November 2015


AAPA Assembly of Presidents

  • A-P carriers’ profitability up despite challenges

    While Asia-Pacifi c airlines have been successful in tightly controlling costs, maximising revenue and improving profi tability, they still face a bewildering range of government imposed constraints to progress, the Association of Asia Pacifi c Airlines (AAPA) said at the association’s 2015 Assembly of Presidents in Bali last month. Donald Urquhart reports from Bali.... Read More
  • No freighters for Garuda for a least 5 years

    Garuda Indonesia will hold off any thoughts of adding maindeck capacity for at least five years, the airline’s president and CEO, Arif Wibowo told Payload Asia on the sidelines of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) 2015 Assembly of Presidents in Bali last month.... Read More

Air Cargo at a Crossroads

  • Multi-modal threats and opportunities

    With the rising performance of ocean carriers, proven rail links from China to Europe and a rapidly developing road network spreading across Southeast Asia, the potential for modal shift seems never greater than now. Chaired by Karmjit Singh, chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Singapore, speakers on this roundtable session agreed that supply chains were becoming more diversifi ed as modal options continue to evolve but this did not necessarily mean a threat to air cargo, but rather more opportunity to offer customers varied solutions. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • E-commerce redefining the world

    The second roundtable session on e-commerce kicked off in somewhat dramatic fashion with the sole representative from an e-commerce platform warning the traditional air cargo sector that it needs to understand e-commerce, adapt and innovate fast, otherwise new players will move in with solutions that the sector is seeking. Chaired by Contineo Media editor Pradeep Chakraborty, the roundtable participants took a deep dive into the issues and opportunities inherent in this rapidly developing business area. By Donald Urquhart and Nikky Collamat.... Read More

NEWS

  • Emirates SkyCargo inaugurates new terminal at DWC

    Emirates SkyCargo offi cially opened the fi rst phase of its state-of-the-art cargo terminal at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) on 10 November as it announced its ambition to move 12 million tonnes of cargo per year by 2050. Donald Urquhart reports from Dubai.... Read More
  • Qatar Airways plans door-to-door courier service

    Announcing its new QR Express product recently, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the new product was aimed squarely at the growing global ecommerce logistics business and would see fi nal-mile delivery carried out by a subcontracted party under the Qatar brand. By Donald Urquhart from Doha.... Read More
  • Qatar’s Al Baker on the Chinese ‘sleeping giants’

    When asked by Payload Asia in Doha recently about the largely quiet role of Chinese carriers, in what some refer to as the ‘sleeping giants’ of the air cargo sector, Al Baker said: “I agree, the Chinese carriers are sleeping giants. In my mind China is the economic superpower and they have huge growth potential.”... Read More
  • Emirates SkyCargo inaugurates new terminal at DWC

    Emirates SkyCargo offi cially opened the fi rst phase of its state-of-the-art cargo terminal at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) on 10 November as it announced its ambition to move 12 million tonnes of cargo per year by 2050. Donald Urquhart reports from Dubai.... Read More

AMERICAS SUPPLEMENT

  • CAL Cargo to begin fl ights out of Halifax

    CAL Cargo Airlines, provider of specialised worldwide air cargo services, announced it will be offering a peak season service out of Halifax (YHZ) Canada, to Europe and the Far East.... Read More
  • JFK’s new animal handling facility coming together

    JFK International Airport’s new specialized animal handling facility – Th e Ark – is ramping up its preoperational business phase, with staff identification, employment and training, as well as additional outreach to clients, end-users and other stakeholders.... Read More
  • Miami Int’l focuses global, goes pharma

    Miami International Airport is looking to an end of year upswing to offset a year where problems in the South American economies subdued volumes, while a freshly minted IATA CEIV certifi cation opens up new possibilities. Michael Mackey reports.... Read More
  • Air Canada sees new horizons with new Dreamliners

    When Air Canada’s B787 landed on the night of November 2 in Delhi from Toronto, it was a comeback to India after nearly 10 years. The move showed Air Canada’s confidence in India to provide the necessary cargo and passenger loads and also projected Toronto’s Pearson International Airport as a major global hub. Air Canada had stopped the non-stop Toronto-Delhi flights in 2005 because it was not financially feasible. Manfred Singh reports.... Read More
  • Edmonton takes cargo (even more) seriously

    At the beginning of September this year, when Air China Cargo’s (ACC) B777F freighter landed at Edmonton International Airport (EIA), a doorway between western Canada, the Asia-Pacifi c and Dallas-Fort Worth region opened. Today, with ACC’s six fl ights a week (three from Dallas and three from Shanghai), routing consignments from EIA has become faster, more effi cient and crucially, more connected. Manfred Singh reports.... Read More

Payload Asia Awards 2015 Update

From the Editor

  • Special Edition

    As I’m sure you all know, our annual Payload Asia Awards & Conference 2015 successfully concluded in mid-October.... Read More

Bellyache

  • Belly Ache

    In this issue of Belly Ache... Smoushonds, Payload Asia editor, old Dutch dogs and pirates, as well as Katy Perry playing peek-a-boo in Dubai.... Read More