Air Zim dodges debt collectors

AIR Zimbabwe has suspended flights to South Africa fearing its aircraft could be seized for outstanding debts. Acting chief executive…

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United keeps careful eye on cargo

UNITED Cargo is to install specialist environmental monitoring technology on all of its fleet. The Sentry 400 FlightSafe device from…

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EU risks trade war with airline tax

RISKING an international trade war, Europe Union’s (EU) highest court has approved plans to tax airlines’ carbon emissions. The highly…

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Evergreen to fly a 747-400BCF in 2012

EVERGREEN International Airlines will introduce a 747-400 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) to its fleet in 2012. It will be the…

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No Christmas cheer for Cathay

CATHAY Pacific, the world’s largest air cargo carrier, saw cargo traffic fall 13.8 per cent in November instead of seeing…

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AEI delivers converted freighter to Varig

BRAZIL-based Varig Logistics has taken receipt of a converted freighter. Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) delivered the second 737-400SF 11 pallet configuration…

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HKIA cargo crumbles

CARGO traffic at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) dropped 6.6 per cent to 343,000 metric tonnes in November. The 10…

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MAS’ Middle East minimisation

ALONGSIDE cuts to African and Brazilian routes Malaysia Airline System (MAS) has announced a reduction in Middle East destinations. Thrice-weekly…

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Lufthansa Cargo reviews China business

WEAK demand and a cash-strapped joint venture are pushing Lufthansa Cargo to assess its operations in China. Back in October…

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New Dubai cargo player

BUDGET carrier flydubai will launch a cargo division on 1 January 2012. Flydubai Cargo will transport goods to all of…

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FedEx confirms big Boeing order

BOEING has confirmed FedEx’s order of 27 767 freighters. The integrator has also exercised existing options for two additional 777…

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Atlas accepts two -8Fs

ATLAS Air has taken delivery of the company’s second and third 747-8 freighters. Together with the first -8F delivered in…

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Swissport’s Tanzania monopoly ends

FOUR companies have been awarded licenses to operate at six airports in Tanzania, ending Swissport’s role as sole ground handler….

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Cathay Pacific volumes plummet

THE world’s largest air cargo carrier Cathay Pacific has recorded a 13.8 per cent freight volume plunge in November. The…

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Icelandair Cargo returns to Halifax

ICELANDAIR Cargo has resumed freighter flights to Halifax Stanfield International Airport (Canada) after a three-year absence. “The timing couldn’t be…

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Kenya Airways pushes Middle East plans

BELLY cargo has been steadily increasing on the Nairobi-Dubai (Kenya-UAE) route and now generates 12 per cent of Kenya Airways’…

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Celebi completes Austrian acquisition

CELEBI has acquired Fraport Ground Services Austria, one of the two ground-handling companies at Vienna International Airport (Austria). The company…

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LAN lands more cargo traffic

DURING November, LAN Airlines cargo traffic rose 11 per cent as capacity increased 10.9 per cent. The cargo load factor…

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Aramex bags Berco

LESS than a month since announcing its Sinoair joint venture in China, Aramex has acquired South African logistics and transportation…

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Nigeria could face cargo cold shoulder

THE European Civil Aviation Commission (ECAG) has warned Nigeria that cargo originating from the country will be banned in Europe…

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