Saturday, May 18, 2024

American Airlines Cargo flies a bear-plane

American Airlines Cargo has flown 10 brown bears from Argentina to the USA, on their way to their new home in Colorado. The bears travelled from Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. They originated from the Mendoza Zoological Park, about 1,200 kilometres from Buenos Aires, and will end their […]

Orangutan with human rights flies with American Airlines

American Airlines Cargo welcomed a special guest on a Buenos Aires – Dallas flight, Sandra the orangutan who has human rights. The 33-year-old orangutan has spent her life in captivity, born in Germany before moving to a zoo in Argentina 25 years ago. After protests to provide Sandra with better living conditions, she was granted […]

HAE Group is looking for continued growth

Having entered the Latin American market eight years ago, HAE Group is looking at regional acquisitions to continue to grow, Americas president Ian Hutchinson tells Air Cargo Week. HAE Group entered the region in 2011 with an office in Sao Paulo, Brazil followed by Santiago, Chile in 2012. Offices in Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia […]

Lufthansa Cargo adds summer freighter connections

Lufthansa Cargo will be adding freighter connections for the summer, putting the two new Boeing 777 Freighters into service. Capacity will increase 10% with increased flights across Asia, the Americas Africa utilising Lufthansa Cargo and AeroLogic’s freighter capacity on the summer schedule starting on 31 March. In Asia, two flights a week will be added […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds new routes for the winter

Swiss WorldCargo is getting ready for winter with new routes across Asia, South America and Africa being added to its timetable. Twice-weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon in Vietnam will commence from Zurich from 15 November, along with twice-weekly services to Colombo in Sri Lanka on 3 November. A twice-weekly service to […]

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 […]

Panalpina acquires Newport Cargo of Argentina

Panalpina is continuing to extend its perishables network with the acquisition of Argentinian company, Newport Cargo, based in Buenos Aires. Newport Cargo was founded in 1978 and exports fish and berries to the US, where the company has a strong customer base and an office in Miami. Its headquarters are in the centre of Buenos […]

TIACA strengthens presence in Latin America with new partnerships

TIACA has strengthened its presence in Latin America by signing memoranda of understanding (MoU) with key organisations and by appointing a sales agent in the region. The MoUs are with Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Americas Alliance (AA), Bogota, Colombia-headquartered Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agents and International Logistical Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean […]

AA Cargo flies French orchestra’s instruments to Latin America

American Airlines Cargo has transported musical instruments for the Orchestre Nationale du Capitole’s three-city tour of Latin America. 694 pieces of cargo including violins, cellos, double basses, three harps and a conductor’s podium were shipped from Paris to Buenos Aires on a wide-bodied flight, then on to Quito and finally Sao Paulo for the Toulouse-based […]

Cargo at Gatwick grows 23% as profits pass £140m

Cargo volumes have increased 23.3 per cent at Gatwick Airport and profits before tax are up to £140.7 million ($186.7 million). For the six months ending 30 September 2017, cargo was up helped the airport’s expanding long haul network, including flights to Singapore, Seattle and Denver operated by Norwegian, and RwandAir flights to Kigali. Before […]

Premium products and new routes across South America for IAG Cargo

The first half of 2017 has posted “robust results” for IAG Cargo, and regional commercial manager for LATAM, Rodrigo Casal (pictured) believes the airline group is ideally positioned for a strong second half. He says the Constant Climate temperature sensitive product has performed very well, helped in part by an increase in healthcare and vaccination […]

American Airlines Cargo investing heavily in South American facilities

American Airlines Cargo is investing heavily in South American facilities because the market will grow strongly, regional manager Andean Region – cargo sales, Waldo Fuentes tells Air Cargo Week. The airline has been upgrading facilities and operates Boeing 777-200 flights from Santiago to Miami International Airport and uses a Boeing 787-8 on services to Dallas […]

2017 could be an exciting year for United Cargo

United Cargo is excited by the opportunities 2017 could bring, especially with new routes boosting export capacity, regional sales manager for Latin America, Carlos Medrano (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. A major source of excitement is new widebody non-stop service from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The […]

Miami increases links to South America with TACA Peru flights

Miami International Airport has welcomed another new cargo airline, with Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) launching four weekly freighter flights to five South American cities. The airline, part of Avianca Holdings, will operate four weekly scheduled flights using an Airbus A330-200F between Miami and the South American cities of Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile, […]

Gatwick Airport revenue increases 7.7% and long-haul network grows

‘Use it or Lose it’ airport slot rule should be restored says UK airports

Revenue at Gatwick Airport increased 7.7 per cent for the year ending 31 March 2017, with cargo volumes up 15.9 per cent. Revenue hit £725 million ($931.8 million) with EBITDA rising 12.9 per cent to £373.6 million, and profit before tax was £131.8 million. Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “It has been […]

Norwegian to connect Gatwick with Buenos Aires

Norwegian has announced its first South American route with flights to Buenos Aires from London starting on 14 February 2018. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights will fly four times a week between London Gatwick Airport and Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport, leaving at 08.15h on Mondays and Fridays, and 21.30h on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Norwegian […]

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 […]

SAA Cargo transports vehicles to South America for Dakar Rally

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has partnered with Toyota Gazoo Racing South Africa Team to transport vehicles and spare parts to South America for the Dakar Rally. The vehicles flew to Sao Paulo in Brazil, and the race starts in Asuncion, Paraguay; proceeding to La Paz in Bolivia before finishing in Buenos Aires, Argentina […]

American in for the long haul in Latin America

Despite regional instability and economic challenges, American Airlines’ managing director cargo sales Latin America, Carmen Taylor tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) the carrier is in for the long haul. Taylor says though Argentina and Brazil have been hit by economic and political instability, while they are recovering American will look to utilise its Latin American […]