June 2013


Gateways

  • Aloha breaks ground on new cargo facility

    Hawaii-based Aloha Air Cargo has broken ground on its new 10,680 sqm air cargo facility with an investment of US$12 million at the Honolulu International Airport (HIA). Part of a four-year, US$739 million modernisation project, the facility will consolidate cargo operations, aircraft maintenance, loading docks, support offices and customer service and will include more than 2,400 square feet of refrigerator capacity and five drive-up docks for shippers. The facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2013.... Read More
  • CBP’s ACAS pilot programme extended

    The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has extended the air cargo advanced screening (ACAS) pilot programme for another six months through 26 October 2013 and has opened the door through 23 May 2013 to new applicants to participate in the pilot. Under the ACAS pilot, which is a voluntary test, members of the air cargo community are asked to help CBP to identify ‘high-risk air cargo’ by transmitting advance electronic information about the air cargo they are handling.... Read More
  • AA Cargo nonstop to Dallas/Fort Worth, Seoul

    American Airlines Cargo is offering capacity on new nonstop service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Seoul. The service, operated with a B777-200 aircraft, departs daily from Dallas/Fort Worth and Seoul and offers 32 cargo positions. Electronics, auto parts, products for oil and gas exploration and perishables are expected to be key commodities.... Read More
  • Cargolux 2012 loss smaller than expected

    Cargolux recorded an overall loss of US$35.1 million on revenues of US$1.7 billion despite an improvement in late 2012. But the loss is lower than the US$57 million loss budgeted by the airline.... Read More
  • New European cargo airline launched

    While many European cargo carriers are struggling for their very survival, Greecebased Aerospace One S.A., has been launched offering wide-body freighters for charter or ACMI lease using a fleet of B747- 200Fs and new B747-400Fs, with plans for further fleet expansion.... Read More
  • ACG bankrupt, seeking financial savior

    Air Cargo Germany (ACG) has thrown in the towel after weeks of uncertainty, after its shareholders unanimously moved to declare insolvency in early May following the temporary suspension of its Operating License. The carrier had operated a fleet of four B747-400Fs. CEO, Michael Schaecher is confident of a revival of ailing ACG, stating: “Through the insolvency proceeding both management and shareholders envision to create an opportunity to restructure the company and restore operational activities.... Read More
  • AF-KLM looks for new SEA/Oz partner

    Air France-KLM’s incoming chief executive has said recently the Franco- Dutch airline is seeking a new partner to give its business in Southeast Asia and Australia a boost, just as growth in China is slowing. The company is in talks with “several” potential partners to fly into Australia via Southeast Asia, said Alexandre de Juniac, currently chief executive of the carrier’s Air France unit. The airline wants to tap the region’s fast growth, but its hand has also been forced since Australia’s Qantas Airways formed an alliance with Dubai-based Emirates in September. Air France ended its commercial tie-up with Qantas following that and has since teamed up with Etihad Airways, one of Emirates’s main Middle East rivals.... Read More
  • Turkish Airlines continues order spree

    Turkish Airlines has added another large aircraft order, adding to April’s largest ever order with Airbus for 82 A320s, by placing orders with Boeing in May for 40 B737 MAX 8s, 10 B737 MAX 9s and 20 current model B737-800s.... Read More
  • Virgin Atlantic restarts seasonal US services

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo has increased the number of US cities it serves with daily flights with the relaunch of seasonal services to Chicago which will operate throughout the summer until 26 October. Nick Jones, head of sales at Virgin Atlantic Cargo, said: “Chicago has been an important seasonal addition to our schedule for six years and provides a faster connection for customers doing business in Chicago and the Midwest of the US.”... Read More
  • AV Cargo takes over from Avient

    AV Cargo Airlines Ltd has taken delivery of the first of three planned additional MD11 Freighters into its existing fleet comprised of just one DC-10 freighter. Having successfully completed all maintenance checks the MD11 aircraft had its inaugural flight in AV Cargo livery on 30 April. Thereafter, it will commence scheduled services from its operational European hub in Liege, Belgium into Africa to key cities including Lagos, Bamako, Entebbe, Port Harcourt, Pointe Noire, Freetown and Pemba.... Read More
  • IAG announces fleet renewal with A350s

