Wednesday, May 22, 2024

IAG Cargo launches two new routes from Madrid direct to Dallas and Washington DC

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), touched down in Dallas and Washington DC on 1 June 2022 from Madrid Barajas airport, marking the inaugural routes with the welcoming of a water cannon salute to commemorate the significance of both new routes. The new routes will be utilising the belly capacity of an […]

Air Canada Cargo expands freighter network to Europe and Atlantic Canada

Air Canada Cargo will expand its freighter network, including the start of service to Halifax starting April 19. In addition, the entry into service of the second Boeing 767-300ER freighter will allow Air Canada Cargo to add freighter service to Frankfurt, Cologne, Istanbul, Madrid and St. John’s, starting in May. “The entry into service of […]

IAG Cargo flies drones in the warehouse

IAG Cargo has successfully trialled autonomous drone technology within its warehouse facility in Madrid to automate freight checks. Conducted using technology developed by drone software start-up FlytBase, the trials came after IAG Cargo found it was spending an average of 6,500 hours each year recording barcodes and location data of freight across individual warehouses. With […]

AN-22 Antei returns to service with flights to Iraq

Antonov Airlines’ AN-22 Antei returned to commercial service by operating two flights between Spain and Iraq. The AN-22 performed two Madrid-Baghdad-Madrid flights between 27 – 31 October for DSV Spain, the logistics operator of the Spanish Ministry of Defence carrying helicopters and spare parts. Due to the height of the AN-22’s cargo compartment at 4.4 […]

FedEx Express to use B767F on Madrid-Paris flights

FedEx adds third East Midlands flight

FedEx Express has continued to modernise its European air services by introducing a new Boeing 767 Freighter on Madrid-Paris flights. The 767 offers 41 tonnes of cargo capacity, 16% more than its predecessor, is also 9% more fuel efficient. The aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Madrid and Paris Charles […]

Larger office for Air Charter Service in Madrid

Air Charter Service is doubling its presence in Madrid with a larger office in the Spanish capital city. The new office is in the same building but a few floors below, and managing director of the office, James Fitzgerald says business in Spain has grown every year since it opened in 2008. He says: “This […]

DHL Express invests €93m in Madrid Airport hub

DHL Express has invested €93 million in a hub at Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport, quadrupling its capacity in Madrid. The 14,000m2 building, which includes offices, will facilitate the sorting of 24,500 packages per hour including packages and envelopes and create 200 additional jobs. The 32,000m2 hub has a total of 176 loading docks enabling 160 […]

IAG Cargo opens Constant Climate centre in Madrid

IAG Cargo has opened a pharmaceutical centre in Madrid dedicated to its Constant Climate product for transporting time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. Work on the facility began in June 2018, which features two dedicated temperature-controlled chambers totalling over 900m2. The Good Distribution Practice certified facility will allow IAG Cargo to increase the volumes of temperature […]

WFS to handle cargo at nine airports for Air Europa

Air Europa has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its cargo handling partner at nine European airports including its hub in Madrid. The three-year contract gives WFS responsibility for handling cargo in Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Paris Orly, Milan Malpensa and Madrid. Cargo will be handled on more […]

LATAM Cargo adds Brussels and Madrid to European freighter network

LATAM Cargo is extending its freighter network in Europe with flights to Brussels and Madrid, doubling the number of European cargo flights from two to four cities. The airline group says the decision came in response to growing demand and the need to provide alternatives to rising congestion levels at European airports. Brussels was chosen […]

CEVA Logistics moves Iberia hub to new location near Madrid

CEVA Logistics has moved its Iberia cluster to a new site in Madrid, just south of the city’s Barajas Airport. The former head office was at Alcobendas, north of Madrid, and the new office, which became fully operational this month is at Coslada, just south of Barajas Airport and close to Spain’s major road network. […]

WFS ensures Asian wine lovers get their Beaujolais Nouveau

The annual Beaujolais run is in full swing in France and Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) has been helping airlines ensure over 3,000 tonnes of this year’s new young wine is delivered to customers in Asia. WFS has played a key role in meeting international demand for Beaujolais Nouveau for more than 20 years. The WFS […]

Iberia to start Madrid – San Francisco flights for the summer of 2018

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo will launch a Madrid – San Francisco route as part of its strategy to upgrade capacity for the summer 2018 season. The direct routes will operate three times a week using an Iberia Airbus A330-200 with up to 14 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight. The San Francisco route is expected to carry […]

Premium products and new routes across South America for IAG Cargo

The first half of 2017 has posted “robust results” for IAG Cargo, and regional commercial manager for LATAM, Rodrigo Casal (pictured) believes the airline group is ideally positioned for a strong second half. He says the Constant Climate temperature sensitive product has performed very well, helped in part by an increase in healthcare and vaccination […]

WFS to handle cargo for Air China in Barcelona

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won a three-year contract to provide cargo handling services to Air China in Barcelona, extending its agreement in Spain to a sixth airport. Air China operates four Boeing 777 flights a week from Barcelona to Beijing and this will increase to seven with the launch of Shanghai operations. WFS already […]

