Tuesday, May 21, 2024

WFS and Vietnam Airlines partner at Schiphol

Vietnam Airlines has selected Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) as its new cargo handling partner at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The multi-year contract will see WFS providing full cargo handling services for the airline’s twice-weekly Airbus A350-900 passenger freighter aircraft flights directly connecting freight forwarders, importers and exporters in Amsterdam and Vietnam’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport. […]

VietJet Air Cargo looks to tap new sectors

Vietnam’s air cargo market looks set to hot up with market leader Vietjet Air Cargo revealing plans to tap new sectors as other entrants enter the market. “E-commerce, express, and mail are the main targets that Vietjet Air Cargo is focusing on,” Vietjet Air Cargo CEO, Do Xuan Quang, told Air Cargo Week in written […]

WFS picks up five new handling contracts in France

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has scooped five new cargo handling contracts by passenger and freighter airlines in France. Four of the contracts cover Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport as well as handling at WFS’ other 11 cargo stations across France. Belly carrier Vietnam Airlines has renewed its handling agreement with WFS, while CAL Cargo Airlines […]

Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia sign MoU

Vietnam Airlines and Garuda Indonesia have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the areas of cargo, as well as codeshare partnerships, services and MRO. The airlines seek to expand their codeshare partnership on various routes, and both airlines agreed to seek opportunities to enhance other areas of cooperation. The partnership is […]

Sales strong for Globe Air Cargo

Strong industry performance has boosted year-on-year sales revenue by six per cent this year at Globe Air Cargo with all carriers it represents seeing surging numbers. The ECS Group subsidiary sells cargo in the UK for Aeromexico, Biman Bangladesh (pictured above), Bulgaria Air, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Gulf Air, Middle East Airlines, MNG, Royal Air […]

Vietnam Airlines reaffirms commitment not to transport monkeys

Vietnam Airlines has reaffirmed its commitment not to transport monkeys to laboratories for experiments after it was revealed to have breached its own embargo. The airline banned shipments in 2013 but animal protection organisation, Cruelty Free International revealed this was breached last year when it transported four shipments of monkeys to laboratories in Russia. Cruelty […]

Vietnam Airlines takes delivery of 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Vietnam Airlines and Boeing have celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s 10th Boeing 787 Dreamliner with the new aircraft set to be deployed on services to Heathrow Airport shortly. Vietnam Airlines executive vice president, Pha Xuan Duc says the 787 is one of the keys to its fleet expansion plans, and in establishing it as one of the leading […]

Airbus gains 40 orders from Jetstar, VietJet and Vietnam Airlines

Vietnamese carriers have been busy ordering Airbus aircrafts, with orders for A320s, A321s and A350s during a state visit to Vietnam by the President of France. During the visit, Jetstar Pacific Airlines finalised a purchase agreement for 10 A320ceos, VietJet placed a firm order for 10 A321ceos and 10 A321neos while Vietnam Airlines signed a […]

Vietnam Airlines’ cargo up 18.1% in first half of 2016

Vietnam Airlines handled 124,800 tonnes of freight in the first six months of 2016 from January to June 2016 – a surge of 18.1 per cent on last year. The carrier also explains the Vietnamese aviation market grew by a significant 27.2 per cent compared to the same period last year, with a 37 per […]

Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air to up belly routes

Indochina carriers Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air are to increase the number of domestic and international bellyhold routes they operate. The airlines are to start new and additional connections between Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as further links to and from Laos and Myanmar during 2016. Vietnam Airlines holds a 49 per cent stake in Cambodia Angkor […]

Vietnam set to build three more airports

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has reportedly submitted plans to the Ministry of Transport to build three airports in the northwestern provinces. Media reports in Vietnam say the total investment shed out will be 9.813 trillion Vietnamese Dong ($440 million), according to reports. The move is likely to boost air cargo capacity and operations […]

Heathrow volumes fall despite East Asian growth

Heathrow Airport has seen cargo volumes fall by 3.8 per cent in March to 131,661 tonnes, following strong growth in January and February. Between January and March, cargo volumes have increased by 0.4 per cent to 372,299 tonnes having seen growth of almost three per cent in both January and February. Despite the fall, Heathrow […]

Latin America sends Heathrow’s volumes skywards

Heathrow Airport has seen cargo volumes increase by 2.7 per cent in February to 121,424 tonnes, with exports to Latin America growing most strongly. The region grew by five per cent helped by increased frequencies from Avianca and Aeromexico. Trade with Mexico saw the biggest surge, up 40 per cent. This was followed by 34 […]

Heathrow makes £664 million profit in 2015

Heathrow Airport made a profit of £664 million ($936 million) in 2015 compared to a loss of £98 million in 2014, as it continues its campaign for a third runway. The London hub says demand has outstripped capacity, with Vietnam Airlines moving services to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi from Gatwick Airport, for improved […]

Boeing delivers record number of aircraft

Boeing delivered 762 commercial aircraft in 2015, 39 more than 2014, which it says is a record. The manufacturer says it received 768 orders worth $112.4 billion, and at the end of 2015 had 5,795 unfilled orders. Of the 768 net orders, 588 were Boeing 737s, two were Boeing 747s, 49 were Boeing 767s, 58 […]

Heathrow makes £419 million profit

Heathrow Airport has seen its nine month profit increase to £419 million ($642 million) from £52 million in 2014. The airport says revenue increased by 4.1 per cent to £2 billion with aeronautical revenue rising by three per cent to £1.3 billion. Heathrow chief executive officer, John Holland-Kaye says the results show that the airport […]