Tuesday, July 23, 2024

How Middle Eastern Airlines are Shaping the Global Aviation Landscape

Aviation in the Middle East has experienced a remarkable surge in growth over the past few years, with a significant impact on the global aviation sector. Jainita Hogervorst, Director of Aerviva Aviation Consultancy, based in Dubai specializing in aviation recruitment and document management explains the role of Middle Eastern airlines in shaping the dynamic global […]

VPorts to establish first Vertiport at UAE airport

VPorts, the world leader in the design, construction and operation of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) infrastructure, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Airport to build and operate a first vertiport in RAK designed to establish the UAE as a world-class global AAM hub. ‘‘With the support […]

Emirates to operate additional flight to London Gatwick

Emirates will increase the frequency of its services to/from London Gatwick airport with the addition of a third daily flight, effective 27 July until 3 August 2022. This third daily flight will help serve high demand from customers travelling to and from London this summer. It will also provide additional seats to accommodate Emirates passengers […]

Direct flights to commence in September from Samarkand to Dubai

Air Marakanda, the operator of Samarkand Airport, has launched a new route from Samarkand – with flydubai, the Emirati government owned low-cost airline. The twice-weekly service will connect the historic Silk Road city of Samarkand, and the UAE’s largest city, Dubai. The service will launch on September 20. The service is the 12th and latest route […]

Emirates Post picks Hurricane to drive global e-Commerce plans

Emirates Post has chosen Hurricane Commerce as the data partner to support its global e-Commerce expansion strategy. The postal operator for the UAE has invested heavily in its international parcels business with the ambition of becoming a seamless gateway and strategic logistics hub for cross-border eCommerce traffic. Emirates Post’s objective is to develop a global […]

Etihad ships a landmark in COVID treatment

Sotrovimab, a landmark treatment for COVID-19, may have seemed a distant dream a year ago but last night, Abu Dhabi Department of Health, Rafed, GSK, and Etihad Cargo made this dream a reality for citizens of the UAE. This expedited landmark shipment makes the world’s newest anti-viral treatment for COVID-19, Sotrovimab, available for early treatment […]

NAFL UAE and Fives SAS collaborate

The National Association of Freight and Logistics UAE (NAFL), one of the Arabian Gulf’s oldest and most active associations, has signed a landmark MOU with Fives Smart Automation Solutions (Fives SAS) to propel growth and automation across the UAE’s e-Commerce and logistics sectors. Conceived to explore sector-wide opportunities to improve and automate the logistics industry […]

Emirates SkyCargo pulls out all stops to maintain UAE food supplies

Emirates SkyCargo has utilised the cargo capacity on its Boeing 777 freighter and Boeing 777-300ER passenger freighter aircraft to help maintain and replenish food supplies in the UAE during the Covid-19 pandemic. The air cargo carrier has helped import more than 34,000 tonnes of food into the country between January and April 2020, out of […]

Etihad temporarily suspends Abu Dhabi transit services

Etihad has temporarily suspended transit travel through Abu Dhabi International Airport as of 22:00 (UAE local time) on March 23. Passengers booked on connecting flights that pass through the airport will not be allowed to travel. Only UAE citizens, their immediate family members, diplomatic passport holders, and those with UAE-API clearance will be allowed entry […]

DB Schenker opens solar-powered Dubai hub

DB Schenker has opened its first fully solar-powered logistics centre in Dubai South, next to Al Maktoum International Airport. The 33,000 sq m logistics centre, DLC II will become the central hub in the Middle East for DB Schenker’s customers including Unilever. After a successful first collaboration in Saudi Arabia, DB Schenker and Unilever officially […]

Abu Dhabi to be the centre of air cargo excellence

Abu Dhabi Airports and Etihad Cargo will enhance Abu Dhabi International Airport, making it a state-of-the-art global air cargo centre of excellence. The airport and airline will implement a multi-phased cargo infrastructure development strategy, starting with the imminent upgrade of Etihad’s existing air cargo terminal facilities on the Southside airport perimeters. The programme will culminate […]

dnata gains IATA CEIV Pharma at DWC

Cargo handler dnata has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification at its Dubai World Central (DWC) facility. The certificate at DWC complements accreditation at Dubai International, and joins its CEIV network in Amsterdam, Dallas, Singapore and Toronto. Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Singapore and Zurich are all certified to GDP standards. dnata has invested in infrastructure and equipment, […]

Albion Aviation represents Prime Aviation in Europe

Albion Aviation Group has been appointed general sales agent (GSA) in Europe for Prime Aviation. As the GSA, Albion Aviation will exclusively sell Prime’s network on a per kilo basis, and offer full and part-charter capacity from the UAE to destinations in the Middle East, CIS and Africa. Prime Aviation operates scheduled services from Sharjah […]

Etihad Cargo refreshes network for the winter

Etihad Cargo is upgrading its winter schedule network, with both freighter and passenger routes being refreshed. Weekly freighter flights to Columbus, Ohio will now go via Europe, stopping off in Frankfurt, Germany on the way out and Amsterdam, the Netherlands on the way back. The flights to Ohio’s Rickenbacker International Airport will be supported by […]

