Thursday, May 23, 2024

dnata expands cargo operations at Sydney Airport

dnata has signed a five-year lease with Sydney Airport to expand its existing cargo facility at the international airfreight terminal by an additional 4,800 sqm. The enlarged 16,300 sqm site with direct ramp access will feature an increased number of landside and airside docks as well as enhanced processing capacity and throughput with the flexibility […]

SIA Cargo B747-400F suffers engine pod strike

A Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 Freighter suffered a pod strike to engine number one during a missed approach at Sydney Airport. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is investigating the incident, which took place on 28 November at 20.40 local time with aircraft 9V-SFO flying from Singapore’s Changi Airport. The ATSB will interview the […]

Airports sign up to Buckingham Palace Declaration

Four more airports have joined the fight against illegal wildlife trafficking with Hong Kong, Munich, Sydney and Toronto Pearson signing the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce Buckingham Palace Declaration. The declaration sets out to make tangible steps to close the routes exploited by traffickers of the illegal wildlife trade as they attempt to smuggle rare […]

Global events increasing threat to air cargo security

The threat to air cargo security has never been higher and investments in the latest screening technology are a top priority for industry operators. On 15 July, two terrorists were foiled in Australia and police allege components for an improvised explosive device (IED) were sent to Sydney Airport in an airfreight shipment from Turkey via […]

Strong growth on Asian lanes for Qantas Freight

Free trade agreements signed in Australasia are leading to strong growth from Australia and New Zealand to Asia for Qantas Freight. The carrier’s executive manager, Alison Webster tells Justin Burns it is seeing particularly strong demand for fresh produce and dairy products. But Webster notes along with these uplifts, Qantas is finding it tough in some […]

Qatar Airways starts Doha – Sydney services

Qatar Airways has increased Australian services with daily Boeing 777-300 flights from Doha to Sydney. The Sydney service will offer 84 tonnes of cargo capacity a week, adding to the 301 tonnes available on services to Melbourne and Perth. The route is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs in New South Wales and contribute 240 […]