    International Airlines Group (IAG) Cargo has announced that customers will be able to benefit from increased capacity and enhanced functionality on its new fleet of next-generation A350-1000 long-haul aircraft. Subject to approval by IAG shareholders, 18 of the aircraft are due to come into service from 2018, with IAG holding options for a further 18. The aircraft will operate on routes across IAG’s network, as well as providing the ability to target new markets as required.... Read More
  • Etihad acquires airport services entities

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has finalised an agreement to acquire three airport services companies which it says will accelerate and consolidate the development of in-flight catering services, ground handling and cargo operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport.... Read More
  • Qatar extends reach with Bangkok Airways

    Qatar Airways has signed a new codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways to destinations across Thailand and the capital cities of neighbouring Cambodia and Myanmar, effective from 15 May.... Read More
  • Emirates posts 25th consecutive year of profit

    The Emirates Group has announced its 25th consecutive year of profit and company-wide growth ending the year in a strong position despite continuing high fuel prices and a weak global economic environment. The company posted an AED 3.1 billion (US$ 845 million) net profit, up 34 per cent from last year. Even with external challenges, the Group’s revenue reached AED 77.5 billion an increase of 17 per cent over last year’s results. The Group’s cash balance grew by 53 per cent reaching a solid AED 27.0 billion.... Read More
  • Dreamliner delay opens Airbus opportunity in Qatar

    Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner delays this year because of battery failures has created an opening for Airbus to potentially sell US$3.5 billion of A330 wide-body aircraft to Qatar Airways. The airline, which has five B787s, may order as many as 15 A330s as it waits for Boeing to hand over more Dreamliners, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker told reporters in Dubai. The A330 has added sales amid the B787’s delays even though it lacks the Boeing plane’s range.... Read More
  • Route expansion on three continents for Qatar

    Qatar Airways has announced further route expansion on three continents together with a substantial increase in capacity in Pakistan as part of the Dohabased carrier’s continued aggressive growth strategy.... Read More
  • Flying fish to Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Airlines Cargo has transported 630,000 juvenile sea bream fish from Larnaca, Cyprus to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The operation, undertaken on behalf of Tabuk Fisheries via marine fishing farm Sagro Aquaculture, required meticulous planning.... Read More
  • Etihad Cargo boosts cargo services

    Etihad Cargo, the fast growing cargo division of United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways, has updated its 2013 summer schedule to reflect a significant investment in capacity, a number of frequency increases, new freighter routings and destinations.... Read More
  • Etihad does B747-8F ACMI deal with Atlas

    Etihad Airways has signed a multiyear Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance and Insurance (ACMI) agreement with Atlas Air Worldwide to provide the UAE flag carrier with its first B747-8 Freighter. The full liveried Etihad Cargo B747-8 Freighter will enter service with the carrier in June and will be the largest in its growing freighter fleet. The aircraft has a payload capacity of 138 tonnes and a range of more than 8,000 kilometres.... Read More
  • Qatar takes delivery of three A330-200Fs

    Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of three new A330-200F freighters that have replaced three A300 freighters that the airline has phased out of the fleet to make way for the new state-of-the-art aircraft. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said the arrival of the 64 tonne payload A330 freighters signaled a new era for the airline’s cargo operations.... Read More
  • SriLankan Airlines hits cargo and revenue highs

    State-run SriLankan Airlines has hit a high point in cargo volumes, carrying 101,000 tonnes of freight in the year to March 2013, up 15 per cent from a year earlier and the highest since the pre-cargo crisis of 2008. Perhaps more miraculous given the ongoing turmoil and fierce competition in the cargo industry, the carrier also recorded the highest annual revenue in its history.... Read More
  • PIA promises better perishables service

    Pakistan International Airline (PIA), which has been under criticism for not providing enough space/facilities to mango exporters, has mapped out new business strategy to lift the fruit by providing new equipment and space to its cargo facility. Issues such as lack of required equipment and space in the national airline for cargo services of perishable items, high cargo tariff and others were mainly discussed in meetings between the carrier and the Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association (PFVA).... Read More
  • Air India eyeing domestic courier service

