Friday, May 24, 2024

Emirates SkyCargo and Rickenbacker celebrate milestone passenger freighter flight

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Emirates SkyCargo has operated the 500th passenger freighter flight serviced by Rickenbacker Airport (LCK), Ohio on April 1 2021. The 501st passenger flight to the airport was also operated by Emirates, EK 9909, arrived just two hours later at LCK airport. Both flights, operated by Emirates’ Boeing 777-300ER mini-freighters, were transporting PPE and other essential cargo. […]

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 […]

Rickenbacker welcomes weekly Asiana Cargo flights

Rickenbacker International Airport welcomed its first weekly flight operated by Asiana Cargo and freight forwarder APEX Logistics on Saturday 24 August. The flights start in Wuhan, China before connecting Asiana’s hub in Incheon International Airport with Rickenbacker in Columbus, Ohio. Asiana Cargo joins AirBridgeCargo, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific Cargo, China Airlines Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Etihad […]

AirBridgeCargo adds second flight to Rickenbacker

A year after starting flights to Rickenbacker International Airport, AirBridgeCargo Airlines will add a second weekly flight to serve customers in Ohio. AirBridgeCargo started flights in April 2018 and has seen stable demand to and from Rickenbacker, accommodating growing trade flows onboard the Boeing 747 Freighter services. The second weekly rotation is scheduled to start […]

Etihad renews deal with Trinity Logistics for Rickenbacker flights

Etihad Cargo and Trinity Logistics have renewed their partnership, which will see the airline continuing to operate three Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Rickenbacker International Airport. Originally signed in June 2016, the extended partnership allows Trinity to continue to serve the high fashion industry, forwarding apparel from Colombo, Sri Lanka and Hanoi, Vietnam […]

Air cargo keeps on flying around the world

First, the good news: there are no hotspots anyone is missing but some routes are doing better than others, writes Michael Mackey. The explanation for this is simple: the industry has seen a surge in demand that is broadly-based, both geographically and in terms of sectors. That written, some routes and some parts of the […]

AirBridgeCargo adds Rickenbacker to North American network

Rickenbacker International Airport is looking forward to welcoming its fifth scheduled freighter service when AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines flies in from Moscow on 5 April. The fast growing Russian carrier will use one of its Boeing 747 Freighters to operate weekly scheduled services carrying freight inbound from its hub in Moscow and returning to Russia via […]

International cargo surge helps Rickenbacker reach new highs

Rickenbacker International Airport handled a record 115,666 tonnes of cargo in 2017, helped by a surge in international volumes. The Ohio based cargo hub, which is operated by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, saw volumes shooting up 27 per cent compared to 2016 to the highest in the airport’s history since the 2003 airport authority […]

1st Qatar Airways Cargo garment charter arrives in Rickenbacker

Qatar Airways Cargo’s first charter freighter service loaded with garments has touched down at Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio. The cargo carrier is providing bespoke airfreight solutions to transport products for American fashion retailer, L Brands. The first flight earlier this month, saw over 100 tonnes of garments in collaboration with one of its major customers, […]

Strong first half tonnage growth for Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker International Airport in Ohio (US) posted an increase in imports and exports of 21 per cent in the first half of 2017. Operator Columbus Regional Airport Authority says the gateway was bolstered by increased service from Etihad and Trinity Logistics, the 2016 expansion of Emirates, and the June 2016 opening of Air Cargo Terminal […]

Tonnage rise of 1.8% in 2016 for Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker International Airport in the US state of Ohio handled more than 91,000 tonnes in 2016, a 1.8 per cent rise on 2015. The gateway has seen 16 per cent increase in international cargo, which makes up 40 per cent of Rickenbacker’s tonnage, while the other was domestic, down six per cent. FedEx moved 43 per cent of the […]

Trinity Logistics USA strikes charter deal with Etihad Cargo

Trinity Logistics USA has signed a multi-million dollar deal with Etihad Cargo, which will see the carrier operate a weekly widebody freighter service. This will be operated from Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport, in Sri Lanka to Rickenbacker International Airport in Columbus, Ohio (US) and beyond to East Midlands Airport in the UK, on behalf of the New […]

Emirates SkyCargo expands operations at Rickenbacker

Emirates SkyCargo has added frequencies, services and local staff at Rickenbacker International Airport to meet increasing demand to move airfreight through Columbus. The carrier started a year ago on import services from Dubai to Columbus, in Ohio on a once a week rotation, before upping to two a few months later and added a third in May. […]

Rickenbacker hails 2015 a success, but looking to grow further

Rickenbacker International Airport says 2015 was a “significant success” driven by burgeoning international activity, but expects even greater things in 2016. Airport operator Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s president and chief executive officer, Elaine Roberts hails the significant increases in cargo activity, a new international market and new facilities to accommodate growth, which will “only add […]

Asia boosting Rickenbacker International Airport

Flights added by Cathay Pacific Cargo and Emirates SkyCargo have boosted tonnage at Rickenbacker International Airport, but the gateway still feels freight forwarders and shippers are not aware of it as an option to move goods. Columbus Regional Airport Authority operates Rickenbacker and vice president of business development and communications, David Whitaker says the additional […]

Amazon to build facility in Rickenbacker

Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to build a one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in the Rickenbacker Global Logistics Park, on the doorstep of Rickenbacker International Airport. This gives a boost to Rickenbacker Inland Port’s growing reputation as a prime location for businesses to move goods through the US and around the world. Rickenbacker airport continues […]

Harry the rhino flown from US to Indonesia

Cathay Pacific Cargo transported an endangered Sumatran rhinoceros through Columbus’ Rickenbacker International Airport earlier this month. Eight-year-old Harapan (Harry) the rhinoceros, the world’s only Sumatran rhino living outside of South Asia, safely arrived at his new home in Indonesia at the Way Kambas National Park, travelling more than 9,941 miles over land, air and sea. There are fewer […]