Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Air Canada adds Munich Toronto route

Romcargo's US foreign carrier permit accepted

Following the Government of Canada’s announcement to reopen international borders on September 7, Air Canada has today unveiled additional details of its planned Munich (MUC) – Toronto (YYZ) schedule. The loosening of restrictions enables foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated with the Government of Canada-accepted vaccines (Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and J&J) at least 14 […]

Bamboo Airlines to launch to Munich

After the Czech Republic, the Federal Republic of Germany will be the next European market that Bamboo Airways targets in the QI/2020. Accordingly, Bamboo Airways signed MoU with Munich Airport, promoting two direct routes connecting Munich – Germany’s third-largest city, with Hanoi Capital and Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam’s largest city. The Signing Ceremony […]

Lammers to succeed Kerkloh as Munich Airport CEO

Jost Lammers will take over as president and CEO of Munich Airport, succeeding Dr Michael Kerkloh who is retiring on 31 December 2019. Lammers, who is CEO of Budapest Airport will start his five-year term on 1 January 2020 and has had a long career in the aviation industry. He has a long career in […]

Cargogate handles 45 years of success in Munich

In July 1974, while West Germany hosted and won the FIFA World Cup, Muc Air Services Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrsabfertigung was established at Munich Airport. In 1999, the subsidiary of airport operator Flughafen München was reincorporated as Cargogate, and in those 45 years has grown from 14 employees to more than 200. The largest airfreight handling […]

Think-a-thon makes a return at transport logistic

The think-a-thon is making a return at transport logistic in Munich, with more than 30 students devoting themselves to an industry topic, to be announced at the show. The concept was developed a year ago for transport logistic in Shanghai by PR agency Medienbüro am Reichstag, Jettainer and Messe München where students looked at developing […]

Michael Kerkloh to retire as Munich Airport CEO

Michael Kerkloh will retire as Munich Airport president and chief executive officer at the end of 2019 after 17 years in charge. In his time in charge of the operating company, Flughafen Munich GmbH (FMG), Kerkloh has overseen considerable traffic growth and several projects including opening Terminal 2 in 2003, commissioning the satellite terminal in […]

Volga-Dnepr flies bottle filling machine to Uganda

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has delivered a Krones bottle-filling machine and additional equipment, operating a charter flight for a major soft drinks bottler in Uganda. The Antonov AN-124-100 was operated for its customer, LS International Cargo, with cargo being loaded in Munich to be delivered to Entebbe for Crown Beverages. The new machinery aims to boost its […]

LUG aircargo handling reorganises management

LUG aircargo handling has reorganised its management with Patrik Tschirch taking overall responsibility of sales in Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg. The managing director and chief executive officer will lead an expanded LUG network, with COO Nina Strippel heading management of the Frankfurt station, reporting directly to Tschirch, as do Christopher Frank in Munich and Dr […]

Dornier 328 to be modified for humanitarian missions

328 Support Services has signed a letter of intent with AMC Aviation to develop a multi-role/multi-mission humanitarian version of the Dornier 328 turboprop. The first two 328s are expected to enter modification and maintenance this August at 328 SSG’s Oberpfaffenhofen Airport near Munich, to be ready for delivery in early 2019. A third aircraft with […]

Quintiq to help Lufthansa Cargo improve production planning

Lufthansa Cargo has selected Quintiq to improve production planning at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich, with additional stations following in the future. The Quintiq solution is able to generate a production plan seven days in advance, based on forecasted orders and closer to the day of operations the solution will start to fill the […]

LATAM extends European network to Lisbon and Munich

LATAM Cargo is continuing to expand in Europe with new routes to Lisbon and Munich, in addition to connecting northern Chile with Miami. The flights from Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport to Lisbon will begin in September, and the first half of 2019 in the case of Munich, which is still subject to regulatory approval. LATAM […]

Munich Airport ends 2017 with record airfreight volumes


Munich Airport has ended 2017 on a high note with record breaking airfreight turnover to go with growth in aircraft movements and passenger numbers. The hub handled 378,803 tons in 2017, up from the 353,650 tonnes that passed through in 2016. As well as strong cargo growth, passenger numbers were up 5.5 per cent to […]

Egypt a vital market for Lufthansa Cargo

Egypt and Cairo are important trade lanes in the Lufthansa Cargo network in terms of  both freighter and belly traffic. The carrier operates a five times a week MD-11F service from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cairo International Airport. This is complemented by belly services, including a daily Airbus A321 FRA to Cairo route, a three […]

First station outside Europe opened by time:matters

Time:matters has further extended its network for sameday transport of cargo by opening its first station outside of Europe in Tel Aviv, Israel. The station is now open for time-critical shipments and export shipments with direct flights and there will be access to 90 direct connections a week to and from Tel Aviv. Time:matters says the […]

Zodiac to launch new main deck container

Zodiac AirCargo Equipment will launch its first Herculight S main deck containers during the Inter Airport Europe Expo that will be held from 10 -14 October in Munich, Germany. After the successful introduction of the lower deck Herculight S container and pallet range, the firm has expanded its product range with cargo containers for the […]

