Wednesday, July 17, 2024

WestJet renews ULD partnership with Jettainer

WestJet has renewed its ULD management partnership with Jettainer for another five-years, extending the contract two years before expiring. The Canadian airline has grown significantly since the partnership started in 2015, including taking delivery of the first of 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in January. The number of containers and pallets to be controlled has been […]

Turkish Airlines finalises order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Boeing and Turkish Airlines have finalised an order for 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to meet growing demand at the third Istanbul airport. The firm order for 25 aircraft with options for five more 787s was first announced in September, and makes Turkish Airlines the 71st customer to buy the 787. Turkish Airlines chairman of the […]

Ethiopian Airlines welcomes first 787-9 Dreamliner to its fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, making it the first African airline to operate the aircraft. The aircraft is being leased through an agreement with AerCap and was flown directly from Boeing’s facility in Everett, Washington to Addis Ababa, a non-stop flight of 8,354 miles. The carrier is the first […]

AerCap orders 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

AerCap has ordered 30 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners valued at $8.1 billion at the Paris Air Show, making it the largest 787 Dreamliner customer. Aircraft leasing company, AerCap has taken delivery of 55 787s and now has 67 on backlog after this order, including sale leasebacks. Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer (CEO), Kevin […]

KLM to fly to India’s economic heart with Amsterdam – Mumbai flights

KLM is to launch Amsterdam – Mumbai flights on 29 October as part of its 2017-18 winter schedule, providing up to 20 tonnes of cargo capacity. The three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights a week will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from Amsterdam at 13.00h, arriving in Mumbai at 01.55h, and the return will leave […]

Another strong month for Changi with 10.2% cargo growth

Changi Airport has had another strong month with 10.2 per cent year-on-year growth in March to 188,600 tonnes. Volumes have grown 6.2 per cent in the first three months to 494,200 tonnes, with a small 0.5 per cent increase in January to 158,700 tonnes, while February was up 7.9 per cent year-on-year to 146,900 tonnes. […]

China Southern finalises order for 12 Boeing 787-9s

China Southern Airlines has finalised its order for 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.2 billion to further strengthen its expanding long-haul fleet. The 787-9’s fuselage is six metres longer than the 787-8, offer seats for passengers and cargo capacity. Boeing says the 787-9 uses 20 per cent less fuel with 20 per cent fewer […]

China Eastern orders 15 787-9s and 20 A350s

China Eastern Airlines has finalised its order for 15 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 20 Airbus A350-900s. The Boeing order, worth nearly $4 billion, will go with China Eastern’s Boeing 777s and increase the airline’s cargo payload on existing routes. The 787-9 has a fuselage six metres longer than the 787-8, and uses 20 per cent less […]

Etihad profits fly past $100m

Etihad Airways has seen profits pass the $100 million barrier in 2015 while cargo volumes have increased by four per cent to 591,000 tonnes. Net profits rose from $73 million in 2014 to $103 million and revenue was up from $7.5 billion to $9 billion in 2015. Cargo volumes increased from 569,000 tonnes in 2014 […]

Norwegian receives first 787-9

Norwegian has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, leased from MG Aviation. The airline already has eight 787-8s and will use the 787-9 on routes across North America, South America and South East Asia. Boeing says the 787-9’s fuselage is six metres longer than the 787-8, providing more cargo capacity with 20 per […]

Saudia takes delivery of first 787 Dreamliner

Saudi Arabian Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, as part of a delivery of two 787-9s and one Boeing 777-300ER [Extended Range]. The national airline of Saudi Arabia ordered eight 787-9s in 2010 and the latest delivery brings its Boeing fleet to 48 aircraft, including 777-200ERs, 777-300ERs and 747-400s. Boeing Commercial […]

IAG Cargo to start Madrid to Shanghai and Tokyo services

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo is to start Madrid – Shanghai in late 2016 and Madrid – Tokyo services from 18 October. The flights will be operated by Iberia, and will be served by Airbus A330-200s with 13 tonnes of cargo capacity. The Tokyo flights will leave Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while the Shanghai services are […]

Etihad sees 4% volumes rise in 2015

Etihad Airways’ cargo subsidiary, Etihad Cargo has seen freight and mail volumes increase by four per cent in 2015 to 592,000 tonnes. The airline added six new passenger locations with bellyhold capacity and freighter routes to Dakar, Nouakchott and Douala, bringing freighter-only destinations to 20. It took delivery of 15 aircraft, consisting of one Airbus […]

Norwegian orders 19 Boeing 787-9s as profits increase

Norwegian has finalised an order for 19 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners worth $5 billion, including the option for 10 more, and has announced quarterly profits have doubled to 833 million kroner ($102 million). The Oslo based carrier operates eight Boeing 787-8s and had previously orders 11 787-9s. The latest agreement brings the total 787 orders to […]