December 2015

Brussels Airport launches airside pharma transporter to avoid temperature fluctuations

Brussels Airport has developed an airside pharma transporter in order to get around the problem of temperature fluctuations during the…

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My Opinion

Ram Menen – Leading air cargo industry consultant On joining the new supervisory board of WCA, the independent forwarder network…

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AstraZeneca on course for pharma modal shift to ocean from air

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (AZ) is still on course for a modal shift from air to sea that will see 70%…

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EU safety watchdog gives Air Astana the all-clear

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana says it has been formally removed from a list of airlines with operating restrictions in the EU….

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If you have a hoverboard, you won’t fly warns Qatar

Qatar Airways has banned hoverboards and similar devices as checked-in or cabin baggage on all its flights. It applies regardless…

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Hactl welcomes back Mynmar

Myanmar National Airlines has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) –to handle its newly-launched services from Yangon. The…

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Another Greek link for Brussels

Brussels Airlines is to operate seasonal Thursday and Sunday flights to Greek second city Thessaloniki, from next May until October….

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Yangtze River gets into passengers

Hitherto all-cargo Chinese carrier Yangtze River Express Airlines yesterday has gained Civil Aviation Administration permission to operate domestic passenger flights…

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The show goes on, thanks to Qatar Cargo

In the absence of a magic carpet, Premium Events moved its production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from Bucharest…

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Heaviest ever for Hartsfield Atlanta

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has moved its heaviest-ever piece of freight. A 105 ton power-generating turbine built by GE…

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GDP doubts over airline certification

Airlines cannot be certificated for Good Distribution Practice (GDP) along the entire supply chain for pharmaceutical transport but can still…

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Expeditors opts for single GDP standards for all stations

Freight forwarder Expeditors has implemented a single pharmaceutical Good Distribution Practice (GDP) compliance standard across all of its stations in…

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China Postal Airlines orders ten B737-800 freighter conversions

China Postal Airlines has signed up with US planemaker Boeing for ten Next-Generation 737 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs), pending a program launch….

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Emirates adds Chinese cities

Emirates will operate four weekly flights between Dubai and Yinchuan and Zhengzhou with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft from 3 May….

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Emerging markets buck flat Heathrow trend

Cargo to and from emerging markets at London Heathrow increased 1.8% over the past 12 months, said the airport authority….

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Strike hits Frankfurt freight

Frankfurt Airport said its November traffic was badly hit by a Lufthansa flight attendant strike which led to the cancellation…

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Cathay’s freight fails to catch up with passenger growth

Cathay Pacific and Dragonair passenger and cargo traffic showed divergent trends in November with a sizeable increase in the former…

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Ethiopian switch hurts Brussels’ cargo

The switch by Ethiopian Airlines to Dutch hub to Dutch hub Maastricht-Aachen hit Brussels Airport’s cargo traffic in November, said…

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Leipzig makes light of giant load

The Antonov 225 has made its 18th visit to Germany’s Leipzig/Halle Airport. The aircraft – by most counts the world’s…

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Brussels sooths TIACA’s customs fears

European Union tax officials have reassured the airfreight industry that there will be no abrupt changes to the rules for…

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