    State-owned Air India is looking at starting courier services for central and state governments and large corporations by the second half of this financial year, in a bid to improve its financial performance and boost its ancillary revenues.... Read More
  • India watchdog probes IATA

    India’s fair trade watchdog, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered its director general (DG) to investigate a complaint filed by the Air Cargo Agents Association of India alleging anti-competitive practices by global airline body, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its India arm, IATA (India) Private Ltd. The allegation pertains to cargo agents’ being required to seek accreditation from IATA to carry out international air cargo transportation services for the latter’s member carriers.... Read More
  • Japan Airlines to start Helsinki-Tokyo

    Japan Airlines will start operating a route between Tokyo Narita and Helsinki from 1 July this year, with daily flights between the two capitals.... Read More
  • Air NZ fights on in cargo cartel case

    Air New Zealand, the last of a dozen airlines fighting against claims it operated in a cargo cartel, has called for the Commerce Commission to back down before both parties head back to court.... Read More
  • Royal Brunei signs deal with Air Logistics

    Royal Brunei Airlines has signed a worldwide cargo partnership agreement with Air Logistics Group, a leading cargo General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA). This partnership will be in full force in three months time and will activate Air Logistics Group global network of 71 offices for the worldwide sales and marketing of RB cargo capacity. Under the agreement, Air Logistics Group Brunei will also manage cargo handling activities at all destinations on the RB network.... Read More
  • Land of smiles: Thai Airways profit up 58%

    Thai Airways posted a 58 per cent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2013, reaching THB8.28 billion (US$281 million), which helped the carrier achieve a net profit margin of 14.8 per cent, higher than the same quarter last year of 9.7 per cent. It explained the result by pointing to a boost in passenger numbers during the high season, alongside foreignexchange gains. Thai’s cargo division posted revenue of: THB6,071 million (USD203.6 million) down 9.7 per cent y-o-y.... Read More
  • Weak cargo sales ground airlines’ revenue

    Taiwan’s two biggest airlines reported a decline in revenue last month from the same month a year ago due to the impact of weak demand in the cargo sector, even as they posted growth in monthly passenger sales.... Read More
  • PNG boom attracts Qantas, Skyforce

    Growing demand for air freight capacity to cater to Papua New Guinea’s booming resources sector and seafood exports appear to have encouraged carriers Qantas and Skyforce to apply for dedicated freight slots from the Australian International Air Services Commission.... Read More
  • Qantas Freight upgrades one B747F

    Qantas Freight plans to lease a B747-400ERF freighter to replace an older B747-400F freighter that is currently operated on Qantas’ behalf by an external provider. Qantas Freight Enterprises executive manager Lisa Brock said the replacement aircraft offered greater capacity and range and would deliver increased efficiency.... Read More
  • Oz forwarders critical of gov’t security plan

    The Australian government is planning to institute a nationwide air cargo security regime which, within a year, will effectively license all suppliers in the air cargo supply chain. The initiative is aimed at all entities and people “who produce, move or uplift goods on an aircraft”. But Australian forwarders say the plan is deeply problematic and will impede the flow of commerce and trade.... Read More
  • AirAsia maintains growth despite environment

    AirAsia Bhd’s operating profit rose six per cent to RM254.93 million (US$84.4 million) in the first quarter ended 31 March 2013 on higher revenue while it managed to keep its costs in check. The low-cost carrier said its revenue increased by 11 per cent to RM1.3 billion from RM1.17 billion. Demand in terms of load factor remained strong at 79 per cent despite the nine per cent increase in capacity during the quarter.... Read More
  • Int’l cargo markets still subdued: AAPA

    Preliminary traffic figures for the month of April released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) showed further growth in international air passenger traffic, whereas international air cargo markets remained subdued.... Read More
  • SIA profit growth, cargo loss widens

    Singapore Airlines has reported that its net profits returned to growth in the 2012-13 financial year ending 31 March.... Read More
  • Asia Pac’s e-commerce growth stifled

    Asia Pacific represents the world’s fastest growing e-commerce markets and has the potential to become the largest market for e-commerce sales in the next few years, but this rapid growth – 33 per cent in 2012 – has outstripped the region’s logistics capabilities, warns Ti’s new report, ‘Asia Pacific e-commerce Logistics 2013’.... Read More
  • Indonesia aims to cut logistics support costs

