Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Emirates restarts transatlantic link between Milan and New York JFK

Emirates has announced it will resume its direct service between Milan Malpensa and New York John F Kennedy International Airport from June 1, 2021, re-opening year round connectivity between Europe and the US. Emirates flight EK205 will depart Dubai at 09:45hrs, arriving in Milan at 14:20hrs before departing again at 16:10hrs and arriving into New […]

Oman Air to resume Milan flights

Oman Air has resumed flights to Milan on March 28. The twice-weekly flights will operate on Sundays and Wednesdays as WY143 from Muscat and WY144 from Milan. Flights from Muscat will depart at 14:35 and arrive in Milan at 19:45. Flights from Milan will depart at 22:05 and arrive in Muscat at 06:40.

FedEx Express adds 767F to Milan – Paris route

FedEx Express continues to modernise its fleet by adding a new Boeing 767 Freighter to its serve its Milan Malpensa – Paris Charles de Gaulle route. The 767F can carry up to 41 tonnes of cargo, increasing capacity by 16% and offering better environmental performance with 9% greater fuel efficiency than its predecessor. The aircraft […]

Record pharma flight for AirBridgeCargo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has moved a record 27 RKN Envirotainer containers on a single flight, delivering urgent vaccines to China. The shipment flew from Milan, Italy to Beijing, China on 30 October for Kuehne + Nagel Italy. All 27 containers were delivered to ground handling company Alha to be loaded on one of ABC’s Boeing […]

Cargolux Italia connects Malpensa with Incheon

Cargolux Italia has opened a new route from Milan to Incheon, connecting the main gateways of Italy and South Korea twice a week. The services started on 16 July, flying from Milan Malpensa Airport to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport on Tuesdays and Sundays. The service operates on a Malpensa – Incheon – Zhengzhou – Malpensa […]

10 years of success for Cargolux Italia

In 10 years of operations, Cargolux Italia has become Italy’s number one cargo carrier, a position it will work hard to maintain in the future. The Italian subsidiary of Cargolux Group has four Boeing 747-400 Freighters operating on routes to North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific from Milan Malpensa Airport. The airline registered […]

Milan Malpensa remains the cargo hub of the south

Despite seeing a small fall in cargo volumes in 2018, Milan Malpensa Airport remains the leading airport of Southern Europe. Cargo was down 3% to 558,000 tonnes, with operator SEA Milano saying this reflects the general slowdown of the market, especially exports. It also highlights the grounding of Nippon Cargo Airlines’ fleet from June to […]

Milan Bergamo has cargo flying in for Christmas

Milan Bergamo Airport is getting ready for Christmas with healthy growth in air cargo volumes, helped by regular express flights. Cargo volumes have increased by 2.5 per cent, following on from 2017 when Bergamo handled 125,948 tonnes of cargo, 10 per cent of all airfreight in Italy, helped by an average of 22 freighter movements […]

American Airlines Cargo shows off Milan Malpensa facility

American Airlines Cargo has shown off its new facility at Milan Malpensa Airport, with customers from across Italy viewing the 53,000 square foot building. The building handles the airline’s daily flights to New York and Miami and growing cargo volumes from northern Italy have increased customer demand for direct services out of Italy. Frequently shipped […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines to resume flights to Europe

Nippon Cargo Airlines is resuming flights to Europe with services to Amsterdam and Milan starting again on 5 October. The Japanese airline suspended all services in June due to maintenance issues after inappropriate records concerning the lubricating oil supply for an aircraft at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport was uncovered. Services started again on 5 July […]

WFS invests in new cargo terminal at Milan Malpensa

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has invested in a new cargo terminal at Milan Malpensa Airport capable of handling over 47,000 tonnes a year. Malpensa is WFS’s first cargo handling facility in Italy, where it previously only operated offices to provide documentation and cargo operations supervision services for American Airlines and China Cargo Airlines. American Airlines […]

Emirates SkyCargo flies 25 tonnes of vaccines to Brazil

Emirates SkyCargo has transported over 25 tonnes of vaccines from Milan to Belo Horizonte, the first time the Brazilian airport has received such a large shipment of vaccines. The shipment of 1.8 million doses had to be transported in specialised containers to remain at a constant temperature of 5C. A total of 36 Envirotainer containers […]

La dolce vita as cargo grows in Italy

Think Italy and you might think fashion and fast cars – and Milan. What you might not think, is a Russian-owned airline and one with links to Luxembourg, that are transporting Italian goods around the world, writes Stuart Flitton. The Russian all-freight airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC), with a key base in Vignate, began operations from Milan’s […]

