Friday, July 19, 2024

Etihad Cargo refreshes network for the winter

Etihad Cargo is upgrading its winter schedule network, with both freighter and passenger routes being refreshed. Weekly freighter flights to Columbus, Ohio will now go via Europe, stopping off in Frankfurt, Germany on the way out and Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the way back. The flights to Ohio’s Rickenbacker International Airport will be supported by […]

90 years for OR Tambo airport armed robbery trio

Three men have been convicted for a total of 90 years for carrying out an armed robbery at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Three men carried out the robbery in March 2017, making off with 24 million rand in foreign currency by snatching 27 bags from a South African Airways flight. The court heard how […]

AirBridgeCargo’s reach is longer than a giraffe’s neck

AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) has transported 66 giraffes on a charter flight from South Africa to China via its hub in Moscow. The 66 baby giraffes, collectively weighing around 38 tonnes, were on their way to various animal parks in the Zhengzhou region, travelling from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport via ABC’s hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo […]

Panalpina extends Perishables Network to South Africa

Panalpina is extending its Perishables Network to South Africa by acquiring a majority stake in Skyservices, which has a presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Skyservices, which started operations in May 2000 and is fully owned by Bernd Julicher, Frik van Rooyen and Jaco van Zijverden runs a 2,000m2 warehouse inside OR Tambo International Airport […]

Alitalia returns to South Africa after a 16-year absence

Alitalia has returned to South Africa after a 16-year absence when an Airbus A330 arrived at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport on 9 April. The Italian airline will operate four flights a week between Rome and Johannesburg, adding to Alitalia’s network of 94 international destinations with over 4,000 weekly flights and 143 routes. Alitalia chief […]

One dead and another arrested after OR Tambo armed robbery

An armed robber was shot dead and another arrested after they held up Swissport security guards at the cargo precinct of O.R. Tambo International Airport on 1 July. Airport spokesperson Leigh Gunkel-Keuler says a group of armed men held up and overpowered security guards employed by Checkport at the Swissport warehouse at 10.55h on 1 […]

Reduced tariffs and facility upgrades planned for OR Tambo

OR Tambo International Airport is to reduce tariffs by 35 per cent from 1 April and plans to improve access to cargo buildings, and will build a midfield cargo terminal. Speaking after the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition, OR Tambo general manager, Bongiwe Pityi (pictured above second left) said air cargo remains under pressure […]

Many issues to discuss as Air Cargo Africa returns for another year

There will be much to talk about at Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, with five panels discussing issues including Africa’s potential and overcapacity, and forum sessions including pharmaceuticals and perishables. The action will kick off with a welcome address by STAT Media Group editor-in-chief, R K Patra at 11.00h on Tuesday 21 February, followed by […]

South African Airways Cargo opens a ‘Pet Lounge’ at OR Tambo

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) has introduced a new ‘Pet Lounge’ facility for domestic pets Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal in Johannesburg. The Pet Lounge started operating from 1 October and is designed for the pets’ comfort and safety. SAA Cargo says it ensures they experience a stress-free environment during their journey as it minimises any environmental […]

Air China appoints ACP Worldwide as GSA for first African flight

Air China has appointed ACP Worldwide as its general sales agent (GSA) for South Africa, as the carrier starts the first non-stop China to Africa flights on 29 October. The Chinese airline will fly to Beijing from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays using a Boeing 777-300 Extended Range. The […]