Liege Airport sees significant growth
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by Eddie Saunders
3d ago
Since the beginning of the year, Liege Airport has seen significant growth in both aircraft movements and tonnage carried. The month of May confirms this upward trend. During May 2024, the number of cargo aircraft movements rose by 11.3% compared with the same month in 2023 (2,256 vs 2,026). Tonnage rose by 13.4% (95,905 tonnes vs 84,582 tonnes) in May 2024 compared with May 2023. This growth in volumes at Liege Airport exceeds the global trend for freight transport, as noted in the latest monthly report published by DHL: “Global demand for air freight remained strong in May, up 9% on the same ..read more
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Silk Way West Airlines successfully transported yaks from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan
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by Eddie Saunders
4d ago
Silk Way West Airlines announces the successful transportation of 116 yaks from Kyrgyzstan to Azerbaijan. This mission was conducted at the request of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan to bolster the breeding program in Kalbajar, demonstrating the airline’s firm support of sustainable agricultural development. The yaks, vital to the agricultural biodiversity of Azerbaijan, travelled over 2,000 kilometres aboard a Boeing 747-400F from Bishkek Manas International Airport to Ganja Airport. To ensure the highest welfare standards, the yaks were accommodated in custom-design ..read more
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AIA Cargo appoints Colin D. McInnes the new vice president cargo UK
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by Eddie Saunders
4d ago
Colin D. McInnes joins AIA Cargo as the Vice President Cargo UK, bringing with him a strong background and extensive experience in the cargo industry. He has spent the last 18 years working for Swiss WorldCargo, the cargo division of Swiss International Airlines Ltd. He spent 10 years in London as Regional Manager of UK, Ireland and Nordics then took on an international assignment based in Chicago, responsible for the Chicago and Midwest USA. After his international assignment, he moved to SWISS’ Head Quarters in Zurich where he Headed up Global Key Account Management. After his time at Swiss ..read more
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Nearly 60,000 tons of cargo shipped at Brussels Airport in May
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by Eddie Saunders
4d ago
Total cargo volumes through Brussels Airport increased by 0.4% in May compared to May 2023 totalling 59,102 tons. Flown cargo volumes were up by 1.4% totalling 50,202 tons. The full freighter segment experienced a 6.4% decline, while belly cargo recorded an increase of almost 16%. Express services were up nearly 1%, while trucked volumes were down 5%. The main import regions are Asia, with a strong increase compared to May 2023, due to an increase in e-commerce, Africa and North America. The main export region is again Africa, followed by Asia and North America. 17,575 aircraft movements were ..read more
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Americas GSA announces strategic partnership with JetBlue Cargo
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by Eddie Saunders
5d ago
Americas GSA, a subsidiary of ECS Group, has announced a strategic partnership with JetBlue Cargo. This collaboration marks a significant milestone, enhancing its services on domestic routes out of Florida. The contract commenced in February 2023 for Florida State and on June 1, 2024, for Puerto Rico. Under this new agreement, Americas GSA will leverage the capabilities of ECS Group’s Augmented GSSA to support JetBlue’s network, enhancing both its domestic and international cargo operations. This model provides a bespoke, à la carte service that includes supports, services, and solutions not t ..read more
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RwandAir Cargo expands its network to Dubai and Djibouti
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by Eddie Saunders
5d ago
RwandAir Cargo is launching new services to Dubai and Djibouti, both operated by its dedicated freighter B738SF. The expansion is part of the airline’s mission to connect Africa and the world. The new routes will increase RwandAir’s cargo network to seven destinations and support their continued expansion of freighter offerings across Africa and the Middle East. Yvonne Makolo, CEO of RwandAir: “The added destinations will support efficient and reliable connections for business and provide significant opportunities for enhanced trade between Rwanda, the UAE, Djibouti, and the rest of the contin ..read more
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AeroTransCargo names Charles Szar as president to drive growth of global cargo airline operations
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by Eddie Saunders
5d ago
Charles Szar has been appointed as President of global cargo airline, AeroTransCargo (ATC). He brings over 30 years of commercial, civil aviation, and military aviation/aerospace experience to AeroTransCargo from key roles working in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. In his new post, he is based in Sharjah, UAE. Since its formation as a charter and leasing cargo airline in 2014, AeroTransCargo has provided international transportation services for shippers, freight forwarders, logistics providers, and charter brokers. In the last 12 months, its fleet of five Boeing 747-400 ..read more
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AerCap signs lease agreements with JD Airlines for four 737-800 Boeing converted freighters
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by Eddie Saunders
5d ago
AerCap Holdings N.V. today announced it has signed lease agreements for four 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) aircraft with JD Airlines, the cargo airline of JD Logistics, which are scheduled for delivery in 2024. The aircraft will be operated on behalf of JD Logistics, the subsidiary of JD.com, a leading supply chain-based technology and service provider in China. The aircraft will be based in Nantong Xingdong International Airport and will operate routes between the major economic hubs of Nantong, Beijing, Shenzhen, Wuxi, and across Asia. AerCap currently has three 737-800BCF aircraf ..read more
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DB Schenker officially opens new facility in Manchester
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by Eddie Saunders
5d ago
DB Schenker has officially opened its new, recently purchased purpose-built facility at Trafford Park. The £11 million freehold building provides a significant boost to the local economy and is a testament to the company’s commitment to the Greater Manchester area. Located on a 2.3 acre site, this project underscores DB Schenker’s strategic expansion across the UK & Ireland cluster alongside a dedication to sustainable development. Spanning some 47,500 square feet of warehousing and 7,500 square feet of office space, this modern hub has been designed with efficiency and sustainability in m ..read more
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Etihad Cargo ramps up belly hold cargo capacity with summer schedule
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by Eddie Saunders
5d ago
Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Airways, will provide its customers and partners with increased belly hold cargo capacity across its global network starting from June 2024. The carrier’s summer schedule will introduce 23 passenger flights to new destinations and increase passenger flights to existing routes by 77 per week, totalling 100 new weekly passenger flights. Popular seasonal destinations in Europe return to the carrier’s schedule, and Etihad Cargo will offer additional belly hold cargo capacity to Spain, Greece, and France and launch a new route to Turkey. From 2 Ju ..read more
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