Saloodo! comes to the United Arab Emirates

Deutsche Post DHL Group digital freight platform subsidiary Saloodo! is coming to the Middle East by expanding to the United Arab Emirates. The digital freight platform that is available to shippers, dispatchers and carriers in Europe will be available to users in the Gulf region for domestic transport and international freight. Saloodo! is a forerunner […]

Etihad Cargo picks Emiratis for commercial roles

Etihad Cargo has made several Emirati national appointments within its commercial operations to enhance both its Global Customer programme and its UAE home market. The UAE Commercial function will be headed by Bader Ahmed Al Ali, who will look after key UAE customer accounts, UAE government key accounts, Dubai and Northern Emirates sales, Abu Dhabi […]

Etihad Cargo extends partnership with MICCO

Etihad Cargo has extended its partnership with MICCO as its provider for road feeder services across the UAE and Gulf Cooperation Council. The road feeder service network connects air and sea gateways in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, as well as Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain. Under the partnership, MICCO will continue to provide Etihad Cargo […]

Horses fly first class with Emirates SkyCargo

Emirates SkyCargo is continuing to provide equines with a first-class service, with almost 2,000 horses using the Emirates Equine product. The number of horses flying with Emirates SkyCargo increased 20% compared to 2017, taking advantage of the airline’s extensive network spanning six continents and almost 40 destinations around the world. Emirates SkyCargo says horses get […]

dnata increases share in freight forwarding partners

dnata has strengthened its position in the UAE and international freight forwarding industry by increasing its ownership in two of its joint venture companies. It has purchased a 50% stake in Dubai Express, Freightworks and a 25.5% stake in Bollore Logistics UAE from Kanoo Group. As a result of the transaction, dnata is now the […]

Emirates SkyCargo flies 2.6 million tonnes of cargo

Emirates SkyCargo transported almost 2.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, including fruit and vegetables, space satellites, pharmaceuticals and domestic pets. Over 73,000 tonnes of pharmaceutical cargo flew with Emirates SkyCargo, including 1.8 million doses of vaccines flying from Italy to Brazil. The exclusive freighter flight carried 36 special purpose containers in what Emirates SkyCargo […]

Uni-top Airlines touches down at DWC

Dubai World Central (DWC) has welcomed the inaugural flight by Uni-top Airlines, providing services to Kunming in Yunnan province. The Chinese airline will operate three flights a week between DWC and Kunming, the capital of Yunnan in southwest China. DWC is the world’s 22nd busiest cargo hub by international freight volumes, and is home to […]

RIP in India now cheaper, thanks to Air India

According to a report in the Khaleej Times newspaper, Air India is to maintain its 50 per cent discount on IATA rates on the movement of human remains from the UAE to India. The decision will also apply to national carrier’s budget service Air India Express. The airline had previously discounted The Air Cargo Tariff […]

Etihad Cargo increases focus on cold chain with new product

Etihad Cargo has added FreshForward to its list of specialised services to support the cold chain industry that imports perishable goods to the UAE. The new product ensures items such as fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, fish, meat and flowers move seamlessly across Etihad Cargo’s global network until they reach their final destination. More specifically at […]

GAC Abu Dhabi joins Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) has welcomed logistics firm GAC Abu Dhabi as the latest addition to its cargo terminal free zone site. Moving to the ADAFZ free zone brings benefits of moving cargo to other free zones in the UAE without having to pay customs duties. Other benefits include 100 per cent foreign […]

Emirates SkyCargo flies Alfa Romeos to the Gumball 3000 rally

Emirates SkyCargo has partnered with luxury car distributor, Gargash to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the Gumball 3000 rally. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio were transported onboard an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter, which can carry up to 100 tonnes of cargo and has a wide […]

Take your supercar on holiday with Etihad Cargo FlightValet

Etihad Cargo has launched ‘FlightValet’ to move cars around the world in time for the seasonal surge in demand for luxury vehicle shipments to popular holiday destinations. Each year Etihad Cargo transports hundreds of vehicles on its passenger and freighter aircraft and the new product will simplify the customers’ booking experience. FlightValet is available to […]

Animals fly in style with Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo has been busy transporting live animals around its network, with lions, giraffes, elephants and monkeys all being moved around the world. Among the animals to fly with Turkish Cargo were 16 three-month-old giraffes who flew from Johannesburg, South Africa to Tehran, Iran with a connection in Istanbul. IATA Live Animals Regulations certified personnel […]

UAE remains regional gateway for air cargo

Dubai is not only the hub of UAE air cargo but the chief gateway for the whole GCC region, covering Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, writes Stuart Flitton. Dubai International (DXB) opened in 1960 and services grew at a fast pace with enormous increases in passenger numbers and freight traffic. In 2010 Dubai World […]

CAA applauds Washington’s open skies with UAE

The Cargo Airline Association (CAA) supports and appreciates the United States Government’s work and strong commitment to maintaining the Open Skies Agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as announced last week. The association’s members employ over one million individuals and each of these carriers operate international networks designed to meet the needs of a […]

Expansive Emirates looks to more direct shipments

Sometimes it’s hard to discern exactly where the focus of a company is: Emirates Sky Cargo is such a company, writes Michael Mackey. This is a company that applies itself to both extending its roster of destinations and the frequency of services as well as the specific services available on them. Both sides of this […]