Saturday, May 18, 2024

Qatar Airways picks WFS to handle Pittsburgh freighter flights

Qatar Airways Cargo has picked Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to provide cargo handling services for its new twice-weekly Boeing 777 Freighter flights to Pittsburgh International Airport. The route was launched on 11 October, making Qatar Airways the first international airline to start scheduled freighter services to Pittsburgh, and becoming the airline’s fifth freighter destination in […]

Rosie the flower freighter celebrates Chinese Valentine’s Day

Emirates SkyCargo has marked Chinese Valentine’s Day by flying its special rose-liveried Boeing 777 Freighter known as ‘Rosie’ to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The aircraft arrived in the early hours of 28 August on the day of the Qixi festival, known as Chinese Valentine’s Day. Emirates SkyCargo operates daily freighter services to Shanghai and offers […]

Sea-Tac welcomes Cherry Express as exports of cherries bloom

The cherry season is in full bloom in Washington State, and the Port of Seattle welcomed a specially painted cherry themed Boeing 777 Freighter transporting the fruit to Asia. The aircraft operated by China Cargo, a division of China Eastern Airlines landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on 24 July, which is expecting to export record […]

Qatar Airways flies cattle from Budapest on charter flight

Qatar Airways Cargo has operated a charter flight to transport Hungarian pedigree calves from Budapest to Qatar for breeding purposes. The high value livestock flew from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport on board a Boeing 777 Freighter with one carriage box accommodating four calves, and the mobile cattle grids were lifted one after the other […]

Etihad Cargo predicts modest growth in 2017

2017 will be a year of modest growth at Etihad Cargo following a strong start, senior vice president David Kerr (pictured) predicts. He says the first two quarters have been the strongest for a couple of years and Etihad Cargo has enhanced its fleet and network. Etihad Cargo took delivery of an Airbus A330 Freighter […]

FedEx and Boeing collaborate on ecoDemonstrator aircraft

Boeing and FedEx Express are to work together to fly the next ecoDemonstrator aircraft, using a new Boeing 777 Freighter to test emerging technologies. The ecoDemonstrator program, now in its fifth iteration, serves as a testbed to improve environmental performance and safety of future aircraft, and this round includes installing a compact thrust reverser to […]

Qatar Airways flies oil and gas equipment to Brazil on charter flight

Qatar Airways Cargo transported over 80 tonnes of oil and energy equipment to Brazil on board its Boeing 777 Freighter for DHL Global Forwarding. The cargo was flown from Zhengzhou in China to Cabo Frio in Brazil, with technical stops at the airline’s hub in Doha, and Accra in Ghana. The collaboration was Qatar Airways’ […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders two 777 Freighters and 10 737 MAX 8s

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters valued at $651.4 million, as well as exercising the option for 10 737 MAX 8s. The commitment was announced at the Paris Air Show, and the additional 737s will make it the largest 737 MAX operator in Africa, bringing its firm orders to 30. Ethiopian Airlines Group […]

Chapman Freeborn keeps Gabon port expansion project on course

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has delivered over 200 tonnes of project cargo to help keep a port expansion development in Gabon on course. The time-critical consignments from Europe and India were required for the opening of a new port terminal, set to welcome its first cargo ships next month, and the cargo was originally scheduled to […]

Emirates flies show jumping horses for Longines Global Champions Tour

Emirates SkyCargo has transported some of the world’s best show jumping horses across three continents in a month for the Longines Global Champions Tour. The airline transported 93 horses, which each weighed 600-650 kilogrammes, in two flights from Liege to Mexico City between 31 March and 1 April on Boeing 777 Freighters along with 11 […]

Emirates profits fall 70% and market is expected to remain challenging

Emirates Group profits have fallen by 70 per cent in the 2016-17 financial year to 2.4 billion dirhams ($653 million) due to lower yields, weaker consumer confidence and on-going geopolitical instability. Emirates SkyCargo was affected by the fall, with revenue down five per cent to AED10.6 billion with yield per freight tonne kilometre declining eight […]

Extra China flights as Lufthansa Cargo upgrades network

Lufthansa Cargo is to upgrade its network with extra freighter flights to China, and use belly-hold capacity on passenger aircraft. Cargo operations to China will be increased with nine Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Shanghai, up from seven, and it will exclusively use 777Fs instead of mixing it up with Boeing MD-11 Freighters, […]

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 […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

Coyne Airways helps repopulate Tbilisi Zoo

Coyne Airways has helped repopulate Tbilisi Zoo by flying animals including a tiger, wallabies, sheep and penguins on board a Boeing 777 Freighter. The zoo was hit by flooding following a freak storm on 14 June 2015, in which more than 300 zoo animals either drowned or were shot by emergency forces, and at least […]

50 horses fly first class for FEI World Cup with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Cargo has flown 50 of the finest European horses to Omaha for the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping and FEI World Cup Dressage Finals. The thoroughbreds flew from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska on board a Boeing 777 Freighter, with each horse stall containing two animals, who were joined […]

