• INDIA: FDI in domestic carriers may soar

    The Indian government is consideringa proposal to increase the foreigndirect investment (FDI) limit in scheduleddomestic carriers to 74 percentfrom 49 percent, the Economic Timesreported. The idea is being mootedto increase the funding options fordomestic airlines, which have drawnup huge...... Read More
  • Air India

    Air India has appointed DariusChibber as head of the airline’s cargodivision. Based in New Delhi, Chibber,who brings many years of experience inthe airline industry to his new position,will oversee the carrier’s global cargoactivities. In one of his previous positions,he...... Read More
  • CHINA: Chinese heavyweights pick Copenhagen

    Copenhagen airport has long beenseen as a useful hub by Singapore Airlinesand Korean Air Cargo. However,the addition of two Chinese heavyweightsin the last few months seemsto be catapulting the airport into thebig league. The airport saw Air China startthree...... Read More
  • DP to move accounting operations

    Deutsche Post AG (DP) plans toreorganise its finance and salary bookkeepingoperations and may includeoutsourcing some operations to theCzech Republic and Poland, the Weltam Sonntag reported, citing DeutschePost management. The outsourcing will only affect postworkers outside Germany, the newspapersaid. ‘We...... Read More
  • INDIA: First Flight adds Bangalore to network

    First Flight Couriers has announcedthe addition of Bangalore to its recentlystarted aviation operations. With this,the company will be offering direct connectivitybetween the main trade hubsof the country — Chennai, Bangalore,Mumbai and Delhi. First Flight is also now able to...... Read More
  • CHINA: CSA looks beyond AF-KL Cargo venture

    China Southern Airlines is reportedlyin talks with other foreign carriersbesides Air France-KLM for an aircargo joint venture, Reuters reportedquoting the airline’s chief financialofficer, Xu Jiebo. Xu said Air France was neither apreferred partner nor an exclusive foreigncounterpart for the...... Read More
  • PUG launches manifesto for Europe

    The Postal Users’ Group (PUG) hasrepublished its manifesto on the futureof the EU mailing services market. TheManifesto sets out PUG’s vision for thefuture of the European mailing market– a vision based on principles of partnership,growth and innovation. PUG, an...... Read More
  • INDIA: Air India may resume freighter service

    Air India is likely to re-launchfreighter service around June thisyear with two converted A310s. Theairline plans to tap Paris-Frankfurtand Shanghai-Bangkok via Mumbaiand Bangalore respectively. The airlinehalted its loss-making freighter servicein the mid-90s. With the resumption of a dedicatedfreighter service,...... Read More
  • CHINA: DHL starts domestic services in China

    DHL has become the first internationalforwarder to obtain the CATA(China Air Transport Association)domestic airfreight licence, enablingthe company to operate its new DHLDomestic Airfreight service in seventeenChinese cities. Up till now, China’sdomestic logistics market was servedonly by Chinese state-owned and...... Read More
  • DFW’s focus on Asia is paying off

    With seven Asian airlines currently running 39 flights a week to and from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, plus increased interest from carriers in using DFW as a transfer hub for cargo between Latin America and Asia, DFW has become...... Read More