Monday, July 15, 2024

Silkway West to open weekly flights to Oslo Airport

Avinor Oslo Airport has gained another route to export salmon with Silkway West Airlines launching weekly flights from Friday 27 September. The route will be operated by a Boeing 747-400F, connecting the Norwegian capital with onward connections to the Far East via Baku, Azerbaijan. At Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport, the Silkway Group operates a […]

Oslo Airport extends freighter network to Nanjing

Oslo Airport will gain a new link to China when Suparna Airlines launches twice-weekly connects to Nanjing on 1 September. The Boeing 747-400ERF services will leave the Norwegian capital at 16.30 on Thursdays and Sundays, arriving in Nanjing at 09.00 the following morning. Nanjing is to the west of Shanghai and well situated to serve […]

AirBridgeCargo adds third weekly flight from Oslo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has added a third weekly flight from Oslo Airport, tailor made for seafood exports bound for South Korea. The first flight was operated on Tuesday 28 May, complementing existing Tuesday and Friday departures, heading to Seoul via Moscow. The Russian airline now offers 230 tonnes of seafood capacity from Oslo on Tuesdays, operating […]

Avinor and WFS terminate Oslo seafood centre deal

Norwegian airport operator Avinor and Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) have terminated the deal to construct a new seafood centre at Oslo Airport. Construction of the centre, which was going to have the capacity to handle up to 250,000 tonnes of seafood annually, was supposed to commence in April 2019 with the opening date given as […]

There’s plenty more fish in the sea to be exported

Following on from the recent substantial growth at Oslo Airport, things were slower in 2018 as capacity has been allowed to settle and a hotter summer affected the salmon harvest. Speaking to Air Cargo Week in Oslo following the Nordic Air Cargo Symposium, Martin Langaas, director of traffic development and cargo for Norwegian airport operator […]

CAL adds second weekly flight from Oslo

CAL Cargo Airlines has added a second weekly flight from Oslo, Norway to Tel Aviv, Israel starting today (Friday 1 March). The Friday departure adds 3,500 tonnes of seafood capacity from Oslo to Israel, with an estimated export value of over 200 million krone. Martin Langaas, director of cargo at airport operator Avinor says: “We […]

Air Cargo Global flies seafood from Oslo to Tianjin

Air Cargo Global has launched flights between Oslo and Tianjin, supporting demand for Norwegian seafood with twice-weekly services. Initially the route will depart twice-weekly on Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving Avinor Oslo Airport at 7.15am local time, with the Boeing 747-400F travelling to Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Peter Scholten, chief commercial officer of Air Cargo Global […]

Emirates marks two years of freighter flights to Oslo

Emirates SkyCargo has celebrated two years of freighter operations at Oslo Airport, offering 100 tonnes of cargo capacity per week. Norway is one of the world’s largest exporters of seafood and exports of salmon were valued at around $4 billion in the first six months of 2018. Over the last two years, Emirates SkyCargo has […]

WFS to operate new seafood centre at Oslo Airport

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Sjømatterminalen have signed an MOU to operate the Seafood Centre at Oslo Airport, which will handle up to 250,000 tons a year. Norway accounts for half of the air cargo generated in the Nordic region, and Oslo was the fastest growing cargo airport in Europe with 36 per cent. Of […]

The times are a changin’ in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is changing fast, writes David Craik. Women have been given the right to drive, music can be played in public and you can even go to the cinema. The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 project, led by the youthful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is also set to revolutionise Saudi’s economy which has been so […]

Regional players focus on quality as volumes grow

Everything from medicines and salmon to sophisticated aircraft parts for US fighter jets move in and out of Scandinavia by air. While there is much land and sea traffic with the biggest trading partners such as the Netherlands, Germany, Poland and France, the huge markets in the US and the growing demands of Asia, especially China, […]

Oslo soars as it feeds global hunger for Norwegian seafood

Cargo volumes at Avinor Oslo Airport soared in 2017 with growth of 35 per cent as it satisfied global demand for Norwegian seafood. In 2017, 185,000 tonnes of air cargo were flown in and out of Oslo Airport, an increase of 35 per cent, with a number of cargo airlines choosing to add the Norwegian […]

Oslo Airport in a strong position with 32% growth

Airfreight volumes at Oslo Airport have grown 32 per cent in the first half of 2017, and director of cargo at airport operator Avinor, Martin Langaas says there is much to be positive about. Oslo has welcomed new freighter services from Emirates SkyCargo, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Cargolux Airlines International, Turkish Cargo, CAL, DHL and Atlas Air, […]

DHL starts flying seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai

Oslo Airport is continuing to gain new routes with DHL launching two flights a week to Seoul and Shanghai. The Boeing 747-400 Freighter service was launched on 8 September, and will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays. The hub serving the capital of Norway has seen cargo growth of 32 per cent this year, and has […]

Seafood tonnage at Oslo Airport set to double in 2017

Seafood freight through Oslo Airport in Norway is on the up and the gateway expects to handle double the amount of fresh fish in 2017. Oslo Airport is now served by 17 weekly cargo flights exclusively serving the Norwegian seafood market. In the last eight months, Emirates Sky Cargo, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Cargolux, Turkish Cargo, CAL […]

Turkish Cargo flies to Oslo to deliver seafood around the world

Turkish Cargo has started twice weekly Airbus A330-200 Freighter flights to Oslo Airport, collecting Norwegian seafood for delivery around the world. It started weekly flights on 10 March and Turkish increased the frequency to two a week at the end of the month, connecting Norwegian seafood exporters to global destinations via Istanbul Ataturk Airport. Oslo […]