Saturday, May 18, 2024

Melbourne Cup winner flies with Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo has transported three-year-old horse Cross Counter to Dubai having won the 158th edition of the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s biggest horse racing event. Following the event, commonly referred to as the race that stops a nation, Emirates SkyCargo transported the champion horse from Melbourne to Dubai on board a Boeing 777 Freighter on 11 […]

Ethiopian Cargo takes delivery of 8th B777F

Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eight Boeing 777 Freighter, which arrived in Addis Ababa on 10 November. As part of the company’s 15-year Vision 2025 plan, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services plans to generate $2 billion of revenue with 19 freighter aircraft, and transport 820,000 tonnes of cargo to 57 […]

Turkish Cargo starts flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Turkish Cargo is increasing capacity in Vietnam by adding Boeing 777 Freighter flights to Ho Chi Minh City. The country’s largest city has high export potential with strong demand for electrical equipment, fuel, oil, accessories and textiles, chemical products and nuclear equipment from Europe. Ho Chi Minh City has a population of almost 10 million […]

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 […]

Turkish Cargo to add Mexico City to its network

Turkish Cargo will add Mexico City to its network, with the first Boeing 777 Freighter flight landing in Mexico on 3 October. The flights will operate on two different routes with first travelling on an Istanbul-Madrid-Mexico City-Bogota-Curacao-Maastricht-Istanbul route and the second going on an Istanbul-Madrid-Mexico City-Houston-Istanbul route. Exports from Mexico City include fresh flowers, perishable […]

Qatar Airways Cargo flies to Brasilia to fight HIV epidemic

Qatar Airways Cargo flew 100 tonnes of medication from Mumbai to Brasilia on a charter flight for its customer, Hermes Travel and Cargo. The pallets were loaded on a Boeing 777 Freighter in Mumbai, and the life-saving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) medications were dispatched to support Brazil’s Ministry of Health’s response to the HIV epidemic. The […]

Etihad renews deal with Trinity Logistics for Rickenbacker flights

Etihad Cargo and Trinity Logistics have renewed their partnership, which will see the airline continuing to operate three Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Rickenbacker International Airport. Originally signed in June 2016, the extended partnership allows Trinity to continue to serve the high fashion industry, forwarding apparel from Colombo, Sri Lanka and Hanoi, Vietnam […]

Emirates SkyCargo flies first horses to FEI World Equestrian Games

Emirates SkyCargo has transported the first group of 67 horses for the FEI World Equestrian Games Tryon 2018. The horses were flown from Liege, Belgium to Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina in an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter. This is the first of 19 flights that Emirates SkyCargo will be operating as a special charter for one […]

AeroLogic to receive a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter

AeroLogic will receive a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter in January, which Lufthansa Cargo will lease from Boeing for this purpose. The aircraft is expected to receive the registration D-AALK and will fly from Seattle to Leipzig in January 2019. The fleet of AeroLogic, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express, will grow […]

Lufthansa gives BMW the ultimate way to show off its vision

Lufthansa Cargo and BMW are teaming up to show off the car manufacturer’s Vision iNext vehicle to the world. More than 300 international media representatives will board Lufthansa Cargo’s Boeing 777 Freighter to experience the vision vehicle from BMW, which is the company’s vision of future mobility. Teams from Lufthansa Cargo and BMW have worked […]

Emirates SkyCargo flies Alfa Romeos to the Gumball 3000 rally

Emirates SkyCargo has partnered with luxury car distributor, Gargash to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the Gumball 3000 rally. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio were transported onboard an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter, which can carry up to 100 tonnes of cargo and has a wide […]

Emirates sees big potential in South America

South America has long been touted as one of the world’s most promising emerging markets. Brazil even supplied the ‘B’ for the oft-quoted ‘BRICS’, alongside Russia, India, China and South Africa, writes Neil Madden. But over the past decade, Brazil and many of its neighbours have seen mixed economic fortunes, which have disappointed the region’s […]

FIA 2018: Boeing lands major deal with Volga-Dnepr

Volga-Dnepr Group and CargoLogicHolding has signed an agreement to acquire 29 Boeing 777 Freighters, confirmed an order for five more Boeing 747-8 Freighters, the purchase of a crew pairing solution, and an agreement to work together on future projects. The group is one of the largest 747 freighter operators, and it wanted to add more […]

FIA 2018: Qatar Airways confirms order for five 777 Freighters

Qatar Airways has finalised an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters in a deal signed at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow. The deal is worth $1.7 billion at list prices, and will add to Qatar Airways’ existing Boeing freighter fleet of 13 777s and two 747-8s. The announcement was attended by the state of Qatar’s […]

FIA 2018: DHL Express orders 14 Boeing 777 Freighters

Boeing has kicked off the Farnborough Airshow by signing a deal to supply DHL Express with 14 Boeing 777 Freighters, with the option for an additional seven. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in 2019, and DHL says that while the aircraft will not increase capacity, they will significantly reduce costs, increase efficiency and […]

