Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Network Airline Services extends contract with AFS Kenya

Network Airline Services (NAS) has signed a two-year extension to its contract with Africa Flight Services Kenya (AFS Kenya) to provide cargo handling for its four flights a week into Nairobi. AFS Kenya will handle 11,500 tonnes of cargo a year for NAS’ MD-11 and Boeing 747 Freighter operations, which arrive in Nairobi from Liege […]

Lufthansa Cargo recovers from the challenges of 2016

Lufthansa Cargo is recovering from the challenges of 2016 with the Logistics business segment posting an EBITDA profit of €167 million ($196 million) between January and September. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) improved by 16,600 per cent from €1 million between January and September 2016, and the third quarter also recovered, growing […]

Network Airline Management renews contract with Western Global

Network Airline Management (NAM) has renewed its contract with Western Global Airlines (WGA) to operate Boeing MD-11 Freighters. WGA will continue to operate up to three MD-11Fs on behalf of NAM with operations based in Liege, Belgium, supporting NAM’s operations with Allied Air of Nigeria, as well as scheduled cargo services throughout Africa. Network Aviation […]

Western Global flies 100 million flowers for Mother’s Day

Western Global Airlines flew over 100 million flowers across 76 flights to Miami so the essential products reach the shops in time for Mother’s Day. The South American flowers, mainly exotic roses and carnation variations originate primarily from Ecuador and Colombia, which once harvested are packed for shipping and swiftly flown on board temperature controlled […]

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, […]

Western Global flies white rhinos to US animal sanctuary

Western Global Airlines has airlifted 11 endangered white rhinos from Johannesburg to an undisclosed wildlife conservation centre in the Eastern United States. The 11 animals were accompanied by a vet for the 15-hour flight on board a Boeing MD-11 Freighter, and then transported to a sanctuary where conservationists are working to increase their population. Western […]

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 […]

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 […]

More flights to Angola as Liege Airport and NAS strengthen partnership

Network Airline Services (NAS) has signed a new partnership with Liege Airport making the Belgian airport its hub for Africa and increase flights to Angola. NAS has transported over 90,000 tonnes of freight using Liege Airport since May 2014 with its worldwide network linking the USA, Malaysia and Hong Kong to Europe. There are direct […]

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 […]

AF-KLM reduces cargo losses and aims to break even in 2017

Air France KLM has reduced its cargo losses to 116 million euros ($127.5 million), and continues in its aim of returning the freighter business to breaking even in 2017. The first half cargo loss was reduced from 116 million euros in the same period of 2015, while losses in the second quarter were reduced to […]

FedEx flies sea otters from Alaska to France

FedEx Express has safely transported three sea otters from Alaska to France, so the animals can set up home at the Océanopolis ocean discovery park in Brest. The orphaned Pacific sea otters, called Atka, Kesuk and Pukig, were transported from the SeaLife Center in Seward, Alaska to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport via FedEx’s international […]

Air Partner launches Rio Express for Olympic Games

Air Partner has launched its ‘Rio Express’ freight service to operate weekly flights from Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro before and after the Rio Olympics Games. The Rio Express will use a Boeing MD-11 Freighter for flights from Frankfurt Airport to Rio de Janeiro – Galeão International Airport on Sundays starting 10 July and ending […]

Emirates SkyCargo connects Cambodia with Phnom Penh services

Emirates SkyCargo has launched its 13th Far Eastern route with weekly Boeing MD-11 Freighter services to Phnom Penh in Cambodia on 6 April. The outbound flight, number EK9828 will leave Dubai World Central’s Al Maktoum International Airport at 21.30h on Wednesdays and arrive in Phnom Penh at 07.15h the next day. The return flight, number […]

Lufthansa sends roses for Valentine’s Day

Lufthansa Cargo will be transporting over 1,500 tonnes of flowers for lovers for Valentine’s Day, enough to fill 16 Boeing MD-11 Freighters. The German airline has added special charter flights from Ecuador’s capital, Quito, and the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, to Lufthansa’s main hub, Frankfurt. It used its Fresh/td product to keep the perishable flowers […]

Lufthansa profits increase but Cargo makes a loss

Lufthansa Group has seen profit increase by 262.7 per cent to 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) helped by selling its stake in JetBlue, the Cargo division making a loss in the third quarter. The Group says 500 million euros of the 1.7 billion euros profit came from selling its equity stake in JetBlue in the […]