Friday, June 14, 2024

Amazon to lease another 15 737-800s from GECAS

Amazon is continuing to invest in its aircraft fleet by signing a partnership to lease another 15 Boeing 737-800s from GECAS. The deal was signed at the Paris Air Show, with the 15 aircraft coming in addition to the five 737-800s already leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft will fly in the […]

American Airlines starts cargo services to Cuba

American Airlines has become the first US passenger airline to begin cargo services to Cuba by offering mail services into and out of Havana. Havana is the airline’s principal destination from the US with one daily flight between Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport using an Airbus A319, and four flights […]

Egyptair renews contract with WFS in Amsterdam and Brussels

Egyptair has extended its cargo partnership with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) by renewing its cargo and mail handling contracts at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Brussels Airport. The three-year contract, which starts in March 2018, will see WFS handling cargo and mail for the airline’s daily Boeing 737-800 flight from Amsterdam to Cairo as well as […]

Aeroflot cargo and mail grows 40% in first half of 2017

Aeroflot’s cargo and mail volumes continue to grow with a 39.2 per cent increase in June to 17,946.4 tonnes. The growth came from international volumes, which were up 81.9 per cent to 11,503.9 tonnes, while domestic cargo and mail saw a dip of two per cent to 6,442.5 tonnes. Cargo and mail volumes were up […]

Air Vanuatu chooses ACP as GSA for Australia and New Zealand

Air Vanuatu has picked ACP Worldwide as its exclusive cargo general sales agent in Australia and New Zealand, with effect from 1 July. ACP will provide resources to cover all sales, marketing, reservations, customer service and import functions for the national flag carrier of the Pacific Island nation. Air Vanuatu operates freight links around the […]

International cargo surge for Aeroflot, domestic volumes remain flat

Cargo and mail volumes grew 29.2 per cent in February for Aeroflot with international tonnage surging while remaining flat on domestic services. Total volumes were up 29.2 per cent to 14,231 tonnes, with an international surge of 53.5 per cent to 9,182 tonnes, while domestic cargo was up 0.3 per cent to 5,049 tonnes. In […]

Royal Air Maroc to launch Manchester Casablanca flights

Royal Air Maroc is to start its first non-London UK services to Casablanca with three flights a week from Manchester from 28 March. It will use a Boeing 737-800 on the three hour 20 minute flight from Manchester Airport to Mohammed V International Airport on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airline’s UK & Ireland general […]

Aeroflot’s cargo recovers after difficult two years

Aeroflot’s cargo and mail volumes have recovered after two difficult years, handling 205,795 tonnes, a figure not seen since 2013. Cargo and mail had been 204,554 tonnes in 2013, before falling 18.7 per cent in 2014 to 166,262 tonnes, and another six per cent in 2015 to 156,335 tonnes before the 31.6 per cent recovery […]

Spectre Air Capital orders Boeing 737 freighter conversions

Spectre Air Capital is continuing its rapid growth with an order for 18 Boeing 737-700s and 737-800s due to demand caused by the rapid growth of e-commerce. The Texas-based aircraft lease-finance specialists has ordered 15 firm plus rolling options for 737-700 and 737-800 passenger to freighter conversions with Israel Aerospace Industries and a launch order […]

Domestic volumes make up for international weakness at Aeroflot

Aeroflot’s domestic volumes continue to make up for international weakness, with cargo and mail increasing by 10.5 per cent in May to 13,077 tonnes. International volumes fell by 11.2 per cent to 6,500 tonnes in May while domestic cargo and mail rose by 45.8 per cent to 6,577 tonnes. Year-to-date volumes increased by 14.2 per […]

Domestic cargo drives Aeroflot growth

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes increase by 15.3 per cent to 14,652 tonnes in April, with the domestic market driving the growth. In April, domestic volumes were up by 33.2 per cent to 7,195 tonnes while international saw an increase of 2.1 per cent to 7,456 tonnes. Between January and April, cargo and […]

Turkish Airlines to receive 26 Boeings in 2016

Turkish Airlines is to take delivery of 26 Boeing aircraft in 2016, with six 777-300ERs and 20 Next-Generation 737-800s. Boeing has received more than 7,000 orders for Next Generation 737s saying this is because of its wide market base, efficiency and low operating costs. Turkish Airlines chief investment and technology officer, Ahmet Bolat says: “The […]

Pegasus finalises order for five 737-800NGs

Pegasus Airlines has finalised an order for five Boeing 737-800 Next Generations, worth around $505 million. The airline, along with its subsidiaries, Air Manas and Izair, operates 69 aircraft, including 58 737-800s. Pegasus, which started charter flights in 1990 and scheduled services in 2005, flies to 33 destinations in Turkey and 70 in the rest of […]

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 […]

Aeroflot takes delivery of Boeing 737-800

Aeroflot has taken delivery of a new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation, named after Russian historian, poet and journalist, Nikolay Karamzin. This is the third aircraft Aeroflot has taken delivery of this year, having received two Sukhoi Superjet 100s in January. Aeroflot took delivery of four 737-800s in 2015, receiving two in July, one in August […]

Xiamen Airlines hopes for prosperity with 8,888th 737-800

Xiamen Airlines is hoping for a prosperous 2016 having taken delivery of the 8,888th Boeing 737-800 produced. In Chinese culture the number eight is considered fortunate because it sounds similar to the word meaning ‘prosperity’ or ‘wealth’. The 737-800 Next Generation received a special livery to commemorate its significance. Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president […]

Aeroflot volumes fall 7% in 2015

Aeroflot has seen cargo and mail volumes fall by seven per cent in 2015 to 135,145 tonnes, though December only saw a modest drop of 2.5 per cent. In 2015, the Russian airline saw international volumes fall by 8.5 per cent to 74,619 tonnes while domestic cargo and mail was down by 5.1 per cent […]

China Postal Airlines orders 10 Next Generation 737 Converted Freighters

China Postal Airlines has ordered 10 Next Generation Boeing 737 Converted Freighters (BCF) pending the programme launch. Boeing says the 737-800 is the first Next Generation 737 offered for conversion, and China Postal Airlines joined fellow Chinese carrier, YTO Airlines as the BCF launch customer. China Postal Airlines has also ordered seven 757-200s to convert […]

Myanmar National Airlines appoints Hactl

Myanmar National Airlines has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) as its handling agent for flights between Yangon to Hong Kong. The airline started four times a week Boeing 737-800 services to Hong Kong International Airport on 4 December 2015. Hactl executive director, Vivien Lau says: “It is my great pleasure to welcome Myanmar […]