April 2009

Air China receives 747-400BCF

AIR China Cargo and TAECO (Taikoo Aircraft Engineering Company) have taken delivery of the carrier’s first 747-400 Boeing converted freighter….

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Boeing profits slashed for Q1

BOEING’S first quarter (Q1) profits dropped 50 per cent: down to US$610 million from $1.21 billion for Q1 last year….

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Delta to stop cargo at Anchorage

DELTA Airlines is to cancel all freighter operations of its subsidiary, Northwest Airlines, out of Anchorage, US as of 31…

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Emirates wins top cargo award

EMIRATES is this year’s prestigious winner of the title Cargo Airline of the Year. Ram Menen, divisional senior vice-president, cargo…

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U-Freight set to expand in China

U-FREIGHT is continuing to increase its presence in China through a range of strategic office openings and relocation. It is…

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Fraport on-time cargo down

FRANKFURT Airport (Fraport) saw its cargo volume sink by 23.3 per cent, to 406,954 metric tons for the first quarter…

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Continental Airlines announces first quarter loss

CONTINENTAL Airlines has reported a first quarter 2009 net loss of US$136 million. The quarter’s results were heavily affected by…

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Panalpina opens new Vietnam office

PANALPINA, the global forwarding and logistics service provider, has opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). The office…

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Qantas overcharges to lose business

QANTAS is allegedly charging higher prices for ground handling than it needs to in a dedicated attempt to drive away…

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World operates two MD-11Fs for Arrow

WORLD Airways has signed an agreement with Arrow Cargo to operate two MD-11F aircraft between Miami, Central America and South…

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Delta ditches NWAs freighter fleet

DELTA Air Lines’ spell as a freighter operator is proving short-lived. By the end of this year the airline, which…

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Pensions funds lose out to cargo airline investment

COURT documents filed last week in the US have revealed details on how two businessmen convinced pension trustees to loan…

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WFS wins award for 100 on-time record

WORLDWIDE Flight Services has won an award from Air Transport International (ATI) for achieving 100 per cent on-time performance for…

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US pets to travel in style

A NEW airline will start flying in July in the US dedicated to shipping pets around the country. Florida-based Pet…

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Aloha Air Cargo service workers join Teamsters

FLEET service workers at Aloha Air Cargo voted overwhelmingly to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. “We welcome the Aloha…

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Boeing delivers 777th 777 to Air France

BOEING and long-time partner Air France celebrated significant milestones with the delivery of the 777th Boeing 777 airplane. The new…

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UPS DHL talks fail

TALKS negotiating the possibility of UPS to handle DHL’s US domestic deliveries have been terminated. “UPS and DHL have mutually…

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LAN to expand fleet

CHILE’S LAN Airlines is to invest US$1.4 billion in expanding its fleet to 113 planes between 2009 and 2011. Following…

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TSA ruling limits forwarding options

CONTINENTAL Micronesia, a subsidiary airline of Continental Airlines, will no longer accept cargo directly from non-US individuals. The Guam-based airline…

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New routes update

ROYAL Jordanian has started flying again between Amman, Jordan and Brussels, Belgium. The service will use an Airbus A319 twice…

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