Monday, June 17, 2024

SF Airlines flies cherries from Chile to China

Two SF Airlines Boeing 747-400ERFs each carried 103 tonnes of cherries from Chile to China on flights on 26 November and 4 December. The flights from Santiago took 31 hours and after arriving in Hangzhou, each pallet of cherries was packed and documented for customs clearance and delivery to shops and homes. Carried on SF […]

Qatar Airways Cargo to add South American flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will expand South American services with new flights to Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia from 16 January. The flights will use Boeing 777 freighters, with twice-weekly services Bogota from Doha operating via Luxembourg and Miami, with the return operating via Liege. Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will go via Luxembourg, returning […]

Copenhagen flights are a fairy tale for LATAM Cargo

LATAM Cargo has become the first cargo airline to offer direct services between Scandinavia and Latin America with flights to Copenhagen, Denmark. The Boeing 767-300F route will cut transit times by up to 48 hours, and will transport an estimated 20-25 tonnes on each weekly flight. The round trip increases connections to between Scandinavia and […]

UASL picks Hermes NG for Santiago Airport

Chile-based ground handler UASL is the launch customer for Hermes NG, a cloud-hosted pay-as-you-go cargo management ecosystem. UASL will use Hermes NG’s Business Intelligence module for event reporting and analysis at Santiago Airport to improve handling efficiency and boost handling times to meet customs service requirements. The Ultramar Group company chose the BI module after […]

UASL to use Hermes 5 at Santiago airport

Hermes Logistics Technologies has been selected as the cargo management systems provider for UASL for air cargo handling and documentation in Santiago, Chile. Ultramar Group company UASL will benefit from a single system that is configured to its needs and the changing requirements of its growing customer base. Hermes 5, the newest version of Hermes’ […]

Emirates sees big potential in South America

South America has long been touted as one of the world’s most promising emerging markets. Brazil even supplied the ‘B’ for the oft-quoted ‘BRICS’, alongside Russia, India, China and South Africa, writes Neil Madden. But over the past decade, Brazil and many of its neighbours have seen mixed economic fortunes, which have disappointed the region’s […]

Kuehne + Nagel to open pharma logistics hub in Santiago

Kuehne + Nagel is extending its KN PharmaChain network in South America with a new logistics hub in Santiago, Chile benefiting from a dedicated warehouse. The logistics hub complies with the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technology to increase operational capacities. The facility will provide an area of 17,600 sqm for storage and distribution of […]

Emirates adds Santiago to its South American network

Emirates will add Santiago, Chile to its network providing up to 15 tonnes of cargo capacity per flight to the region. The Boeing 777-200LR services will start on 5 July providing cargo capacity for Chilean exports including salmon and other perishables. Chile is the world’s second largest producer of farmed salmon and exports of salmon […]

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 […]

TIACA strengthens presence in Latin America with new partnerships

TIACA has strengthened its presence in Latin America by signing memoranda of understanding (MoU) with key organisations and by appointing a sales agent in the region. The MoUs are with Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Americas Alliance (AA), Bogota, Colombia-headquartered Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agents and International Logistical Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean […]

Qatar Airways helps Chilean cherry exports bloom in Asia

The cherry season bloomed again with Qatar Airways Cargo transporting over 1,400 tonnes of Chilean cherries between 13 November and 19 December on charter flights. The carrier operated 14 Boeing 777 Freighter flights from Santiago in Chile, all the way to Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong via its state-of-the-art Doha hub at Hamad International Airport. […]

Surge expected in 2018 as demand keeps growing

Following 17 per cent perishables growth so far in 2017, Qatar Airways senior vice president and acting chief officer for cargo, Guillaume Halleux is expecting a surge in demand in 2018, writes James Muir. The airline has transported over 135,000 tonnes of perishables to date, 17 per cent growth in 2016-17 compared to 2015-16, and […]

Premium products and new routes across South America for IAG Cargo

The first half of 2017 has posted “robust results” for IAG Cargo, and regional commercial manager for LATAM, Rodrigo Casal (pictured) believes the airline group is ideally positioned for a strong second half. He says the Constant Climate temperature sensitive product has performed very well, helped in part by an increase in healthcare and vaccination […]

