New Italian cargo carrier takes to the skies

By Damian Brett

Source: Aliscargo

New Italian cargo carrier Aliscargo has started flying twice-weekly to China.

The new carrier received its AOC on July 21 and its first commercial flight took place between Milan Malpensa and Jinan on August 18 utilising a B777-200 in a preighter configuration.

Since the first flight, the carrier has been operating the Milan-Jinan flight twice per week and has also operated a spot charter flight to Gaborone.

Aliscargo also took delivery of its second B777-200 preighter aircraft on August 20.

The airline eventually hopes to launch services to North America and has two well-known industry names amongst its management team: chief executive Francesco Rebaudo and chief commercial officer Ulrich Ogiermann.

In July, chairman Fulvio Gismondi said the company was hoping to capitalise on the bouyant air cargo market: “Airfreight transport in the world during the two-year period 2020-2021, with the high need for urgent shipments of medical supplies for the pandemic, recorded a surge in significant volumes and turnover compared to previous years.

“A trend that has also been reinforced by the continuous and constant expansion of e-commerce. Today, the need to offer customised cargo services, depending on the product and the destination, is increasingly being verified.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]