Monday, June 17, 2024

The luxury of being a boutique airline

Having previously worked on the shipper side, Andres Perez has been able to bring in other perspectives to the air cargo industry. Speaking to Air Cargo Week at air cargo Europe, Swiss WorldCargo’s senior director – head of business development and customer experience previously worked at Estee Lauder and Swarovski, working along the supply chain, […]

Continuous improvement is all part of being SWISS

Swiss WorldCargo has been known as a “niche” carrier, something that head of cargo Ashwin Bhat believes makes it stand out in the industry. He says a major focus is on special products, shipments requiring additional attention and care, which covers a lot of different goods but includes pharmaceuticals and valuables. Bhat tells Air Cargo […]

Swiss WorldCargo renews deal with Edelweiss

Swiss WorldCargo has renewed its partnership with Edelweiss to continue marketing and selling freight capacity on the leisure airline. The two airlines have enjoyed a close partnership since 2009, with Edelweiss’ fleet and network growing to 70 destinations and 16 aircraft consisting of 10 Airbus A320s, two A330s and four A340s. Swiss WorldCargo will offer […]

Restructuring pays dividends for Swiss WorldCargo

Swiss WorldCargo should report good figures when parent Swiss International Airlines releases its results in March, writes Neil Madden. Head of cargo, Ashwin Bhat (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week that 2017 was “a very good year”. “In 2017, we saw an increase in terms of tonnage carried. In the first three quarters of 2017, Swiss […]

Extra capacity gets Zurich off to a flying start

Cargo is off to a strong start in 2017 at Zurich Airport helped by SWISS International Airlines increasing capacity with Boeing 777s. After 5.3 per cent growth in 2016 to 433,577 tonnes, with a 7.2 per cent increase in air volumes making up for a weaker rise of 0.7 per cent in road volumes, the […]

ACS helps deliver Boeing 777 engine in Arctic climate

Air Charter Service (ACS) has arranged an Antonov AN-124 to transport the most powerful aircraft engine in the world to help a stranded Swiss International Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. The Swiss aircraft had been flying to Los Angeles from Zurich over Canada’s far northern regions when it suffered a mechanical problem with one of its engines and […]

Swiss WorldCargo receives first Bombardier CS100

Swiss WorldCargo has taken delivery of its first Bombardier CS100, which will enter service on 15 July, and improve temperature control capabilities on short haul flights. The new aircraft’s first flight will be LX638 Zurich – Paris Charles de Gaulle, and the CS100 will replace the Avro RJ100. The CS100 offers a 25 per cent […]

Arafa appointed Swiss WorldCargo head of global area management

Alexander Arafa has been appointed head of global area management at Swiss WorldCargo, to take over on 1 June. Arafa is currently head of cabin crew at SWISS, a position he has held since 2008. He is taking over from Ashwin Bhat, who became head of cargo last October. In his role as head of […]

Miami sees small cargo rise

Miami International Airport (MIA) has seen total cargo volumes increase by 0.3 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes in 2015 with domestic rising and international seeing a slight dip. Freight at Miami fell marginally in 2015 to 2.1 million tonnes while mail increased by 29 per cent to 38,100 tonnes. Total domestic cargo, which covers […]

Cargologic gains CEIV certification at Zurich Airport

Cargologic has obtained International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling at Zurich Airport. The Swiss WorldCargo ground handling partner says the certification assures cool chain integrity throughout the airline’s network. Pharmaceuticals are very important for the Swiss economy, with pharmaceutical and biotech shipments being transported via […]

‘Contradictory’ price fixing cartel fine overturned

Fines of 790 million euros ($868 million) imposed by the European Commission against airlines for fixing fuel and security surcharges has been overturned, as the decision was ‘contradictory’. In 2010, the commission had fined Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines Group, Martinair, Qantas, SAS Cargo and Singapore Airlines […]