American Airlines Cargo investing heavily in South American facilities

American Airlines Cargo is investing heavily in South American facilities because the market will grow strongly, regional manager Andean Region – cargo sales, Waldo Fuentes tells Air Cargo Week. The airline has been upgrading facilities and operates Boeing 777-200 flights from Santiago to Miami International Airport and uses a Boeing 787-8 on services to Dallas […]

2017 could be an exciting year for United Cargo

United Cargo is excited by the opportunities 2017 could bring, especially with new routes boosting export capacity, regional sales manager for Latin America, Carlos Medrano (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week. A major source of excitement is new widebody non-stop service from Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport to New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. The […]

Miami increases links to South America with TACA Peru flights

Miami International Airport has welcomed another new cargo airline, with Trans American Airlines (TACA Peru) launching four weekly freighter flights to five South American cities. The airline, part of Avianca Holdings, will operate four weekly scheduled flights using an Airbus A330-200F between Miami and the South American cities of Lima in Peru, Santiago in Chile, […]

Qatar Airways to deepen its South American presence further

Qatar Airways will expand its presence further into South America by launching belly flights to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, and Santiago in Chile early next year. The carrier will operate an Airbus A350-900 four flights a week between from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Rio de Janeiro, which will then go to Santiago. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, […]

Antonov Airlines transports mining equipment across the Andes

Antonov Airlines transported two mining filtration units from Chile to Argentina in a flight taking 39 minutes on board an Antonov AN-124-100. The 24 tonne consignment included two large industrial piping filtration units measuring 12 metres long, four metres wide and 3.6 metres high, was transported for Hunt & Palmer Cargo Charters from Santiago to […]

Volga-Dnepr flies helicopters to Chile to tackle wildfires

Volga-Dnepr Airlines was called upon to deliver four helicopters to fight wildfires plaguing the Chilean countryside. Helicopter Express, contractors to the US Forest Service and the Department of Interior, called upon Volga-Dnepr to transport three Bell 205 helicopters, a K-MAX 1200 helicopter and a flatbed truck and trailer, on an Antonov AN-124-100 from Atlanta to […]

22% growth in perishables, but Qatar expects more in 2017

Perishable trade grew by 22 per cent in 2016 and Qatar Airways chief officer cargo, Ulrich Ogiermann (pictured below) tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) staff writer, James Muir that he expects the numbers to keep growing in 2017. Qatar Airways Cargo launched six new freighter services in 2016 to Dallas, Budapest, Ho Chi Minh City, […]

LATAM Airlines to run new belly routes

LATAM Airlines

LATAM Airlines Chile will fly non-stop bellyhold flights between Santiago in Chile and Santa Cruz in Bolivia from 28 March this year. The service will be run three times a week and is the 19th route that the LATAM Airlines Group has launched since January 2016 as part of the continued strengthening of its international network. The group has […]

IAG targets perishables and pharma on new route to Chile

British Airways Boeing 777-200

IAG Cargo has launched a new route to Santiago (Chile) from winter of 2016 and becomes  the only carrier to fly direct from Heathrow Airport to Santiago International Airport. With the new service, IAG will now be able to offer customers a weekly lift of up to 3,360 tonnes into Latin America. The new service is […]

American in for the long haul in Latin America

Despite regional instability and economic challenges, American Airlines’ managing director cargo sales Latin America, Carmen Taylor tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) the carrier is in for the long haul. Taylor says though Argentina and Brazil have been hit by economic and political instability, while they are recovering American will look to utilise its Latin American […]

LATAM increases Americas services and plans flights to Africa

LATAM Airlines Group will introduce four new routes in the Americas, to be introduced between December 2015 and January 2016, and is seeking approval for Sao Paulo (Brazil) to Johannesburg (South Africa) services. The group is planning to start three times a week services from Lima to Antofagasta (Chile), operated by LAN Peru from December 2015. […]