Wednesday, July 17, 2024

SWISS Head of Cargo Lorenzo Stoll to leave the company

Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines, is to leave the company after 11 years. Stoll presently heads SWISS’s Swiss WorldCargo division, with overall charge of all the company’s airfreight activities. Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines, has decided to leave the company at the end of July […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds Asian flights for winter

Swiss WorldCargo will increase capacity to Japan as it operates extra flights to Asia for its winter timetable. From 1 February, a Boeing 777-300ER will be used on daily flights to Tokyo, and Osaka services will receive an Airbus A340-300 from 1 March. Other routes will return to the network, with A340-300 flights to Colombo, […]

Deutsche Bahn and Lufthansa settle cartel dispute

Deutsche Bahn has reached a settlement with Lufthansa to end an air cargo cartel legal dispute that has been ongoing since 2013. Details of the settlement between Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Barnsdale and Lufthansa Group’s companies Lufthansa Cargo, Swiss International Air Lines and Deutsche Lufthansa, which was heard before the Regional Court of Cologne remain […]

Swiss WorldCargo to upgrade USA and Japan flights

Swiss WorldCargo will increase capacity to the USA and Japan with new flights to Osaka and Washington DC, and upgrades to Tokyo and Miami services. The freight division of Swiss International Air Lines will launch the Osaka and Washington flights in March 2020, using an Airbus A340-300 on the former and an Airbus A330-300 on […]

Swiss WorldCargo adds new routes for the winter

Swiss WorldCargo is getting ready for winter with new routes across Asia, South America and Africa being added to its timetable. Twice-weekly flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Saigon in Vietnam will commence from Zurich from 15 November, along with twice-weekly services to Colombo in Sri Lanka on 3 November. A twice-weekly service to […]

Swiss WorldCargo fully certified by IATA CEIV Pharma

Swiss WorldCargo has received International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification covering the entire airline and organisation. The certification was awarded following an extensive review from IATA recognised independent auditors, and the certification was handed over by IATA’s director general and chief executive officer, Alexandre de Juniac. The […]

Cutting-edge airfreight in Europe’s centre

A cutting-edge development in cargo tracking systems is being introduced by Zurich-based Unilode Aviation Solutions with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) tags being embedded into the structure of ULDs, writes Stuart Flitton. The ULD management provider for 40 airlines is teaming up with technology firm OnAsset Intelligence and leading ULD manufacturer Zodiac Aerospace. Among the airlines […]

WFS doubles cargo handling operation at Boston Logan

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has more than doubled its cargo handling operation at Boston-Logan International Airport to cater for new contracts with Lufthansa, SAS and Swiss International Air Lines. WFS established its presence in Boston 12 years ago and had been operating from a 30,000 square foot facility on behalf of three major customers; American […]

WFS targeting even more US growth as volumes rise 17%

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) total volumes across its near 60 cargo stations across the US rose by more than 17 per cent in the first seven months of 2017. WFS won a further 37 new airline contracts in the period as well as 10 contract renewals from existing customers. In 2016, it handled over 1.8 […]

Airlines appeal European Commission price fixing cartel fine

The airlines who were fined a total of €776 million ($904 million) by the European Commission (EC) for operating a price fixing cartel are appealing the decision. In March 2017, the EC re-adopted the cartel decision against 11 carriers after the original decision was annulled by the General Court on procedural grounds. Singapore Airlines, LATAM […]

WFS awarded North American contracts with Polar, LOT and Swiss

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has won lucrative new contracts with Polar Air Cargo, LOT Polish Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines, expanding its North American operations. It has been awarded a three-year contract to support Polar Air Cargo and its partners in Cincinnati, with the airline and its customers benefitting from a single point of […]

Reorganised Swiss WorldCargo looks to the future

Swiss WorldCargo has restructured its departments as it looks to tackle the new norms for now and in the future of the air cargo industry and has put the customer at the forefront of their strategy. The airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has rolled out a fresh organisational structure, which it says […]

Swiss WorldCargo gets a boost as first Boeing 777 arrives

Swiss International Air Lines took delivery of the first of its nine new Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft today, which will boost its cargo capabilities. The new twinjet will enable the Swiss WorldCargo division to offer improved airfreight services and enhanced environmental performance on its long-haul operations. The first of the nine Boeing 777-300ERs which […]

Former Swiss chief cargo officer takes on drone role

Former chief cargo officer at Swiss International Air Lines, Oliver Evans, has been appointed as new head of global business development for drone logistics firm Matternet. He spent 12 years with Swiss and was until this May chairman of the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA. Evans says: “The advantages of deploying drone systems and solutions in specific industries […]