IAG Cargo starts Madrid – Basel pharma freighter flights

IAG Cargo has launched freighter flights between Madrid and Basel using a Cygnus Air Boeing 757-200 Freighter, to meet the demands of Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector. The service has been on trial since January and IAG Cargo says it has proved popular offering access to its Latin American network. The flights support Switzerland’s pharmaceutical sector, which […]

AENA airports post 11.2% air cargo growth in 2016

Spain was one of the fastest growing European air cargo country markets in 2016 as many gateways had a bumper year with most of the top airports posting strong growth numbers. This was due to a range of reasons including an improving Spanish economy boosting both imports and exports, increasing bellyhold and freighter capacity through […]

HKIA cargo grows 3.2% in 2016 to 4.5 million tonnes

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) cargo volumes grew 3.2 per cent in 2016 having welcomed a number of new airlines and strong growth in December. HKIA handled over 4.5 million tonnes in 2016, with particularly strong year-on-year growth in December of 11.3 per cent to 435,000 tonnes, when it welcomed Vietjet Air services to Ho […]

Strong November for cargo traffic at Europe’s gateways

European airport trade association the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe has reported that freight traffic grew strongly in November 2016 compared to the same month in 2015. ACI Europe says the region’s airports posted cargo growth of 6.5 per cent in November and this was largely driven by non-European Union gateways – in contrast with passenger traffic. […]

Monarch gains freighter maintenance contract with Cygnus Air

Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) has scooped a contract with Cygnus Air to provide C check maintenance for its Boeing 757 Freighter aircraft. MAEL’s aircraft engineers will carry out C Check maintenance for the Madrid-based cargo airline, which will include insulation blanket modification for the Spanish operator. All the maintenance work will be carried out at […]

American Airlines Cargo to benefit from B787-9 switch

American Airlines Cargo is benefitting from the switch to this month’s switch to a Boeing 787-9 bellyhold service between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Madrid Barajas Airpor (MAD)t in Spain. This is offering cargo customers up to 36 LD3 positions, or 12 pallets, depending on the market – while it is also more efficient […]

Etihad to increase Madrid flights to daily service

Etihad Airways is to add three more flights a week on its Madrid service from 1 June 2017, making it a daily service. The Airbus A330-200 service will leave Abu Dhabi at 02.10h and arrive in Madrid at 08.40h. The return flight will leave Madrid at 10.00h and land back in Abu Dhabi at 19.45h. […]

New short-haul European freighter routes for IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo is starting two new short-haul freighter routes operating from Madrid to Amsterdam and Frankfurt to London via Paris. The Airbus A300 freighter Madrid – Amsterdam service was launched on 18 August and will enable easier access for shipments between the Dutch capital and Latin America. The A300 has a 42 tonne payload and […]

IAG Cargo enhances Shanghai bellyhold service

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo has started its new Madrid to Shanghai service through Iberia – making it one of the only carriers to directly connect the two cities. IAG has also announced that the winter 2016 schedule will offer 10 flights per week from Heathrow Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on British Airways services; an increase of […]

Jettainer to manage Plus Ultra Lineas Aereas’ ULDs

Jettainer has signed a contract with Spanish carrier, Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas, to manage its containers and pallets. The airline, which uses Airbus A340-300s on routes between Madrid and Latin America, will receive 150 AKE containers complete with PMC type pallets from the unit load device (ULD) management firm. Jettainer will also be maintaining the […]

Cargo growth in Europe outshines passenger business in April

Europe’s air cargo market was given a lift as the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports in its monthly report that freight traffic rose year-on-year (YOY) by 5.5 per cent across the continent in April. For once, the air cargo industry outshone the passenger business for growth, which grew YOY by only three per cent. The […]

Transhipments help Hong Kong grow in April

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) has seen cargo volumes increase by 1.2 per cent in April to 365,000 tonnes, with Europe and Mainland China seeing the largest growth, and transhipments increasing. The airport has continued its recovery, which started in March, following a slow start to the year, with January and February seeing declines. Cargo […]

IAG Cargo to start Madrid to Shanghai and Tokyo services

IAG Cargo boosts Latin American

IAG Cargo is to start Madrid – Shanghai in late 2016 and Madrid – Tokyo services from 18 October. The flights will be operated by Iberia, and will be served by Airbus A330-200s with 13 tonnes of cargo capacity. The Tokyo flights will leave Madrid on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays while the Shanghai services are […]

LATAM takes delivery of first A350 XWB

LATAM Airlines Group has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350 eXtraWideBody (XWB), to be used by TAM from January 2016. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at a ceremony in Toulouse, France, attended by Airbus president and chief executive officer (CEO), Fabrice Bregier. The aircraft will be used on services between the Brazilian […]

IAG Cargo increases Latin American services for pharma

British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo will increase its Latin American services in April and May 2016 with flights from London and Madrid to Costa Rica, Peru and Puerto Rico for the region’s growth pharmaceutical market. It will start twice weekly British Airways services from London’s Gatwick Airport to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica’s capital. […]