Airlines

Astral adjusts freighter schedule

By Damian Brett

African freighter operator Astral Aviation has adjusted its flight schedule in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The carrier said that…

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Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19

Heathrow Airport has called on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub’s quieter flight schedule…

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Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights

By Damian Brett

Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, will operate cargo-only flights on some passenger aircraft beginning this week. Swiss…

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Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike

The Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has welcomed the decision of an unnamed airline to shelve a…

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Canadian drone delivery project in commercial take-off

Drone Delivery Canada’s (DDC) drone delivery project with DSV is now commercially operational. DDC expects multiple subsequent inbound/outbound commercial routes…

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Special FedEx mission transports COVID-19 test specimens for the US government

A special operation by FedEx Express helped the US government transport COVID-19 test specimens from more than 50 remote drive-thru…

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Airfreight rates continue to rise as capacity crunch goes global

By Damian Brett

Airfreight rates continued their rapid ascent last week, breaching the $5 per kg mark on the transpacific trade lane for…

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An-124 disk inspection ordered after uncontained failure

By David Kaminski-Morrow - Flight Global

Ukrainian authorities have ordered Antonov An-124 operators to inspect engines on the type after an uncontained powerplant failure. An-124s are…

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Emirates announces cost-reduction plan in response to Covid-19

By Rachelle Harry

The Emirates group has announced a cost-reduction plan, as the outlook for travel demand remains weak due to the coronavirus…

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Emirates continues cargo services where “borders remain open”

By Rachelle Harry

Despite cutting the majority of its passenger flights due to low demand caused by the coronavirus, Emirates is continuing to…

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