Friday, June 21, 2024

Future looking bright for Amerijet as LATAM recovers

The first six months were a good start to the year at Amerijet, but the carrier is also facing challenges that are endemic to the industry as a whole. Amerijet operates a seven-strong freighter fleet of Boeing 767-300/200 aircraft from its primary hub at Miami International Airport to 38 destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central […]

Sweet success as ACS flies 100 tonnes of candy to Peru

Air Charter Service (ACS) arranged to fly 100 tonnes of sweets to restock a warehouse in Peru that suffered from fire damage and lost most of its supply. The company’s logistics provider called ACS saying the sweets needed to be flown from Mexico as soon as possible, so a Boeing 747-400 was positioned in Mexico […]

Mexican carrier Interjet signs contract with Swissport Canada

Swissport Canada has signed a contract with Mexican carrier Interjet to provide ground handling services for operations at Montreal Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport. Swissport will provide Interjet with ground handling services including passenger and ramp handling, baggage services, operations coordination and load control. Montreal services will start on 13 […]

American Airlines picks G Force as new GSA for Mexico

American Airlines Cargo has picked G Force GSA Mexico as its general sales agent (GSA) for Mexico following the retirement of its current GSA. G Force will be responsible for selling American’s services in Mexico City as of 1 July, as well as establishing a local sales presence in Cancun, Guadalajara, Leon, Puerto Vallarta and […]

Singapore Airlines CEO picked as IATA Board of Governors chairman

Singapore Airlines chief executive officer (CEO), Goh Choon Phong has assumed the position of chairman of the IATA Board of Governors for a one-year term. He assumed the duties at the end of the 73rd International Air Transport Association (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Cancun, Mexico, succeeding International Airlines Group CEO, Willie Walsh. Goh […]

Delta and Aeromexico sign cargo agreement for US – Mexico services

Delta Cargo and Grupo Aeromexico Cargo have signed a cargo joint cooperation agreement to improve cargo operations between the US and Mexico. The agreement will allow customers to work with either carrier to transport cargo across a broad network of flights and joint trucking operations, and developments are underway to integrate technologies and create a […]

IATA AGM 2017: IATA adopts air cargo modernisation resolution

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) adopted a resolution to accelerate modernisation and transformation of the air cargo industry at its 73rd Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Mexico. The resolution calls on the air cargo industry to take a customer-centric approach to transformation to meet the evolving needs of shippers and urged the industry to […]

ECS Group grows its global footprint with Americas moves

French-headquartered general sales and service agent (GSSA) the ECS Group continues to grow its network with the latest expansion being in the Americas. ECS Group chief operating officer, Adrien Thominet (pictured) explains it has been focusing heavily on South America and indeed the Americas in general. “We already had Brazil, and Mexico and have opened […]

Emerging markets drive biggest cargo growth in 5 years at Heathrow

Long-haul emerging markets drove the nearly 13 per cent growth in March at Heathrow Airport – the biggest monthly surge in more than five years. Heathrow handled 148,269 tonnes in March, a 12.6 per cent rise on the same month in 2016. In the first three months of the year it has handled 399,481 tonnes, […]

DFW cool chain facility on track and CEIV on the way

Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport has big cargo plans and is building a new cool chain facility along with working on gaining the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Pharma certification. The gateway’s executive vice president for global strategy and development, John Ackerman (pictured below) spoke to Air Cargo Week at IATA’s World Cargo […]

Delta increases stake in Grupo Aeromexico

Delta Air Lines has increased its stake in Aeromexico’s parent company to 36.2 per cent with the option of going up to 49 per cent. Delta acquired 228 million shares representing 32 per cent of the outstanding shares in Grupo Aeromexico and 39.8 per cent of shares tendered in the tender offer for $620 million. […]

Delta set to up its stake in Aeromexico

Delta Air Lines has launched a cash tender offer to acquire additional shares of Grupo Aeromexico as it looks to acquire up to an additional 32 per cent. Share purchases could increase Delta’s ownership in the parent of Delta’s partner Aeromexico to 49 per cent. Completion of the cash tender offer is subject to certain […]

WestJet revenue grows as expansion plans are implemented

Revenue at WestJet improved in 2016 as it continued growing and expansion plans were implemented, director of WestJet Cargo and charter operations, Heidi Grigg tells Air Cargo Week (ACW). She says revenue grew in 2016 despite economic challenges and the air cargo industry suffering from lower yields, but these should see some improvement in 2017. […]

Amerijet working on IATA CEIV and other initiatives for 2017

Amerijet is in the final stages of attaining the International Air Transport Association’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceuticals (CEIV Pharma) certification as it looks to further grow its first quarter 2017 pharma volumes. This is just one of the initiatives and focuses for the all-cargo carrier, but senior vice president of business […]

Emerging markets fuel 4.4% growth in November at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport handled 138,050 tonnes in November – a 4.4 per cent year-on-year (YOY) rise on the same month last year. In the first 11 months of 2016 it has handled 1,407,561 tonnes – a YOY increase of 2.8 per cent on the same period in 2015. On a rolling 12-month basis it has processed […]