Bollore Logistics gains TAPA FSR A certification in Milan

Bolloré receives an offer for the purchase of Bolloré Africa Logistics

Bollore Logistics has obtained TAPA FSR A certification for its Milan warehouse, ensuring that it meets all the conditions to protect goods from theft and cargo related crime. The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) FSR Level A is awarded to sites with the highest level of security requirements in storage services. The Milan warehouse specialises […]

Milan Malpensa confirms its spot as a leading cargo hub

MXP: Riding the cargo wave

Milan Malpensa Airport has confirmed its place as a top cargo airport in Europe with volumes growing 37 per cent in five years, cargo manager Giovanni Costantini tells Air Cargo Week. Italy’s busiest cargo airport has grown consistently over the past three years, with year-on-year growth of 9.1 per cent in 2014, 8.8 per cent […]

AirBridgeCargo delivers 28 Maserati Gran Turismos to Tokyo

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has delivered 28 Maserati Gran Turismos from Milan to Tokyo on a charter flight for Agility Logistics. The Boeing 747 Freighter flew from Milan Malpensa Airport to Narita International Airport, with a stop at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport in compliance with all standard operational procedures. The high valued cars were carefully handled […]

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 […]

60 Seconds with Fitsum Abadi

Ethiopian Cargo is Africa’s largest and fastest growing freight carrier and has ambitions to grow its network and offering significantly in the years to come. In June, it opened a new $150 million cargo terminal in Addis Ababa, giving it capacity of one million tonnes. Air Cargo Week spoke to Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics managing […]

WFS sells ground handling business in Italy

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has sold its ground handling business in Italy to Inceptus SpA – but will continue to own and operate its growing cargo handling business in Milan. Since June 2015, WFS has operated the ATA business, a ground handler in Italy, through its subsidiary WFS Ground Italy. On 19 May, WFS completed […]

Kerry Logistics enters Italian market with Tuvia Italia stake

Kerry Logistics has entered the Italian freight forwarding and logistics market by taking a majority stake in Tuvia Italia. It signed the agreement with holding company, Tuvia Group, and Tuvia Italia will be integrated into the Kerry Logistics European network, and will be overseen by managing director, Alessandro Canese. Kerry Logistics managing director of Europe, […]

Ethiopian Airlines launches two new freighter routes to Europe

Africa’s largest cargo operator Ethiopian Airlines launched two new freighter routes to Europe – in the shape of Milan in Italy on 2 April and Zaragoza in Spain on 28 March. At the moment the carrier services the European continent to Liege in Belgium using Boeing 777 Freighters with a minimum weekly tonnage of 2,200 tonnes, and […]

13% growth at Malpensa and more to come in 2017

MXP: Riding the cargo wave

Freight volumes have grown 13 per cent in the first two months of 2017 at Milan Malpensa Airport (pictured), following three years of growth averaging eight per cent, operator SEA Group tells Air Cargo Week. Volumes were up 7.4 per cent in 2016 to 537,000 tonnes, and the positive momentum seen in the last quarter […]

FedEx Express’ Southern Europe gateway opens at Milan-Malpensa

FedEx Express’ new international gateway to Southern Europe at Milan-Malpensa Airport is now fully operational, with advanced technology to improve efficiency to meet volume growth. The 35,000 square metre facility features advanced technology to boost package sorting capacity by 25 per cent, which FedEx says will enable it to better meet volume growth. FedEx has […]

Malpensa introduces ‘second line’ warehouses as it upgrades infrastructure

Milan Malpensa Cargo is now offering ‘second line’ warehouses at Milan Malpensa Airport as part of a programme to upgrade and develop cargo infrastructure. These will be offered alongside ‘first line’ warehouses, a complementary type of warehouse, already existing in some major European airports, but quite new in Italy, which it says will bring the airport in […]

Malpensa breaks monthly record with October surge

Following strong growth in September, Milan Malpensa Airport’s cargo volumes surged by 15 per cent in October to 53,000 tonnes, a monthly record. The airport, which handles 56 per cent of Italy’s air cargo, saw imports shoot up 22 per cent while exports grew 13 per cent compared to October 2015, which it says was […]

Swiss WorldCargo receives first Bombardier CS100

Swiss WorldCargo has taken delivery of its first Bombardier CS100, which will enter service on 15 July, and improve temperature control capabilities on short haul flights. The new aircraft’s first flight will be LX638 Zurich – Paris Charles de Gaulle, and the CS100 will replace the Avro RJ100. The CS100 offers a 25 per cent […]

ACS stops Paris Fashion Week dresses being late

Air Charter Service (ACS) has stopped over 200 designer dresses being more than fashionably late by flying them from Milan to Paris for the Paris Fashion Week. The dresses were flown for a major design label before a change in the order meant an additional 72 pairs of shoes, 40 pairs of trousers, and 11 […]