Saturday, July 20, 2024

Turkish Airlines receives its first Boeing 777 Freighter

Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter – the first of two 777Fs it has on order and set to receive this year. Turkish Airlines chairman of the board and executive committee, İlker Aycı says delivery of the 777F is a milestone event in the carrier’s cargo business. He adds: “As a prominent […]

Lufthansa Cargo and Fraport Ground Services extend contract

Lufthansa Cargo and Fraport Ground Services have signed a contract to extend their ground handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport. The agreement has been signed for a term of eight years and runs from January 2018 to December 2025. Freeport member of the executive board and executive director of labour relations, Michael Müller says: “We are very […]

First Etihad Cargo 777F touches down in Miami

Miami International Airport (MIA) welcomed the first weekly Boeing 777F flight by Etihad Cargo on 7 November. The new scheduled freighter flights, make a stop in Columbus, Ohio before continuing to Miami, Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi. The route launch makes Miami the airline’s third US cargo route and fourth in the Western Hemisphere, joining Columbus, Tucson and […]

Ethiopian Airlines orders four Boeing 777Fs

Ethiopian Airlines has ordered four Boeing 777 Freighters in a deal valued at more than $1.3 billion at list prices. The deal includes a new order for two freighters. It also includes two freighters the carrier announced as a commitment in June that finalised into a firm order and posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries […]

Trinity and Etihad link up for Hanoi-Rickenbacker 777F service

Trinity Logistics and Etihad Airways have collaborated on operating a weekly Boeing 777 Freighter service between Vietnam’s Hanoi International Airport (HAN) and Ohio’s Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK). The move represents the first time the airports have been directly connected, making the transfer of goods between the two countries faster than ever before. The companies made […]

Qatar Boeing 777F touches down in Pittsburgh for 1st time

Qatar Airways Cargo’s new Boeing 777 Freighter service touched down at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday – its 13th freighter destination in the Americas. The twice-weekly freighter flight takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Pittsburgh. On the return from Pittsburgh on Thursdays and […]

Qatar Airways Cargo expands freighter fleet to 22

Qatar Airways Cargo has expanded its freighter fleet to 22 after welcoming its 13th Boeing 777 Freighter and its first Boeing 747-8F. The world’s third largest cargo carrier received them at its Doha’s Hamad International Airport home base. The fleet now includes eight Airbus A330F, 13 Boeing 777F and one Boeing 747-8F. Chief officer of cargo, Ulrich […]

Qatar becomes 1st carrier to launch Pittsburgh freighter service

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to launch a freighter service to Pittsburgh in the US – bringing its Americas all-cargo network to 13. The fast-growing Qatari airline will start a twice-weekly Boeing 777 Freighter service on the route from 11 October. Pittsburgh is the 5th freighter destination in the Americas it has […]

1st Qatar Airways Cargo garment charter arrives in Rickenbacker

Qatar Airways Cargo’s first charter freighter service loaded with garments has touched down at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. The cargo carrier is providing bespoke airfreight solutions to transport products for American fashion retailer, L Brands. The first flight earlier this month, saw over 100 tonnes of garments in collaboration with one of its major customers, […]

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 […]

Emirates SkyCargo operates first Luxembourg freighter service

Emirates SkyCargo operated the first of its scheduled weekly freighter service to Luxembourg Airport on 12 June. Emirates SkyCargo’s freighter operation between Luxembourg and Dubai World Central is one of the first steps in the strategic operational partnership between Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines announced in May, which both says will customers access a wider range […]

Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo help bring endangered rhinos home

The critically endangered black rhino has returned to the wilds of Rwanda with the help of animal transport specialist Intradco Global and Etihad Cargo. On behalf of African Parks, a conservation non-profit that manages national parks and protected areas on behalf of governments across the continent, Intradco chartered two Etihad Boeing 777 Freighters to transport […]

FedEx begins new Liege-Memphis service

FedEx Express begun operating a new flight linking the TNT European air hub in Liège (Belgium) to the FedEx Express World hub in Memphis in early April 2017. From Memphis the aircraft will continue on a round-the-world flight to Shanghai via Seattle and Anchorage before returning to Liège. The integrator says it is an important […]

Qatar Airways adds four new freighter routes in the Americas

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas starting from 2 February 2017. The Boeing 777 Freighter will fly twice a week to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito (subject to government approval) and Miami in the US. The twice weekly freighters will depart from Doha via Luxembourg, the cargo carrier’s […]

GECAS signs deal with Korean Air for five B777F

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) has signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Korean Air for five new Boeing 777 Freighters. The commercial aircraft leasing arm of GE says the 777Fs will be powered by GE90 engines as part of the carrier’s fleet renewal program. Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled in late 2016 and 2017. Korean Air’s […]

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 […]