Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Kenya Airways picks GSAs for Geneva and Rome flights

Kenya Airways has appointed cargo GSAs and warehousing partners for its new flights from Geneva and Rome to Nairobi. In Geneva, GACSA and been appointed the GSA with Swissport providing warehouse services, with IAS Air Cargo acting as GSA in Rome and XPH operating the warehouse. They will provide services for Kenya Airways on the […]

Air Charter Service opens cargo department in Geneva

Air Charter Service (ACS) has launched a cargo department at its Geneva, Switzerland, adding to the operation’s private jet and group travel divisions. ACS global cargo director, Dan Morgan-Evans says cargo clients in Switzerland were served through the UK, French and German offices but demand meant the company made the decision to open a dedicated […]

Emirates SkyCargo picks Harman as cargo manager for Switzerland

Emirates SkyCargo has appointed David Harman as cargo manager for Switzerland, taking responsibility for all operational and commercial aspects in the country. He has over 30 years of international aviation and cargo experience, having previously worked as vice president for dnata Ground and Cargo Handling in Zurich, and held various positions through the years at […]

e-AWB penetration rate some way off IATA’s target

The electronic air waybill (e-AWB) penetration rate for October was 44.7 per cent – still some way of the 2016 year-end target of 56 per cent set by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Next year’s target penetration rate also looks like a tough one to hit, as IATA’s head of cargo, Glyn Hughes (pictured […]

IATA study finds air cargo connectivity boosts global trade participation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a study yesterday at the Air Cargo Media Day in Geneva, which it says identifies a quantitative link between a country’s air cargo connectivity and its participation in global trade. The association says the study it commissioned, with research carried out by Developing Trade Consultants, found a one per cent […]

Record July for ACS despite uncertain European market

Air Charter Service CEO, Justin Bowman

Air Charter Service (ACS) had a record month in July as it booked 1,114 charter contracts, making it the company’s best ever monthly figure. Chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says it is a “great achievement” with many of these consisting of multiple sectors and explains: “With our diversification into other markets, such as OBCs and aircraft sales, we […]

Emirates adds second daily flight to Geneva

Emirates SkyCargo has doubled capacity to Geneva with a second daily Boeing 777-300ER flight to the Swiss city, which started on 1 June. The additional flight will increase cargo capacity by 140 tonnes a week to 280 tonnes, and increases space to and from Switzerland by 26 per cent. Exports from Geneva include pharmaceuticals, automobile […]

Investigation after aircraft hits drone landing at Heathrow

UK police are investigating reports that a British Airways Airbus A320 hit a drone while landing at Heathrow Airport. It is reported that the aircraft from Geneva hit the drone as it approached Heathrow at 12.50h on 17 April. If confirmed to be a drone, it would be the first incident in the UK, though […]

Emirates expands routes around the world

Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates Airline is to continue expanding around the world in 2016 with extra flights and upgrading aircraft throughout the year. Since the start of January, it has announced new routes to the Philippines, increased and upgraded services to the US, more flights to Switzerland and Greece, and different aircraft for Africa and Australia. From 30 […]

IATA: Airline profits to rise in 2016 despite cargo weakness

Airlines are expected to make profits of $36.3 billion in 2016, with passenger demand expected to make up for weak cargo growth, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced at its Global Media Day in Geneva (Switzerland). The association says of the global total, North America will be responsible for $19.2 billion of net profit, […]