Monday, June 24, 2024

Freight tonnage fall in October at Dubai

Dubai International Airport (DXB) handled 231,805 tonnes of freight in October compared to 236,169 tonnes, which was a monthly YOY fall of 1.8 per cent. The operator Dubai Airports also report year-to-date (YTD) cargo volumes as at the end of October reached 2,189,824 tonnes, a growth of 2.9 per cent compared to 2,127,589 tonnes recorded […]

Cargo sales soar in 2017 for Oman Air Cargo

Cargo sales are up 27 per cent at Muscat-based Oman Air Cargo this year compared to the same time in 2016. Senior vice president for commercial cargo, Mohammed Al Musafir (pictured below) says: “Provided this trend continues until the end of December, with all relevant indicators supporting this expectation, we should end up somewhere in […]

Tonnage fall of 2.6% in August at Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi International Airport’s tonnage fell by 2.6 per cent in August compared to the same month last year. The United Arab Emirates gateway handled 66,923 tonnes, down on the 68,728 tonnes in August 2016. In the first eight months of the year, tonnage is down 4.9 per cent to 498,822 tonnes, a fall on […]

Ex-Heathrow chief Douglas appointed CEO of Etihad

The Etihad Aviation Group has appointed Tony Douglas as group chief executive officer (CEO) to lead its overhaul and he will join the company in January 2018. Douglas joins Etihad from the UK’s Ministry of Defence, where he has served as CEO of the Defence Equipment and Support department, responsible for procuring and supporting all the […]

60 Seconds with Mohammed Al Musafir

Oman Air Cargo has major plans to grow its cargo share in the Middle East and take on the heavweight carriers in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Air Cargo Week spoke to senior vice president for commercial cargo, Mohammed Al Musafir about how business is at the Muscat-based airline and where it is […]

Freight up 5% in July at Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB) saw a surge in cargo with freight totalling 213,258 tonnes in July, up five per cent compared on same month last year when it handled 203,153 tonnes. During the first seven months of 2017, DXB handled a total of 1,516,169 tonnes of cargo compared to 1,485,177 tonnes during the same period in 2016, […]

Qatar Airways to deepen its South American presence further

Qatar Airways will expand its presence further into South America by launching belly flights to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and Santiago in Chile early next year. The carrier will operate an Airbus A350-900 four flights a week between from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Rio de Janeiro, which will then go to Santiago. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, […]

Agility posts tonnage, EBITDA and revenue surges

Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility has seen its earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) in the second quarter (Q2) grow 14 per cent to 32.6 million Kuwaiti Dinar (KD)($107 million) and revenue increase 10.9 per cent to 342.1 million KD. In the first half of the year, net profit was 31.4 million KD up […]

Freight rises 1.6% in 1H2017 at Dubai International

Dubai International Airport’s freight traffic was up 1.6 per cent in the 1st half of 2017 as it handled 1,302,911 tonnes. Operator Dubai Airports says this was a rise on the 1,282,025 tonnes that it handled during the same period in 2016. The gateway handled 215,668 tonnes of freight in June, down on the 226,174 tonnes during […]

Turkish belly flights bringing fresh seafood to Kuwait

Fresh Aegean seafood is now being brought to the Gulf country of Kuwait by Turkish Cargo through a Turkish Airlines Boeing 737 belly connection every Saturday. Turkish started operating the passenger route on 30 June from Milas-Bodrum Airport to Kuwait International Airport and says the service aims to deliver fresh fish on to the plates […]

Qatar flies Holstein cows from Europe to meet dairy demand

Qatar Airways Cargo has transported the country’s first two shipments of 230 Holstein cows from Europe on a Boeing 777F as part of a project to set up a new dairy industry in Qatar. These initial shipments are part of a 4,000-head herd that will be making their way to Qatar, as it looks to get […]

Doha’s Hamad International sees 19% growth in 1H of 2017

Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA) has posted strong year-on-year growth in cargo handling from January to June of 2017, making it its busiest six month period in its history. The Qatari airport handled 980,000 tonnes of cargo during the period and HIA’s cargo operations grew a significant 19 per cent compared to the same period […]

Qatar chief Al Baker calls on ICAO to declare GCC blockade “illegal”

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker has called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to declare the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) blockade “illegal”. Last week, carriers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates suspended flights to Doha, Qatar’s capital amid a diplomatic row, accusing them of funding terrorist organisations. […]