April 2011

LAN’s lucrative first quarter

LATIN American player LAN Airlines has recorded total revenues in the first quarter of 2011 at US$1.365 billion compared to…

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US indicts former Air France Cargo execs

A US court has indicted two former Air France Cargo executives for conspiring to fix airfreight surcharges and rates. The…

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First 747-8 test freighter heads to Texas

IN May Boeing will send the first 747-8 freighter test aircraft to its global services and support site in San…

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Etihad on cargo high

A JUMP of 22 per cent in cargo carried by Etihad in the first quarter of 2011 is nursing the…

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EU lifts ban on Indonesian cargo airlines

INDONESIAN cargo airlines Air Maleo, Asia Link, Cardig Air and Republic Express have been permitted to enter the European fly…

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People update 26 April

AIR Cargo News reviews who has moved where in the air cargo industry recently. JADE Cargo has named Lufthansa Cargo…

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Mattala Airport in perishable cargo mould

MATTALA airport in southern Sri Lankan, which is currently under construction, will be used as a principal cargo hub where…

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Construction on Edmonton cargo facility underway

CONSTRUCTION on a new multi-tenant cargo facility at Edmonton International Airport in Canada began on 20 April. Edmonton Air Cargo…

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BA chairman outlines airport security measures

THE chairman of British Airways Martin Broughton has attacked current airport security measures, and offered a series of new steps…

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The rusty airport cargo run

NEWS comes from India that modern equipment at Chennai airport is desperately needed. Rusty and rickety vehicles and equipment are…

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Hawaii says ‘aloha’ to Easter eggs

THEY may not have been covered in chocolate, but 20,000 eggs flown from Honolulu made Easter special for people living…

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Delhi cargo handling times dive

ONGOING construction work being carried out by Turkish cargo services provider Celebi and DIAL at Delhi Airport’s cargo complex has…

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AAWW begins contract talks

THE pilots and flight engineers of Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo (AAWW) have begun briefings on a joint collective…

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Air China launches freighters to Frankfurt

AIR China Cargo has became the first airline in Dalian to offer cargo flights to Europe. A 747-400 freighter took…

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US airport update 20 April

AIR Cargo News reports on new cargo developments at airports in the US. Chicago Rockford Airport has received conditional approval…

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Lufthansa volumes gain 20 per cent

IN the first quarter of the year Lufthansa Cargo, which won this year’s Cargo Airline of the Year award, increased…

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FedEx opens up Asian route

FEDEX Express’ newly-acquired 777F will focus on serving India and the Middle East. “We are getting heavy cargo demand from…

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Improving Customs technology in Southeast Asia

TWO different but not exclusive approaches to the challenges Customs services face in Asia were outlined at TIACA’s Executive Summit…

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Estonian cargo up

ESTONIA’s Tallinn Airport registered cargo turnover growth of 74.5 per cent in March at 1,062 tonnes, with airfreight contributing 961…

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Global airport update 19 April

AIR Cargo News reports on new cargo developments at airports around the world. In Europe, Manchester Airport (pictured) will be…

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