    Indonesia aims to cut logistics support costs... Read More

Logistics

  • Logwin puts 2nd X-ray machine into Stuttgart

    Logistics service provider Logwin has invested in a second X-ray scanner for inspecting air cargo shipments. The equipment went into operation at the end of March at Logwin’s facility at Stuttgart Airport. This is where the logistics specialist processes most air freight exports for its German customers. The freight forwarder had already put its first own X-ray scanner into operation back in March 2012.... Read More
  • Dachser Far East turnover up 9.7% in 2012

    Dachser closed the 2012 financial year in the Far East with strong turnover at US$283 million an increase of more than 9.7 per cent when compared to the previous year’s total of US$258 million.... Read More
  • Logwin expands Vietnam logistics facilities

    Air and ocean freight and logistics service provider Logwin has moved its warehousing and logistics operations into a modern, state-of-the-art purpose built facility close to Hanoi.... Read More
  • DHL investing €10 million in Vietnam

    DHL Supply Chain, a global market leader for contract logistics solutions, announced it will invest €10 million by 2015 in Vietnam.... Read More
  • Panalpina shifts to Liege Airport’s Cargo City

    Panalpina is the first major freight forwarder moving into Liege Airport’s new Cargo City North which covers an area of more than hundred hectares of land directly accessing one of Liege Airport’s 2 runways.... Read More
  • Agility wins five-year deal with KNPC

    Agility, a leading global logistics provider, announced today it has won a new contract with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), one of the leading oil companies in the Middle East. The five-year contract, worth an estimated $24.4 million, will begin by end-May.... Read More
  • Kerry begins ops at Singapore regional hub

    Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has started operations at its Asia regional logistics hub in Singapore. The centre will also be regional headquarters for Kerry Logistics’ Southeast Asian operations. The four-storey facility has a total area of 34,500 sq.m. and will support regional clients with a full range of integrated logistics services.... Read More
  • Kerry opens Godiva logistics centre in HK

    Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has opened Godiva’s Travel Retail Asia Packing Centre at a temperature controlled logistics facility in Hong Kong.... Read More
  • DHL launches 2nd China- Europe road/rail link

    DHL Global Forwarding, leading provider of air, sea and road freight services in Europe and Asia has introduced a second routing option for customers keen on capitalising on its existing road/rail multi-modal overland service connecting Asia and Europe. Chengdubased customers in particular can tap DHL’s once-a-week service departing every Friday from Chengdu to Europe along China’s West Corridor rail line through Kazakhstan and via DHL’s intermodal hub in Malaszewicze, Poland.... Read More
  • Globe Express bolsters Kuwait services

    Globe Express Services has intensified its regional growth plans by providing a full array of supply chain solutions in Kuwait. The company said it is consolidating its presence in Kuwait to take advantage of the government’s aggressive investments in large-scale logistics and transport infrastructure projects.... Read More
  • IJS Global opens North China office

    IJS Global has opened a sales office in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang – the largest city in Liaoning province and an important industrial centre for the region. Catering for both air and ocean customers and with trucking operations from the outset, the company is already looking to expand into warehousing and distribution in order to meet customer demand.... Read More
  • UTi Worldwide opens 3PL logistics centre in Taiwan

    Global supply chain services and solutions company, UTi Worldwide Inc. has announced the grand opening of its newest multi-client logistics centre in New Taipei City, Taiwan. “We are extremely proud of our newest and the largest of UTi’s five logistics centres in Taiwan,” said Brian Dangerfield, UTi president for the Asia Pacific region. “The 42,900 sq. metre facility features a ‘green’ building design including an LED lighting system and rain water collection and recycling which meets UTi’s ‘ThinkGreen’ initiative.”... Read More

IT & Equipment

  • AA Cargo offers new cargo tracking device

    American Airlines Cargo announced it will begin offering a one-time use programme with FlightSafe, a leading GPS and sensor-based tracking device for air cargo shipments. The programme, delivered in partnership with OnAsset Intelligence, allows shippers, freight forwarders and couriers to work directly with American Airlines Cargo to add a tracking device to a shipment and monitor the package from point of origin to destination.... Read More
  • K+N implements CHAMP’s ACAS solution