AirBridgeCargo starts third weekly service to Munich

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Boeing 747F

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) is increasing services to Germany with a third weekly flight to Munich Airport, operating a Boeing 747 Freighter with over 100 tonnes of cargo capacity for exports. Customers in Munich will receive connections to 12 destinations in six Asian countries within a 48-hour cargo delivery time including cargo handling via ABC’s hub […]

Gebruder Weiss opens air & sea freight office at Munich Airport

Gebruder Weiss has continued expanding in Germany with an air and sea freight office in Munich, located at the airport. Staffed by five employees, the branch at Munich Airport also offers local rail transport, e-commerce and logistics solutions, and customs clearance, in addition to air and sea freight. The logistics company opened branches in Hamburg, […]

Hamburg Air Cargo Handling Company taken over by Dettmer Group

Bremen-based Dettmer Group which owns LUG air cargo handling – has taken over the largest air cargo handling company at Hamburg Airport – Hamburg Air Cargo Handling Company (LHU). Due to the insolvency of its former owner, the Carl Tiedemann Group, LHU was facing financial difficulties, but with the change in ownership and continuation of the company […]

No summer slump for Munich as cargo keeps booming

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Imports and exports continue to boom, and Munich Airport director of traffic development for cargo, Markus Heinelt does not expect to see a ‘summer slump’. He says Munich has posted its best half-yearly results in history, including a nine per cent increase in cargo turnover to 180,000 tonnes, outpacing the industry and more aircraft at […]

Freight volumes hit an all time high at Munich Airport

Freight volumes have hit an all time high at Munich Airport, handling 180,000 tonnes in the first half of 2017. The sector has grown nine per cent year-on-year and comes as passenger numbers top 20 million in the first half of the year, the same number as it handled for the whole of 1999. Munich […]

Gebruder Weiss USA starts operations in five locations

Gebruder Weiss has formed a country organisation in the USA in five locations following expansion projects in Germany, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. The brand commenced operations in the USA on 3 July, taking over Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles from a former US joint venture and opening two further locations in New York and […]

Transformation of Delta Cargo beginning to take shape

Delta Cargo is transforming its business and is focusing on operational reliability and customer service. Speaking at air cargo europe in Munich last month, managing director for cargo revenue management, marketing and alliance, Kristin Colvile (pictured below) says it is “all go” as it evolves cargo processes and operations. “We have been going through somewhat […]

Munich Airport CEO’s contract extended for another year

Munich Airport chief executive officer and president, Dr Michael Kerkloh has had his contract extended for an additional year, meaning he will remain as the head of operating company, FMG until the end of 2019. The 63 year old who hails from Germany’s Westphalia region has been Munich’s top executive since September 2002, and is […]

ACE: Data cloud race is on and the dream remains

A standardised logistics data system that can be used across the air cargo supply chain will be hard to develop but is not a pipe dream, the first conference session at air cargo europe heard. Panelists speaking in the age of digital and the connected discussion moderated by Maresch owner, Bernd Maresch, said it would […]

ACE: Digitisation still too slow but change is coming

Digitisation was on everyone’s lips at air cargo europe in Munich from 9-12 May and it was the theme at the first conference session. Lufthansa Cargo executive board member for products and sales, Dr. Alexis von Hoensbroech (pictured above), hailed the positive impact the digital world can have on air cargo. He was the keynote […]

ACE: Give the customer more choice as to how to interact

Giving the customer the choice of how they want to interact may be the key to customer satisfaction, delegates were told at air cargo europe on 11 May. In the session ‘Reorganizing sales and customer service to match today’s new customers’, co-host Dr Joachim Ehrenthal, who is the owner of software company said customers […]

ABC sets X-ray telescope universe mission on its way

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has set the eROSITA X-ray telescope on its 1.5 million kilometre journey to produce a new map of the universe on one of its Boeing 747 Freighters. The carrier flew the eROSITA X-ray telescope from Germany to Russia in preparation for its launch onboard the ‘SRG’ spacecraft in spring 2018. The telescope will […]

VIDEO: AIA’s Alexis Sioris, Lina Palli and Panagiotis Zaga

AZura Productions interviewed Athens International Airport’s (AIA) Alexis Sioris, Lina Palli and Panagiotis Zagas at air cargo europe to discuss how they achieve efficient cargo flows and what their next phase will be. With the inauguration of the new Athens International Airport in 2001, the cargo division under Sioris adopted a strategy to make the cargo operation […]

VIDEO: Saudia Cargo’s VP of operations, Chris Notter

AZura Productions interviewed Saudia Cargo’s vice president of operations, Chris Notter at air cargo europe in Munich to discuss their progress in the air cargo industry. Saudia operates a fleet of widebodied freighters as well as an extensive range of modern passenger aircraft and is one of biggest freighter carriers in the Middle East. Visit […]

VIDEO: Delta Cargo’s Kristin Colvile

AZura Productions interviewed Delta Cargo’s managing director of cargo revenue management, marketing and alliances, Kristin Colvile last week at air cargo europe in Munich to hear about the carrier’s latest developments. She also talked about the challenges that Delta faces and gave her opinions on the future of the air cargo industry. Atlanta-headquarter Delta operates a mainline fleet of […]