VIDEO: Mexico’s AeroUnion starts freighter service from Miami

Mexican freighter carrier AeroUnion began service at Miami International Airport (MIA) on 2 December with two weekly round-trip flights that will serve a triangular route between Mexico City, Mérida and Miami. AeroUnion will operate an Airbus A300 Freighter or Boeing 767-200 Freighter aircraft on the new route. Miami-Dade County Mayor, Carlos A. Gimenez says: “We proudly welcome AeroUnion and […]

DHL Express to continue investing in the Americas

DHL Express says its continuing its investment plan for the US and the Americas as growth in the region is meeting its expectations. The integrator has $185 million earmarked for 2016 and 2017, which it says is focused on infrastructure, technology, and people – to continue to provide the “highest quality service and superior customer […]

Strong growth at Heathrow, Gatwick plans more Chinese services

Heathrow Airport’s cargo volumes have continued strong growth in October while Gatwick Airport’s double-digit recovery continues as it plans more Chinese routes. Heathrow’s volumes shot up 6.7 per cent to 141,444 tonnes with particularly strong growth from markets in Latin America and East Asia. It says Mexico was up 28 per cent, followed by China […]

Air Canada Cargo to add second South American freighter service

Air Canada Cargo is to add a second weekly service to South America with an additional flight to Bogota and Lima. The Boeing 767-300ER Freighter services operated by Cargojet were launched in June with flights from Toronto to Lima via Atlanta and Bogota, as well as Toronto to Mexico City via Dallas Fort Worth. Air […]

DSV sets up new division in North America

DSV has established a new ‘solutions’ division in North America – as it continues to grow its activities in the region following the acquisition of UTi – in which it gained substantial contract logistics business. Previously, DSV only had a few contract logistics sites and activities in North America, but these have now been merged […]

Heathrow CEO sure it will get the backing of UK Government

Heathrow Airport chief executive officer John Holland-Kaye said yesterday he feels it has finally come to a point where the government will make a decision to back Heathrow expansion, while also questioning whether Gatwick can meet the needs of British exporters. He was speaking at the Westminster Energy, Environment and Transport Forum, which held a […]

US – Mexico Air Transport Agreement comes into force

The US – Mexico Air Transport Agreement has come into force, providing airlines greater opportunities to fly between the two countries. The agreement, which was signed on 18 December 2015, came into force on 21 August and is designed to provide opportunities for both passenger and cargo airlines to fly between any points in the […]

Aeronaves orders fourth AEI MD-82SF converted freighter

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has received a fourth order for an MD-82SF converted freighter from Mexico-based Aeronaves. AEI will start modifying the aircraft, registration MSN 49990, at its Commercial Jet facility in Miami. The aircraft will be re-delivered to fly for the DHL network in Mexico. Aeronaves is the largest overall operator of AEI MD-80SF series […]

US – Mexico cargo services to increase with Air Transport Agreement

New United Airlines Cargo website

Cargo services between the US and Mexico are likely to increase following the new Air Transport Agreement coming into force. The US and Mexico exchanged diplomatic notes bringing the Air Transport Agreement into force, with benefits including increased market access for airlines to fly between any US and Mexican city. The agreement was signed by […]

Volaris launches Dallas Fort Worth – Monterrey services

Volaris has launched twice-weekly services from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Monterrey in Mexico, using an Airbus A320. Volaris started flying to DFW in 2015 with three flights a week to Guadalajara, and the carrier connects over 60 destinations in Mexico, the US and Central America. DFW executive vice president for global strategy […]

Network Cargo Management appointed GSA for TAAG Angola

Network Cargo Management has been appointed as the general sales agent (GSA) for TAAG Angola Airlines in the USA, Canada and Mexico to market cargo for the carrier. The national airline of Angola operates a weekly Boeing 747-400 Freighter with nose door from Liege in Belgium to Luanda in the capital of Angola, carrying a payload […]

Cargolux expands product portfolio

Cargolux Airlines International has expanded its product portfolio with CV Select and CV Select+, giving preferred access to premium capacity and vastly reduced cut off times. CV Select gives preferred access to premium capacity and booking commitment, while CV Select+ reduces cut off times before departure to 30 minutes before shipments can arrive at the […]

AF-KLM’s de Juniac confirmed to succeed Tyler as IATA head

Alexandre de Juniac has been confirmed to succeed Tony Tyler as director general and chief executive officer (CEO) of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and Willie Walsh will be chairman of the board of governors. De Juniac, who is the chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM will take over at IATA on 1 September. […]

Aeromexico appoints ECS Group as GSSA in the Netherlands

Aeromexico has appointed the ECS Group company, Globe Air Cargo, as its general sales and service agent in the Netherlands. The appointment, effective from 29 May, will focus on all European products, including perishables, pharmaceuticals and other niche products, and ECS says it offers opportunities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to shorten transit times for temperature […]

Latin America sends Heathrow’s volumes skywards

Heathrow Airport has seen cargo volumes increase by 2.7 per cent in February to 121,424 tonnes, with exports to Latin America growing most strongly. The region grew by five per cent helped by increased frequencies from Avianca and Aeromexico. Trade with Mexico saw the biggest surge, up 40 per cent. This was followed by 34 […]