    Global logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) has turned to CHAMP Cargosystems for transmission of its IATA messages for all air cargo shipments bound for the US according to ACAS dual filing requirements. On receipt of a shipment order the airfreight department transmits the House Air Waybill data to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to launch enhanced screening prior loading. When K+N receives the ACAS response (PSN) the company proceeds with consolidation and delivery to the air carrier. If there are problems with the shipment the logistics services provider is able to solve these pro-actively before tendering the shipment to the carrier.... Read More
  • LATAM orders 3,517 ultralite Nordisk ULDs

    Nordisk announced today that LATAM Airlines Group S.A. has purchase 3,517 Nordisk Ultralite containers from Nordisk Aviation Products. The containers will replace all of those currently used in LATAM Airlines’ cargo operation, including those of LAN CARGO and its affiliates (Mas Air, LAN CARGO Colombia and TAM Cargo). The ultralight containers are constructed using Kevlar, which is five times stronger than the same amount of steel by weight.... Read More
  • IAG Cargo offers online cargo booking

    IAG Cargo has taken a significant step forward in its online strategy by making it possible for all customers to book services via the iagcargo.com web portal for the first time. Customers will be able to book online for IAG Cargo’s Prioritise, Perform and Constant Fresh services, with e-booking extended to additional IAG Cargo services later in the year. The addition of e-booking to the site provides customers with faster confirmation of bookings and 24/7 availability.... Read More
  • Europe Handling Group chooses XOPS System

    France-based ground handler, Europe Handling Group (EHG), has chosen the XOPS system to monitor its cargo handling activities in real time. The EHG subsidiary dedicated to ramp handling of both cargo and postal palettes and containers, had been evaluating different options for increasing efficiency and cost saving, with the XOPS system installed in over 30 of its airport vehicles since the middle of March 2013.... Read More

Focus

  • Swiss restarts direct Singapore-Zurich service

    Swiss International Air Lines has returned to Singapore after an absence of four years with a new daily non-stop service between Singapore and Zurich operated with an A340-300 aircraft. The opening of Singapore also offers major opportunities for the Swiss WorldCargo business unit with 17-18 tonnes of belly capacity per flight. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More

Express & Mail

  • UPS accused of improper maintenance

    The US Fe deral Av i at i o n Administration (FAA) has proposed a US$4 million civil penalty against express freight group United Parcel Service (UPS) for allegedly improperly maintaining four cargo aircraft and then operating them when they were not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations. UPS has 30 days from the receipt of the FAA’s civil penalty letter to respond to the agency.... Read More
  • DP DHL sees 5.9% drop in net profit

    Deutsche Post DHL released first quarter figures yesterday for the three months ending 31 March, showing a 5.9 per cent fall in consolidated net profits as some sectors of its activities suffered from the general malaise facing the industry, ending at €498 million against 2012’s €529 for the same period. Freight forwarding suffered as air declined and ocean cargo grew.... Read More

Airports & Ground Handling

  • LuxairCARGO joins C2K

    Luxembourg-based ground handler, LuxairCARGO has joined Cargo 2000’s (C2K) quality management programme, which currently has a membership of 77 major airlines, forwarders and third parties in airfreight.... Read More
  • Hactl sees April rise in cargo volumes

    Both exports and imports handled by Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. showed year-on-year increases in April 2013, following two straight months of declining air cargo volumes. In April 2013, Hactl handled 52,500 tonnes of air cargo imports, 1.4 per cent more than April 2012. The biggest regional change this month in imports was a 14.2 per cent drop in cargo from the Southwest Pacific.... Read More
  • Incheon optimistic on post-recovery growth

    Incheon Airport handled 576,343 tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of 2013, down 3.2 per cent from 595,367 tonnes in the first quarter of 2012. Conversely, in March, the South Korea airport moved 223,268 tonnes of cargo, an increase of 1.6 per cent from 219,860 tonnes in March 2012. Because of the global economic slowdown which continues to afflict cargo markets, the amount of international air freighthandled by Incheon Airport has decreased for two consecutive years, it saidt. However, since last year, there has been an indication of a rebound as the decline has moderated.... Read More
  • Raigarh Airport to get cargo terminal