FedEx to connect Liege with its Memphis World Hub

FedEx Express will connect TNT’s European air hub in Liege to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis in April 2017. FedEx will use a Boeing 777 Freighter with 116 tonnes of capacity and TNT will be injected into the FedEx network for delivery across the US and Canada. The aircraft will continue on a round-the-world trip […]

Qatar Airways takes delivery of 12th B777F

Qatar Airways Cargo has received its latest Boeing 777 Freighter in Doha – taking its freighter fleet to 21. Chief officer for cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann says: “The arrival of our newest Boeing 777 freighter comes at a time when we are consciously strategising our freighter network expansion this year, above and beyond the unprecedented demand and […]

Lufthansa Cargo flies into €64m loss in 2016

Lufthansa Cargo has made an EBIT loss of €64 million ($68 million) as yields fell and continuing overcapacity hit revenue and earnings. Revenue for Lufthansa Logistics, which covers Lufthansa Cargo, Jettainer, time:matters and its investment in cargo airline AeroLogic, was down 11.5 per cent to €2 billion, while earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) were […]

Etihad Cargo welcomes 10th freighter to its fleet

Etihad Cargo has taken delivery of its 10th freighter aircraft, an Airbus A330 Freighter, its fifth Airbus, joining its five Boeing 777 Freighters. The airline says the delivery follows 12 months of sustained growth including 10 new freighter routes and carrying 602,026 tonnes of cargo in 2016, a moderate increase on 2015. Speaking at the […]

Champion horses fly first class for Chi Al Shaqab with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Cargo has flown over 100 champion horses from Amsterdam for the annual CHI AL SHAQAB equestrian event in Doha. The horses flew on board a Boeing 777 Freighter for the event of jumping, dressage and para-dressage from 2 – 4 March. The CHI AL SHAQAB is the first equestrian competition of its kind […]

Love is in the air as airlines fly roses for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day just round the corner, carriers all over the world are filling their aircraft with roses for romantics around the globe. Lufthansa Cargo is filling entire freighters with flowers, connecting flower-growing countries with its Frankfurt hub several times a week, with charter flights from cities including Quito and Nairobi. It transports 1,000 tonnes […]

Racehorses fly first class to Kuwait with Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo has transported 72 elite racehorses from the UK to Kuwait following the European racing season. The racehorses, worth a combined £36 million ($45 million) travelled from Stansted Airport to Kuwait City on board a Boeing 777 Freighter, where they will spend the winter months training and racing. Etihad Cargo has transported more than […]

Etihad Cargo adds Stansted, East Midlands and Copenhagen to network

Etihad Cargo has expanded its European freighter network to nine destinations with new routes to Stansted Airport and East Midlands Airport in the UK, and Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The routes will be served using Boeing 777 Freighters, and joins Amsterdam, Frankfurt (both Main and Hahn), Milan, Brussels and Zaragoza as Etihad Cargo freighter destinations. […]

Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker aim to save 10,000t of CO2 by 2020

Lufthansa Cargo and DB Schenker have saved 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide over the past five years and hope to save another 10,000 by 2020. The companies say the intention has been endorsed by the Carbon Reduction Agreement and DB Schenker says 40 per cent of its direct and indirect CO2 emissions result from air […]

Emirates SkyCargo adds Oslo to its freighter network

Emirates SkyCargo has started weekly freighter services from Oslo to Dubai to cater for increasing Norwegian seafood exports, which have doubled in the last six years. The route will be served by a Boeing 777 Freighter with over 100 tonnes of capacity, which brings weekly capacity out of Oslo to 175 tonnes including bellyhold space […]

Lufthansa successfully loads A350 engine onto freighter

Lufthansa Technik and Lufthansa Cargo have reached the important milestone of preparing for the entry of the Airbus A350 XWB by loading a Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine into a Boeing 777 Freighter. The test took place under real-life conditions at Frankfurt Airport and means Lufthansa is confident it can provide spare Trent XWB engines for […]

Overcapacity causes Lufthansa Cargo to make loss

Lufthansa Cargo has made an EBITDA loss of four million euros ($4.4 million) as it continues to suffer overcapacity and competition from Bosporus and Gulf carriers. Revenue has fallen by 19.1 per cent to 976 million euros for the logistics segment, which consists of Lufthansa Cargo, unit load device management firm, Jettainer; its stake in […]

Emirates SkyCargo connects Delhi to network

Emirates SkyCargo has launched weekly Hong Kong – Delhi – Dubai Boeing 777 Freighter services on 1 June. The airline is expecting key exports from Hong Kong to Delhi will include pharmaceutical raw materials, electronics and machinery. Key exports from Delhi, which will have access to 150 global destinations via Dubai, will include leather goods, […]

Emirates profits increase but revenue falls

Emirates has seen profits increase by 56.4 per cent to 7.1 billion dirhams ($1.9 billion) for the 2015-16 financial year despite revenue falling. Revenue for the group was down by 4.3 per cent to 85 billion dirhams, due to currency devaluations against the US dollar and adjustments following falling fuel prices. Emirates SkyCargo saw its […]