• MIDDLE EAST: Cargo airlines aims at fleet expansions

    Cargo operators will expand theirfleets at a greater rate in the MiddleEast than passenger fleets as the regionramps up its logistics operations, accordingto Boeing estimates. The American plane maker’s latestmarket forecast until 2025 predictsthat sales of freighters will grow...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Cargo starts Dhaka service

    Qatar Airways Cargo has starteda twice-weekly A300-600F service toDhaka. The new service links Dhaka to the Qatar Airways network via Doha,providing up to 40 tonnes additionalcapacity per flight to and from theBangladeshi capital. The increased operation coincideswith the expansion...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: New cargo head for Qatar Airways

    John Batten ¨C currently managingdirector global network and air cargosales for TNT ¨C is to become the latestair cargo professional to try his hand atrunning Qatar Airways Cargo. The airline has had a series of aircargo managers in recent...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Saudia, Gulf Air expand code-share

    Saudi Arabian Airlines and Gulf Airhave agreed to further strengthen andexpand their code share alliance. Thismonth, the two companies will add newservices between Riyadh ¨C Kathmanduvia Bahrain International Airport,making the code share alliance thelargest between any two carriers in...... Read More
  • NEW ZEALAND: Cargo boosts Air NZ profit

    Air New Zealand reported profitbefore unusuals and tax, up 35 percentto NZ$109 million for the six-monthperiod ending 31 December 2006. Cargo revenue was up 20 percent,due to the increased capacity offered bythe new 777 and higher cargo yields. Net...... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: AaE is Cargo 2000’s first member in Australia

    Australian air Express International(AaE) has become the first companybased in Australia to become an IndustryAssociate member of Cargo 2000. AaE is a leading provider of cargohandling services to international airlinesacross the continent of Australiaand provides services to over 30...... Read More
  • Boeing

    Boeing said it is planning for thefirst test flight of the 787 in August.The US aircraft manufacturer will startassembling the plane in the secondquarter.... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: Etihad appoints cargo GSSA in Australia

    Etihad Crystal Cargo, the cargodivision of Etihad Airways, has appointedM&C Cargonet Australia PtyLtd as General Sales and Service Agent(GSSA) for Australia. Qantas Airways Limited has beenselected as ground handling agent.The appointments were ahead ofthe launch of Etihad’s non-stop flightsbetween...... Read More
  • Maximus Air Cargo

    Abu Dhabi-based all cargo airline,Maximus Air Cargo, said it has signed athree-year logistics support agreementwith the International Golden Group.Maximus Air Cargo operates worldwideservice with an AN-124-100 and threeIL-76s and two L100-30 Hercules.... Read More
  • KOREA: Calgary woos Asian shippers

    Calgary Airport is trying to enticeSamsung, LG and other Asian manufacturersto set up distribution centres onairport, as part of its plans to cementits existing transpacific freighter servicefrom Asiana. Any companies interestedcould be accommodated in a 90,000square metre airside building,...... Read More