    The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has principally approved the start of air cargo services from Raipur, a facility that is expected to give to drive commercial activities in the state. Currently goods from the state have to be transported by road to Kolkatta and Vishakhapatnam airport for export.... Read More
  • DWC sees continued cargo growth

    Dubai World Central (DWC) saw cargo volumes increase 7.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, according to statistics from Dubai Airports. The gateway, which is being prepared for the launch of passenger operations in October this year, handled a total of 53,974 tonnes of freight in the first three months of 2013. Air traffic movements at the airport rose 16.8 per cent to 4,104 in the first three months of 2013. Dubai Airports’ total cargo is expected to top three million tonnes by 2015... Read More
  • Freighter catches fire at Indonesia airport

    A BAe-146/Avro RJ freighter caught fire at an airport in Indonesia’s remote eastern province of Papua last month. The fire started after a drum of oil that the aircraft was carrying fell from the aircraft while it was parked on the tarmac. Local police chief Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Napitupulu said the fire quickly roared through the plane, sending black smoke billowing. It took two hours to extinguish. Witnesses said they heard an explosion before the fire began. An investigation into the incident is under way and at least seven people, including the pilot and co-pilot, will be questioned, Napitupulu said.... Read More
  • ‘Boris Island’ not solution to Heathrow problem: Coyne

    A Thames Estuary airport would add to the UK’s economic woes, as the country’s competitiveness continues to be eroded by the lack of capacity at Heathrow, according to Larry Coyne, CEO of maindeck carrier Coyne Airways.... Read More

Supplement

  • Tapping the growing pharma logisitics demand

    If there is one industry that shows signs of outperforming the rest from India, it is the pharmaceutical industry. International trends, according to a report published some time ago by Transport Intelligence, indicate that pharma logistics growth will average 7.6 per cent in the coming years, reaching €63 billion by 2015. The report also stated that biotech and pharmaceutical products would represent the highest value per airlifted kilogram for any cargo.... Read More
  • Whither the freighters?

    For a country the size of India, there should be at least 1,000 aircraft and more than a handful of freighter operators. Unfortunately, the freighter business has floundered in the country with operators establishing operations only to fold-up after only a short time.... Read More
  • The push for Air Freight Stations

    Air Freight Stations (AFS): They are a wish that is nowhere near fulfillment. India’s freight forwarders and air cargo cargo stakeholders have been demanding the establishment of cargo villages near the country’s top international airports but they are virtually nowhere in sight.... Read More
  • India needs a proactive logistics strategy: KPMG

    A recent study by KPMG, ‘Logistics game changers: Transforming India’s logistics industry’, states that “the transformation of India’s logistics landscape wants a clear, long-term and sustainable vision encompassing initiatives that are proactive rather than reactive to leverage India’s economic potential”. Though the views are not new and are often repeated at air cargo and logistics events, very little action is seen on the ground.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • The ‘F’ word. Here

    The ‘F’ word. Here at Belly Ache we tend to be a bit fascist about language usage. While we sometimes slips up makes mistake wid our Engerish, we du strived to presents the bestest possibre, glammatically koreck Engerish. Of course, making our living off of language it has a tendency to spill over to our everyday lives. We know for a fact we’ve annoyed (to put it mildly) our partners, our kids, our friends and even our neighbours for correcting their language. It’s a bad and sometimes rude habit that we are striving to reign in. We’ve even enrolled ourselves in LKA (Language Korrectors Anonymous) – actually it was in the same venue as our ‘other’ anonymous meeting so we thought, ‘hey why not’!... Read More

Cover Story

  • Chapman Freeborn: Life begins at 40

    If one thinks of the charter business, the name Chapman Freeborn would surely be among the first to spring to mind. Celebrating 40 years of successful aircraft chartering this year, the company is focusing on key growth markets after building a solid reputation from thousands of successful cargo and passenger charters for clients ranging from small companies to major corporations, private individuals to governments, international organisations and NGOs to even international music celebrities. Donald Urquhart speaks with the air charter specialist’s co-founder, Chris Chapman.... Read More
  • Cold comfort?

    As the air cargo industry continues along its level plain there appears an ever brighter light of optimism among many industry players.... Read More