruvian perishables in Europe and Asia. Peru’s perishables exports mainly […]

US carriers apply for permission to serve Cuba

New United Airlines Cargo website

US carriers are looking to take advantage of the US and Cuba agreeing to resume scheduled services by applying to the US Department of Transportation for approval for non-stop flights. So far, Alaska Airlines would like to operate twice daily flights between Los Angeles and Havana with a Boeing 737-900ER, while Delta Air Lines want […]

Qatar Airways Cargo volumes up 37.5% in 2015

Qatar Airways Cargo saw cargo volumes increase by 37.5 per cent in 2015 to 1.5 million tonnes with all business areas seeing strong growth. Imports into Doha increased by 29 per cent, with export traffic up by 10 per cent and transshipments shot up by 39 per cent compared to 2014. The increase in volumes […]

Delta Air Lines quits Airlines for America

Delta Air Lines is to leave Airlines for America (A4A), accusing the organisation of not supporting the airline on key issues, including the growth of Middle Eastern carriers. The carrier will formally leave A4A on 26 April 2016, saying its $5 million annual dues could be better spent on improving its own services. Delta says […]

CAL happy with launch of Atlanta service

CAL Cargo Airlines tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) it has had a good start to 2015 as it launches twice-weekly flights to Atlanta but has shelved plans for services to China. The airline launched flights to the US city of Atlanta in the state of Georgia on 25 September from Liege Airport in Belgium. In May […]