• 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
  • AMERICA: IATA pledges to introduce e-freight by end of 2007

    IATA will have e-freight runningby the end of the year, potentiallysaving US$1.2 billion a year, directorgeneral Giovanni Bisignani told therecent IATA World Cargo Symposiumin Mexico City. "Cargo processes have not changedin three decades. It is time for the industryto...... Read More
  • JAPAN: Boeing to manage NCA’s spare-parts supply

    Boeing said it will manage a significantportion of Nippon CargoAirlines’ spare-parts inventory under a programme designed to improve sparepartsavailability for the freight carrierwhile reducing operating costs. Under the Integrated MaterialsManagement (IMM) programme,Boeing and other suppliers will ownaircraft parts that...... Read More
  • AMERICA: Atlas profit down

    Atlas Air and Polar Air Cargo parentAtlas Air Worldwide Holdingsreported profit of US$59.8 million for2006 – down 19.1 percent from $73.9million earned in the prior year, onan 8.6 percent decrease in revenue to$1.48 billion. But Atlas reported a 66.2...... Read More
  • HONGKONG: AAT Terminal 2 Opening Ceremony

    AAT celebrated the opening of itshighly anticipated Terminal 2 (T2)at Hong Kong International Airport(HKIA) at a ceremony officiated by theSecretary for Economic Developmentand Labour, Stephen Ip and the chiefexecutive officer of Airport AuthorityHong Kong, Stanley Hui. The HK$1.75 billion...... Read More