Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Cargo on the rise at Jet Airways and an integral part of business

Jet Airways is carrying more cargo than ever and the belly carrier is set to see this rise further as the Indian market grows and it expands its network and capacity. Speaking on 15 November to Air Cargo Week in London when the carrier launched its third daily Boeing 777-300ER flight from Mumbai International Airport […]

Emirates SkyCargo helps Sri Lankan seafood exports to Europe

Sri Lanka’s fish exporters are experiencing a boom following the resumption of shipments to Europe, and Emirates SkyCargo is playing a key role in helping them capitalise on this resurgence. The carrier is currently transporting about 100 tonnes of fish a week from Colombo to markets in Europe and the US, a noteworthy increase over […]

Ascent Air appointed GSA for Air Asia Cargo India

Ascent Air has been appointed as the general sales agent (GSA) for Air Asia Cargo India and the contract started on 10 August. The GSA will cover the carrier’s pan India domestic network, which it is looking to expand in the future. Air Asia Cargo India currently serves the likes of Delhi, Jaipur, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Goa, Pune, […]

New domestic cargo terminal opened at Chennai

A new 1,500 square metre domestic cargo terminal was opened on Friday at Chennai International Airport (pictured above) to meet growing demand, according to media reports in India. The development was part of a reported investment of Rs 3 crore ($500,000) and can handle about 100 tonnes of freight a day. Local publications the Times […]

AISATS launches cargo app for real-time cargo tracking

Air India SATS Airport Services (AISATS) has launched a mobile app ‘AISATS Cargo’ to improve cargo tracking at AISATS Air Freight Terminal and AISATS COOLPORT at Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru. AISATS says it is the first and only air cargo operator at Bengaluru to develop a free on-the-go app to provide its customers […]

Air cargo service set to run between India and Afghanistan

India and Afghanistan are set to start a dedicated air cargo service over Pakistan in the next couple of days, according to reports in the Indian media. Reports claim it will help increase bilateral trade hampered by their troubled ties with Pakistan, which disallows Indian goods along the road route. The Hindu’s online edition quotes […]

Jet Airways expands cargo capacity on Heathrow belly route

Jet Airways Boeing 777

Jet Airways is to add a third daily flight between Mumbai International Airport and London Heathrow Airport using a Boeing 777-300ER. The Indian carrier says the new service will boost cargo capacity between the UK and India by almost 33 per cent, allowing the airline to capitalise on the growing round-the-year demand being witnessed between the UK […]

Alibaba looks to grow e-commerce in Pakistan

Alibaba has signed of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) to grow the e-commerce sector in Pakistan, which could give the country’s airfreight sector a boost. Executive chairman, Jack Ma and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif penned the MoU during PM Sharif’s visit to the Alibaba Headquarters in Hangzhou, China this week. Under […]

Ban on direct cargo flights from Bangladesh could soon be lifted

Hopes are rising a ban on direct cargo flights from Bangladesh could be lifted soon a senior official with Biman Bangladesh tells Michael Mackey. Airport regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), is near to completing the installation of dual view scanning machines, something their overseas counterparts wanted, Biman managing director and chief executive officer, […]

ACS makes leadership changes in India

Air Charter Service (ACS) has promoted Ashish Wastrad to managing director of the company’s India office and Shahvez Jafary has been promoted to commercial director of the same office. The appointments come following previous managing director, Tracy D’Cruz’s promotion to regional director for ACS’s European offices. ACS’ chief executive officer, Justin Bowman says: “We are very […]

Air Asia India goes for the SmartKargo IT system

Air Asia India has selected the SmartKargo IT system to support its end-to-end cargo business processes. Air Asia India’s, Madhukar Salla says the SmartKargo system has become an “industry standard in this part of the world” and a large number of users in the air cargo community already use the product and like the intuitive user interface. He […]

Single window air cargo community system for India

India is planning on investing in a single window air cargo community system as part of a public private partnership (PPP) model. A report by the Ministry’s of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA) Committee on the National Air Cargo Community System (ACS) has outlined the development plans aimed at improving the efficiency of processing shipments and cutting […]

HAE targets expansion in Africa and Indian Subcontinent

Africa and the Indian Subcontinent are the target markets for HAE in 2017, as it eyes new general sales and service agents (GSSA) contracts and acquisitions. The company’s vice president of senior management, Peter Kerins says having opened up GSSA services this year in South Africa, Canada and Iraq, it expects to see expansion in […]

Sri Lankan plans to lease ‘45-tonne’ freighter

SriLankan Airlines plans to make the most of overcapacity in the sector by leasing a freighter to tackle its own ‘big time’ capacity problems, reports Michael Mackey. SriLankan is looking for ‘a 45 tonner’ Chamara Ranasinghe, head of cargo tells Air Cargo Week adding that a converted Boeing 747 would be “too big.” The Colombo-based […]

Moves underway to end Bangladesh cargo ban

Multiple moves are underway to end a ban by three countries on air cargo directly flown from Bangladesh a source in the capital Dhaka, reports Michael Mackey. The three countries are Australia, the UK and most recently Germany. Citing safety concerns the three now require cargo originating from Bangladesh to be re-screened in a third country […]

Air India set to begin another domestic air cargo service

Media reports in india claim Air India is set to begin an air cargo service to Surat in the next two months, as part of an upgrade of its fleet. The Times of India says the carrier will replace its CRJ flight between Surat and Delhi and the Mumbai-Surat flight with Airbus A320 and Airbus A319, […]