December 2008 – January 2009

Cover Story

  • MASkargo counts its lucky stars

    An early strategy to move cautiously following a major restructuring of the passenger and cargo side of the business a year-and-a-half ago has left MASkargo lean and nimble and well positioned to ride out the current industry turmoil.... Read More

Belly Ache



Express & Mail

From the Editor


Ground Handling




  • DHL remains committed to India investments

    Opening its first integrated domestic and international express facility in the country, DHL said it will continue its investments in India despite the slowdown, adding that India will likely be among the first to recover.... Read More
  • Asia-Pac hit hard

    Among the hardest hit have been the Asia-Pacific carriers which IATA forecasts will see losses more than double from the US$500 million in 2008 to US$1.1 billion in 2009.... Read More
  • IATA's forecast "bleak," with the worst to come

    The global aviation industry is facing its harshest environment in half a century with industry losses expected to reach US$2.5 billion in 2009, according to the latest figures from the International Air Transport Association (IATA).... Read More


  • Blue Dart stays on target

    Fresh from its recent award as one of "Best Under A Billion" companies listed by Forbes Asia in 2008, Blue Dart Express is now sitting tight, confident that its prudent business strategy over the last 25 years will enable it to ride out the global economic storm. Donald Urquhart reports from Bangalore, India.... Read More


  • Schiphol ready for all-change

    Tough times for the airfreight industry, but for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe's third largest cargo airport, the current upheavals in the industry are an opportunity to make long term strategic changes.... Read More
  • BA World Cargo's volumes up despite crisis

    Although the European air cargo market has become tough ground for carriers, British Airways World Cargo (BAWC) is counting on its above market performance and solid network in India and China to tide it through the downturn.... Read More
  • Hopes fade for new London runway

    Prospects for a third runway at London's Heathrow airport are looking increasingly bleak as the opposition Conservative party, which stands a good chance of winning the next election, lines up against the idea, and in favour of an expansion of high speed railways instead.... Read More
  • Aerologic launch not likely before end of 2009

    Delays in delivery of its 777 freighters will almost certainly put back the start of operations for Aerologic to the latter end of 2009, Lufthansa Cargo has conceded.... Read More
  • Lufthansa confident in face of the downturn

    While accepting the seriousness of the global economic outlook, Lufthansa Cargo nevertheless senses that its moment may be coming.... Read More