Thursday, June 20, 2024

Bahrain International Airshow unveils new look for the future of aerospace

Ahead of the seventh instalment, Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS) has unveiled its new identity to embody the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as an innovative global hub for the aerospace industry. A declaration of its unrelenting commitment to excellence, the new branding is a representation of BIAS’ role as a prestige feature within the aerospace industry, […]

Kerry Logistics expands Middle Eastern presence

Kerry Logistics has expanded its footprint in the Middle East by setting up a new office in Bahrain and opening a bonded logistics facility in Dubai. The Bahraini office focuses on the automotive, oil and gas, fashion and lifestyle and electronics and technology verticals with air, ocean and road freight, customs clearance and warehousing services. […]

Mattar to manage cargo at Gulf Air’s Bahrain hub

Gulf Air is continuing its Bahrainisation programme with the appointment of Wael Mattar as senior manager cargo for its Bahrain hub. He joined Gulf Air in 1995 as a security and safety supervisor, and will apply experience in sales and at stations across the GCC and Egypt to one of the airline’s main revenue generating […]

First of 14 new B777F joins DHL’s fleet

DHL has taken delivery of the first of 14 new Boeing 777 Freighters, with N-705GT taking off from Cincinnati on Saturday 25 May. The aircraft took off from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport bound for Bahrain on its commercial maiden flight. Replacing older intercontinental flights, the 777F, which is operated by Southern Air, will strengthen DHL’s […]

Etihad Cargo extends partnership with MICCO

Etihad Cargo has extended its partnership with MICCO as its provider for road feeder services across the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council. The road feeder service network connects air and sea gateways in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as well as Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Under the partnership, MICCO will continue to provide Etihad Cargo […]

Gulf Air picks Aero Cargo as GSA in France

Gulf Air has chosen ECS Group company Aero Cargo France to be its GSA for re-launched services between Paris and Bahrain. ECS Group subsidiary Globe Air Cargo is already Gulf Air’s GSA in the UK, and the French company says the partnership and confidence between the two companies will grow further with the new contract. […]

PEMCO holds ceremony for B737-700 conversion program

PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has held ceremony to mark the cutting of a cargo-door opening in a passenger airframe for the conversion of its first Boeing Next Generation 737-700 Passenger-to-FlexCombi aircraft. The event is a milestone for Bahrain-based Chisholm Enterprises, the customer for this aircraft. Its subsidiary Texel Air, a non-scheduled cargo airline, will […]

Qatar flies Holstein cows from Europe to meet dairy demand

Qatar Airways Cargo has transported the country’s first two shipments of 230 Holstein cows from Europe on a Boeing 777F as part of a project to set up a new dairy industry in Qatar. These initial shipments are part of a 4,000-head herd that will be making their way to Qatar, as it looks to get […]

Qatar chief Al Baker calls on ICAO to declare GCC blockade “illegal”

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker has called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to declare the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) blockade “illegal”. Last week, carriers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates suspended flights to Doha, Qatar’s capital amid a diplomatic row, accusing them of funding terrorist organisations. […]

Some carriers suspend routes into Doha after Gulf diplomatic row

Airlines have suspended routes to and from Qatar after a diplomatic row has wreaked havoc with services of long-haul carriers. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain have cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar and closed their airspace. Qatar Airways said on its website today that is has stopped flights to Saudi Arabia, […]

PEMCO launches Boeing Next Gen 737 conversion programmes

PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has launched its Passenger-to-FlexCombi and passenger-to-freighter conversion programmes for the Boeing Next Generation 737-700 aircraft. The wholly owned subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) says the programmes will be marketed as B737-700FC (FlexCombi) and B737-700F (Freighter). PEMCO director of conversion programs, Mike Andrews says: “We’re excited to finally announce the […]

DHL Express starts new daily Bahrain to Jeddah service

DHL Express has launched a new daily express freight service connecting its Bahrain hub with Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. The new route will be from Bahrain International Airport to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport, and will utilise a Boeing 757 Freighter carrying up to 22 tonnes of cargo. This makes DHL the first international express provider to offer direct […]

Nine countries added to UPS Worldwide Express Freight

UPS is expanding its UPS Worldwide Express Freight service to nine new countries for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international shipments over 70 kilogrammes. The service is now available in Bahrain, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Malta, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. UPS says that the number of companies using the service has increased 250 per cent […]

IAG Cargo to increase Middle East capacity

British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo is to increase capacity to the Middle East by splitting Abu Dhabi and Muscat flights and Bahrain and Doha services into four separate flights. The group says separating the services will increase capacity to the region by 83 per cent. To Abu Dhabi route will be served daily by a Boeing 787-9, which […]

Cargolux and Oman Air extend Indian partnership to Mumbai

After successful cooperation between Cargolux and Oman Air for cargo flights to Chennai as part of an agreement signed last year, the carriers have added an additional destination in India with two weekly flights to Mumbai, beginning on 8 March 2016. Flight CV6102 leaves Luxembourg on Tuesdays at 12.25h and is routed via Bahrain where it arrives […]

Gulf Air orders 29 A320neos

AirLog Pakistan appointed cargo GSA for Gulf Air Cargo in Pakistan

Gulf Air has made a firm order for 29 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, of which 17 will be A321neos and 12 will be A320neos. The Bahraini airline operates 28 Airbus aircraft, and it says the A320neo will fit into the fleet, while offer low operating costs and optimum fuel efficiency. The contract was signed at […]

Qatar Airways expands freighter fleet to 16 aircraft

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased its fleet, having taken delivery of its seventh Airbus A330 Freighter and its first Boeing 747 Freighter. The new aircraft will be used on routes to the Indian cities of Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai, as well as Bahrain, Brussels and London’s Stansted Airport. Qatar now has 16 freighters in its […]