January 2010

NCA goes cold on changes to JAL Cargo merger

THE proposed merger between Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) and Japan Airlines’ (JAL) cargo division has stalled.The merger was planned for…

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Lebedev’s departure signals ‘all change’ at Aeroflot

RUSSIA’S government, keen to retake control of the country’s aviation sector, has encouraged the oligarch, Alexander Lebedev (right), to sell…

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Nigeria cracks down on unlicensed forwarders

NIGERIA is now requiring freight forwarders to register to operate within the country, allegedly to target foreign companies in particular….

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WCA conference pulls in record numbers

THE WCA Family Conference Week, held between 10 and 17 January, attracted 1,400 delegates, 300 more than originally planned.At the…

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Brussels Airport struggles

BRUSSELS Airport handled 450,000 tonnes of cargo in 2009: a drop by 32.1 per cent from 2008’s 661,000 tonnes.The airport…

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All change at Air Charter Service

AIR Charter Service’s (ACS) opening of a new office in Toronto has led to a string of promotions around the…

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Cargonaut and Traxon launch e-freight system

AS part of the e-freight initiative, Cargonaut International and Traxon Europe have jointly launched a web-based central document and message…

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AEI to convert 737 for MNG

MNG Airlines of Turkey has appointed Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) to convert a B737-400SF passenger aircraft into a freighter. It will…

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LAN profits down nearly a third in 2009

CHILE’S main carrier LAN recorded a fall in net profit of 31 per cent to US$231 million in 2009. Profits…

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All change at the top for JAL

JAPAN Airlines (JAL) Group has made two new appointments for its restructure.Effective 1 February, Masaru Onishi will be president and…

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2009 worst year since WWII

FIGURES from the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) for December and full-year 2009 show the aviation industry ended 2009 with…

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ABC appoints Wallenborn as Euro distributor

AIRBRIDGECARGO Airlines has awarded Wallenborn Group a contract for Europe-wide distribution.Wolfgang Meier, executive senior vice-president sales of AirBridgeCargo, said: “This…

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Korean Air projects booming 2010 profit

THANKS to a rebound in cargo demand, Korean Air has posted almost a seven-fold increase in its quarterly operating profit.The…

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Seized Il-76 tracked back to Kazakhstan

AN extensive investigation into the tangled web of shell companies that were behind the Il-76 seized in Bangkok (Thailand) for…

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Irish exporters demand no strike clause

FOLLOWING the Irish air traffic controllers strike last week, the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has called for the government to…

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Hactl traffic stabilises

HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) handled 2,323,605 tonnes of cargo in 2009, representing a year-on-year reduction of 8.3…

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Ethiopian 737 crashes into Mediterranean

AN Ethiopian Airlines 737 has crashed into the sea shortly after take off from Beirut (Lebanon). The aircraft, bound for…

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Avient expects imminent delivery of MD-11F

Avient is to take delivery of another MD-11 freighter tomorrow. The aircraft, Avient’s second of the type, arrived at the…

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AF-KLM airfreight increases

AIR France-KLM December’s cargo business saw a marked, 8.4 point improvement in its load factor to 70.1 per cent. Traffic…

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Amazing aid effort

THE air cargo industry has responded with lightning speed, great ingenuity and huge generosity following the devastating earthquake that struck…

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