June 2011

Cover Story

  • Cologne Bonn: Where anything is possible

    At first glance Cologne-Bonn Airport may seem an unlikely airport for general cargo. After all, it is Europe's third largest airport for low cost carriers, a major hub for express integrators and quite frankly has never appeared to have had much interest in promoting the general cargo business. But this has all changed in the last three years with an innovative new business strategy to build a third business pillar premised on attracting maindeck carriers to the airport.... Read More

From the Editor


  • Maximus oportunitas for Maximus Air Cargo

    Everything is possible' seems to be the unofficial tag line at the heavyweight- and outsize-focused, Maximus Air Cargo. And while the carrier still retains its heavy lift speciality which was the raison d'être for its creation nearly six years ago as one of its core focuses, it has gone on to diversify into the wet leasing realm. But Maximus appears intent on spreading its wings much further as it eyes what it sees as numerous opportunities to leverage its wide-ranging expertise.... Read More


  • Wow, not another alliance?

    The fact that Star Alliance members are once again talking about ramping up cooperation on the cargo front was almost enough to elicit exclamations of 'wow' from journalists gathered at a Lufthansa Cargo group briefing in Munich, but the Frankfurt-based carrier was quick to point out it was not another 'new' cargo alliance in the making. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More
  • The 'planned emergency'

    For Lufthansa Group special speed logistics company time:matters, success in Europe has led to a measured growth plan focusing on growth in its home European market as well as a careful expansion into Asia which recently saw the niche company open a Shanghai office. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • Volga Dnepr goes XXL

    The emissaries of the Russian aviation giant waited until the last minute at their Munichheld press meeting to announce their hottest and most ambitious project - the intention to sign a firm order for purchasing as many as twenty giant AN-124-300 freighters. Heiner Siegmund reports.... Read More
  • Prestwick and Manston serious about cargo

    While lacking the scale and notoriety of major European hub airports, two airports in the UK - Prestwick in Scotland and Manston in southern England - have keen cargo ambitions, offering carriers two distinctly different business propositions. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More

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