Saturday, June 22, 2024

Dimerco extends North American network to Seattle

Dimerco has extended its North American network to 21 offices with the opening of Seattle operations on 11 April. The Seattle office will focus on air exports, particularly aerospace, medical and health and electrical equipment, as well as perishables such as seafood and fruit. The new office will offer the benefits associated with US Free […]

Alaska Air Cargo brings Copper River salmon to Seattle

Alaska Air Cargo has delivered more than 29 tonnes of wild Copper River salmon to Seattle for the start of the summer salmon grilling season. The first flight landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 06.30am on 18 May, with an additional three flights delivering yet more fish following by midday, marking the start of the […]

Lufthansa Cargo orders two Boeing 777 Freighters

Lufthansa Cargo has ordered two Boeing 777 Freighters, which will join the fleet in 2019 as it replaces older MD-11Fs. The two aircraft are scheduled to take off from Boeing’s plant in Seattle in February and March 2019 and offer 20 per cent lower CO2 emissions than existing MD-11 Freighters, along with lower noise emissions […]

Delta to share cargo facilities in Seattle with Air France KLM

Delta Cargo is continuing to co-locate with partners by sharing cargo warehouse facilities with Air France KLM in Seattle. The move will allow more space for cargo capacity and make shipping easier and more convenient for the airlines’ shared customers. The Seattle warehouse has hosted Virgin Atlantic since 26 March 2017 and the ‘One-Roof’ partnership […]

AFKLMP adds new routes to its summer schedule

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) will operate new routes for the summer providing connections to locations including Taipei, Fortaleza and Seattle. It will provide capacity from both hubs at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, where the airline offers 1,115 weekly services to 116 unique destinations around the world. From Paris […]

WFS gets off to flying start with new and renewed contracts

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has got off to a flying start in 2018 by winning and renewing a number of contracts in North America. The handling agent won the freight contract at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to service Turkish Airlines’ twice-weekly flight to Istanbul, extending WFS’s existing relationship with the airline. It has also […]

Delta Cargo expands coverage of DASH Critical & Medical

Delta Cargo has expanded the coverage of its DASH Critical & Medical service to 15 US locations, with further expansion planned next year. DASH Critical & Medical is the first fully GPS-enabled, same-day product offered by a US freight and passenger carrier, providing real-time tracking and monitoring of any eligible shipment, and customers can ship […]

Cargo at Gatwick grows 23% as profits pass £140m

Cargo volumes have increased 23.3 per cent at Gatwick Airport and profits before tax are up to £140.7 million ($186.7 million). For the six months ending 30 September 2017, cargo was up helped the airport’s expanding long haul network, including flights to Singapore, Seattle and Denver operated by Norwegian, and RwandAir flights to Kigali. Before […]

EVA Air takes delivery of first Boeing 777F

EVA Air took delivery of its first Boeing 777 Freighter at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle on Wednesday, 8 November. The carrier flew its newest freighter from Paine Field to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport, departing shortly after delivery and arriving on Thursday, 9 November in Taipei. The airport welcomed Taiwan’s first 777F with […]

World’s first 737-700 converted freighter launched by Alaska

Alaska Air Cargo has introduced the first converted Boeing 737-700 Freighter – the first of its kind in the world and the aircraft entered commercial service today, carrying goods from Seattle to the state of Alaska. The aircraft was converted over 19 months in Tel Aviv by Israel Aerospace Industries andAlaska will take delivery of two […]

Sea-Tac welcomes Cherry Express as exports of cherries bloom

The cherry season is in full bloom in Washington State, and the Port of Seattle welcomed a specially painted cherry themed Boeing 777 Freighter transporting the fruit to Asia. The aircraft operated by China Cargo, a division of China Eastern Airlines landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on 24 July, which is expecting to export record […]

Gatwick Airport revenue increases 7.7% and long-haul network grows

‘Use it or Lose it’ airport slot rule should be restored says UK airports

Revenue at Gatwick Airport increased 7.7 per cent for the year ending 31 March 2017, with cargo volumes up 15.9 per cent. Revenue hit £725 million ($931.8 million) with EBITDA rising 12.9 per cent to £373.6 million, and profit before tax was £131.8 million. Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “It has been […]

Delta and Aeromexico sign cargo agreement for US – Mexico services

Delta Cargo and Grupo Aeromexico Cargo have signed a cargo joint cooperation agreement to improve cargo operations between the US and Mexico. The agreement will allow customers to work with either carrier to transport cargo across a broad network of flights and joint trucking operations, and developments are underway to integrate technologies and create a […]

Amazon Prime Air pilots picket at e-commerce giant’s shareholder meeting

Air cargo pilots who fly for Amazon Prime Air picketed outside the e-commerce heavyweight’s annual shareholder meeting in Seattle on 23 May. The 65 picketing pilots (pictured above) said they wanted to flag up the intensifying challenges at their airlines and potential risks for Amazon’s growing logistics operations as there is a “looming” pilot shortage, which […]

Alaska Air Cargo does first Seattle salmon season run

The season’s first shipment of fresh Copper River salmon made the 1,300-mile journey from Cordova, Alaska, to Seattle onboard an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 this morning – marking the start of the summer salmon grilling season. In addition to the 22,000 pounds of fish delivered this morning, Alaska has four flights scheduled throughout the day […]

Extra China flights as Lufthansa Cargo upgrades network

Lufthansa Cargo is to upgrade its network with extra freighter flights to China, and use belly-hold capacity on passenger aircraft. Cargo operations to China will be increased with nine Boeing 777 Freighter flights a week to Shanghai, up from seven, and it will exclusively use 777Fs instead of mixing it up with Boeing MD-11 Freighters, […]

Strong peak season helps Virgin freight volumes grow 1.8% in 2016

Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s freight volumes rose 1.8 per cent in 2016 helped by a strong second half of the year and high peak season, with revenue of £174 million ($218.4 million). The airline carried 218,000 tonnes but says growth was offset by price pressure driven by overcapacity in the market and weakness of the pound, […]

FedEx to connect Liege with its Memphis World Hub

FedEx Express will connect TNT’s European air hub in Liege to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis in April 2017. FedEx will use a Boeing 777 Freighter with 116 tonnes of capacity and TNT will be injected into the FedEx network for delivery across the US and Canada. The aircraft will continue on a round-the-world trip […]

Virgin Atlantic to increase UK – US services for 2017

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to provide more UK – US services in 2017 with daily London – Seattle flights and more routes from Manchester. It will start London Heathrow – Seattle Tacoma flights on 26 March followed by three Manchester – San Francisco services a week from 28 March and a twice-weekly service to Boston […]

New Seattle service centre for DHL Express

DHL Express has opened a new service centre in Seattle near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to cater for demand from companies trading internationally, e-commerce shipping and from technology/software companies and retailers in Washington state. The 26,000 square foot facility capable of processing more than 1,000 pieces per hour serves greater Seattle and outlying areas for pickup, […]

Alaska to launch multiple services to Newark

Alaska Airlines is to add multiple new services to the New York area with services from Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle to Newark Liberty International Airport. All the flights will be daily using Boeing 737s, with the Portland – Newark service starting on 10 November, followed by San Diego – Newark on 21 […]

Delta and Virgin to strengthen UK – US network

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic are to strengthen their UK – US networks by sharing flights, which will include the first London – Portland service. From the summer of 2017, the two airlines will optimise their joint network, which they say will offer customers more choice and flexibility. The changes for Delta will include […]