Korean Air expands in India with Delhi freighter flights

Korean Air is helping strengthen relations between India and South Korea with the launch of three weekly freighter flights to Delhi. The airline will operate three Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week on Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays departing Seoul’s Incheon International Airport at 11.10PM, making a stop in Hanoi, Vietnam before arriving in Delhi at […]

Lufthansa board says yes to operating new 777 Freighters

Lufthansa Group’s decision making board has approved the operation of two brand-new Boeing 777 Freighters by Lufthansa Cargo. The aircraft were ordered in May this year, but it was not decided who would manage and operate the aircraft, which are expected to be ferried from the Boeing plant in Seattle to Lufthansa’s base in Frankfurt […]

Multi-million dollar FedEx deal for Boeing

Boeing and FedEx Express have inked a $6.6 billion order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters. FedEx Express CEO David Cunningham, says: “We are taking another positive step in our fleet modernisation programme as we add more efficient, lower emission aircraft to our global fleet. “The Boeing 767 and 777 Freighters have brought […]

Etihad Cargo flies freighters for Year of Zayed aid mission

Etihad Cargo has launched its first humanitarian freighter missions to Kazakhstan and India as part of its Year of the Zayed programme. The specially branded Year of Zayed Boeing 777 Freighter departed Abu Dhabi – first to Almaty in Kazakhstan and then to Hyderabad in India – carrying special provisions to be distributed to those […]

Lufthansa Cargo orders two Boeing 777 Freighters

Lufthansa Cargo has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters, which will join the fleet in 2019 as it replaces older MD-11Fs. The two aircraft are scheduled to take off from Boeing’s plant in Seattle in February and March 2019 and offer 20 per cent lower CO2 emissions than existing MD-11 Freighters, along with lower noise emissions […]

Qatar Airways signs deal to purchase five Boeing 777 Freighters

Qatar Airways and Boeing have signed a letter of intent to purchase five 777 Freighters valued at $1.7 billion. The 777 Freighter has a range of 4,900 nautical miles with a payload of 102 tonnes, which Boeing says translates into cost savings as fewer stops mean lower landing fees, less congestion, lower cargo handling costs […]

Southern Air to provide Miami with another freighter route to Asia

Southern Air is to become the sixth airline at Miami International Airport to operate cargo flights to Asia with the launch of weekly services to Hong Kong. The wholly owned subsidiary of Atlas Air will operate Boeing 777 Freighter services from Miami to Hong Kong via Anchorage from 1 April. The other airlines operating cargo […]

All Nippon Airways to add two 777 Freighters to its fleet

All Nippon Airways (ANA) will introduce two Boeing 777 Freighters to its fleet in response to the expanding market in Asia, China and North America. The aircraft will be capable of transporting oversized cargo and special items such as aircraft engines, semiconductor manufacturing equipment, lithium batteries and pharmaceuticals in large quantities. Delivery is scheduled for […]

Atlas Air acquires 777Fs to lease to DHL Express on ACMI basis

Atlas Air Worldwide has acquired two Boeing 777 Freighters to be operated for DHL Express by Southern Air on an ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) basis. The aircraft were acquired from LATAM Airlines with the first starting service this month and the second expected to begin service at the end of the second quarter […]

Emirates flies first UAE built satellite to Seoul for space mission

Emirates SkyCargo has transported the first satellite developed and built by Emirati engineers in the UAE to Seoul on its first journey into space. The KhalifaSat was developed and built at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) and the remote sensing satellite will provide images of the earth for practical applications in a variety […]

Etihad Cargo flies horses for Hong Kong Longines Masters

For the second year in a row, Etihad Cargo has successfully shipped a consignment of show jumping horses to Hong Kong for the annual Hong Kong Longines Masters. Eight professional grooms and a veterinarian accompanied the 51 horses as they made the round trip from Liege Airport in Belgium to Hong Kong International Airport. Among […]

Emirates SkyCargo adds Maastricht to its freighter network

Emirates SkyCargo is expanding its presence in Europe with new scheduled freighter services to Maastricht starting today (6 February 2018). The airline will initially operate two Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays, arriving at 08.10h local time and departing for Dubai World Central at 10.10h. At the end of March the […]

Turkish Cargo orders three more Boeing 777 Freighters

Turkish Airlines is continuing to expand its freighter fleet by ordering an additional three Boeing 777 Freighters, to join the two it took delivery of in December. The 777 Freighter is based on the 777-200LR passenger aircraft, and can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a full payload of 102 metric tonnes. Boeing says its range […]

Qatar Airways helps Chilean cherry exports bloom in Asia

The cherry season bloomed again with Qatar Airways Cargo transporting over 1,400 tonnes of Chilean cherries between 13 November and 19 December on charter flights. The carrier operated 14 Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Santiago in Chile, all the way to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong via its state-of-the-art Doha hub at Hamad International Airport. […]

EVA Air takes delivery of first Boeing 777F

EVA Air took delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle on Wednesday, 8 November. The carrier flew its newest freighter from Paine Field to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport, departing shortly after delivery and arriving on Thursday, 9 November in Taipei. The airport welcomed Taiwan’s first 777F with […]