February 2009

Airbus revises production rates

AIRBUS is adapting production rates of its A320 programme from 36 to 34 a month from October 2009 onwards. In…

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Thailand latest hit by drop in demand

THAI airfreight volumes fell nearly 50 per cent in January. Exports in the final quarter of 2008 fell to 107,249…

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Air India struggles to pay wages

AIR India may not be able to pay staff wages or fulfil lease commitments due to financial difficulties. In a…

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Maximising logistics with Maximus

MAXIMUS Air Cargo has updated its website to allow users to calculate cargo logistics, such as maximum payload, flight distances,…

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Shenker invests in terminal

DB Schenker is investing about €13 million to expand the logistics terminal in Vienna-Albern operated by Schenker & Co AG….

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Air Liaison and HWF Sweden merge

AIR Liaison and HWF Sweden Group have merged to establish a single source GSA in the UK, Ireland, Scandinavia and…

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Turkish joins Cargo 2000

TURKISH Airlines has become the latest company to join Cargo 2000’s quality management programme. It becomes the 28th airline to…

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Qantas to keep shipping to NZ

QANTAS Freight confirmed that it would continue to offer wide body international freight capacity across the Tasman Sea between Australia…

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Boeing delivers first 777-F

Boeing has delivered its first 777 freighter to launch customer Air France. The contractual delivery and airplane departure are scheduled…

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Forget making a profit in 2009 says Wraight

THIS year should be considered a “write off” for most freight forwarders and airlines in terms of trying to make…

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Vorwerk to head Advisory Board

THE Customer Advisory Board of Cargo Network Services (CNS), the US subsidiary of the International Air Transport Association, announced the…

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Oil falls below 40 a barrel

CRUDE oil prices have fallen below US$40 a barrel. The price of oil had risen after the Organization of Petroleum…

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Iris opens for business

NEW Ghana-registered cargo airline, Iris Air, has begun operations with its DC8-62F aircraft, registered 9GAED. Iris Air has appointed ECO…

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Emirates SkyCargo handles 1000th e-freight shipment

IN December, Emirates SkyCargo became the first e-freight compliant carrier in the Middle East. Today, it has successfully handled more…

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Airports must diversify says ACI

THE Airports Council International (ACI) held its inaugural airport economics and finance conference in London. Speaking to 170 attendees from…

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Premier air cargo event arrives in Bangkok

OVER 2,000 international cargo executives will descend on the Bangkok Convention Centre and Centara Grand Hotel next week for one…

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Pantos riding out downturn

PANTOS Logistics UK, the Korean-owned airfreight forwarder and logistics provider, has reported figures showing that it is managing to buck…

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FedEx opens new Asia Pacific hub

FEDEX Express began operations at its new Asia Pacific hub located at the Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou, China on…

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Large tonnage drop for Hactl in Jan

HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl) handled a total of 142,754 tonnes in January, representing a drop of 30.9…

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Qatar takes on new 777

QATAR Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 777-200 long-range aircraft. The plane – Qatar’s sixth 777 – made…

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