Wednesday, July 17, 2024

IAG Cargo boosts Barcelona, new LAX route to Los Angeles and re-starts SFO

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) has launched a new route between Barcelona (BCN) and Los Angeles (LAX) as well as re-starting their popular route between Barcelona and San Francisco (SFO), for the first time since the end of September 2021. The routes operated by LEVEL from Barcelona run up to […]

Etihad adds capacity in Spain with Barcelona flights

Etihad Airways has launched passenger services to Barcelona, which will also provide cargo customers with greater access to the airline’s global network. The Barcelona – Abu Dhabi flights started on 28 November, and combined with daily Madrid services, offers more than 23,000 tonnes of cargo capacity in the Spanish market. In addition, trucking services from […]

ABC races motorbikes to Australia for Superbike World Championship

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has flown 66 motorbikes on their way to the first round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Australia. The palletised motorbikes were part of a 110 tonne payload transported from Barcelona, Spain to Melbourne, Australia on board a Boeing 747 Freighter chartered for Universal Global Logistics. ABC’s load master […]

WFS ensures Asian wine lovers get their Beaujolais Nouveau

The annual Beaujolais run is in full swing in France and Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) has been helping airlines ensure over 3,000 tonnes of this year’s new young wine is delivered to customers in Asia. WFS has played a key role in meeting international demand for Beaujolais Nouveau for more than 20 years. The WFS […]

FedEx Express opens new ground operations centre in Barcelona

FedEx Express has opened a new ground operations centre in Barcelona in the one of the city’s main industrial areas – Zona Franca. The facility will process both domestic and international shipments, serving as a gateway between the Barcelona region and Europe. FedEx Express says it is creating Europe’s leading logistics network through strategic investments, and […]

Premium products and new routes across South America for IAG Cargo

The first half of 2017 has posted “robust results” for IAG Cargo, and regional commercial manager for LATAM, Rodrigo Casal (pictured) believes the airline group is ideally positioned for a strong second half. He says the Constant Climate temperature sensitive product has performed very well, helped in part by an increase in healthcare and vaccination […]

American Airlines starts Amsterdam – Dallas flights

American Airlines Cargo has launched Amsterdam – Dallas Fort Worth services as well as adding a number of seasonal routes to other European destinations. The new service to Europe’s third largest cargo airport started on 5 May using a Boeing 767-300, and American says it will offer customers in the Benelux region new opportunities to […]

WFS to handle cargo for Air China in Barcelona

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide cargo handling services to Air China in Barcelona, extending its agreement in Spain to a sixth airport. Air China operates four Boeing 777 flights a week from Barcelona to Beijing and this will increase to seven with the launch of Shanghai operations. WFS already […]

Emirates rose freighter flies to Barcelona for The Day of the Rose

Emirates SkyCargo’s rose decal freighter made a special appearance in Barcelona for Day of the Rose celebrations on 23 April, when locals gift roses and books to one another. The Boeing 777 Freighter A6-EFL, nicknamed Rosie was unveiled on Valentine’s Day, highlighting Emirates’ contributions to the global floriculture industry, having transported over 70,000 tonnes of […]

AENA airports post 11.2% air cargo growth in 2016

Spain was one of the fastest growing European air cargo country markets in 2016 as many gateways had a bumper year with most of the top airports posting strong growth numbers. This was due to a range of reasons including an improving Spanish economy boosting both imports and exports, increasing bellyhold and freighter capacity through […]

Strong November for cargo traffic at Europe’s gateways

European airport trade association the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has reported that freight traffic grew strongly in November 2016 compared to the same month in 2015. ACI Europe says the region’s airports posted cargo growth of 6.5 per cent in November and this was largely driven by non-European Union gateways – in contrast with passenger traffic. […]

Schiphol and KLM back 12send service for same day deliveries

Parcel International has launched same-day intra-European air cargo delivery service, 12send making use of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s baggage system and KLM’s European network, a service expected to benefit cross-border e-commerce. Schiphol Cargo and KLM Cargo have backed the service, contributing to the start-up and launch, following a successful pilot trial in October 2016 on KLM […]

Cargo growth in Europe outshines passenger business in April

Europe’s air cargo market was given a lift as the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports in its monthly report that freight traffic rose year-on-year (YOY) by 5.5 per cent across the continent in April. For once, the air cargo industry outshone the passenger business for growth, which grew YOY by only three per cent. The […]

LATAM increases Americas services and plans flights to Africa

LATAM Airlines Group will introduce four new routes in the Americas, to be introduced between December 2015 and January 2016, and is seeking approval for Sao Paulo (Brazil) to Johannesburg (South Africa) services. The group is planning to start three times a week services from Lima to Antofagasta (Chile), operated by LAN Peru from December 2015. […]