Saturday, July 13, 2024

Hawaiian Airlines connects islands to the world

Representing the only US state located in the Pacific Ocean and composed entirely of islands, Hawaiian Airlines operates in a unique environment. The airline tells Air Cargo Week that Hawaii’s island economy relies heavily on imports such as perishables including dairy, meat, grains and produce. Other items coming into Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport […]

Hawaiian Airlines renews SmartKargo contract

Hawaiian Airlines has renewed its five-year contract with SmartKargo, continuing the cloud-delivered real-time management of the carrier’s air cargo business using the advanced end-to-end Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Hawaiian was the first US carrier to adopt the SmartKargo Cloud platform in 2014, with the implementation Go Live in 2Q 2015. Since then, the […]

Hawaiian Airlines starts island hopping cargo service

Hawaiian Airlines has kicked off its island hopping cargo service by flying construction and household supplies to Lihue to repair homes damaged by last April’s storms. The ATR-72 was loaded with 462 kilos of construction tools at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport bound for Lihue International Airport to be used by Kauai Habitat for […]

ACS saves power plant after Kilauea erupts

When Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii erupted, Air Charter Service (ACS) was contacted as a matter of urgency to deliver fire retardant to save a geothermal power plant. A specialist freight forwarder contacted ACS asking them to source an aircraft capable of flying a large amount of barite, which acts as a fire retardant, as soon […]

Kuehne + Nagel acquires two forwarders specialising in perishables

Kuehne + Nagel has expanded its global perishables network with the acquisition of CFI (Commodity Forwarders Inc) an airfreight forwarder of perishables products in the US, and Trillvane Ltd, one of the largest perishables specialists in Kenya. These it says will add more than 150,000 tonnes of perishables to the forwarder’s perishables network and further “strengthens […]

China Airlines chooses WFS for handling in Honolulu

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is now offering China Airlines its full range of ground handling services in Honolulu after winning a new cargo handling contract. WFS has served China Airlines in Honolulu since 2001 when it was first awarded a passenger services contract. In 2005, it also won the airline’s ramp handling contract, and in […]

Strauss set to replace Turpin at Air Canada Cargo

IAir Canada Cargo Expands Footprint in Frankfurt

Hawaiian Air Cargo’s vice president of cargo – Tim Strauss (pictured below) – is set to take over from the retiring Lise-Marie Turpin at Air Canada Cargo from 1 April, according to reports. Turpin has been vice president of cargo for the Canadian carrier since 2008, but is to retire at the end of April. Strauss […]