Saturday, May 18, 2024

Volga-Dnepr helps control Ebola virus outbreak

Volga-Dnepr Group has assisted the Merieux Foundation’s efforts to control the Ebola virus outbreak by flying mobile bio-medical laboratories. An Antonov AN-124-100 was positioned at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, France on Tuesday 8 October for the foundation and its logistics partner Bioport Logistique. The three 40 foot “plug and play” mobile container laboratories built in the […]

Animals fly in style with Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has been busy transporting live animals around its network, with lions, giraffes, elephants and monkeys all being moved around the world. Among the animals to fly with Turkish Cargo were 16 three-month-old giraffes who flew from Johannesburg, South Africa to Tehran, Iran with a connection in Istanbul. IATA Live Animals Regulations certified personnel […]

Brussels Airlines Cargo seeing strong demand across Africa

Africa is a key region for Brussels Airlines Cargo and a major growth market for the belly carrier, writes Justin Burns. The airline operates a fleet of six Airbus A330s daily to Africa offering an average capacity per flight of 10 tonnes to Africa and 12 tonnes out. It serves 17 sub-Saharan Africa routes in […]

Military cargo aircraft crashes in Congo killing 12

Airport officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reported 12 crewmembers died yesterday after an Antonov 12 military cargo aircraft crashed shortly after taking off from Kinshasa’s Ndjili International Airport. Local news media reported initially that at least 10 people were on the aircraft at 07.30h (local time) bound for Bukavu in eastern Congo when […]

Cargolux expands African network with Cameroon and Congo flights

Cargolux Airlines International is expanding its African network with flights to Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Services to Lubumbashi in the DRC will start on 15 September, leaving Luxembourg on Friday evening and arriving on Saturday at 05.25h, with the return flight routed via Johannesburg, Nairobi and also serves London Stansted Airport, […]