• Indonesia : Mandala and Total E & P Indo sign agreement

    Indonesian carrier, Mandala Air has signed an agreement with French petroleum company, Total E & P Indonesie to provide air travel to Total’s employees following an audit of Mandala by Total E & P Indonesie in February 2008. The...... Read More
  • Boeing

    Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract covering 27,000 employees in Washington, Oregon and Kansas. Union leadership is recommending that employees vote to ratify the contract. The company...... Read More
  • Americas : 6 US carriers gain access to Russia

    Six US carriers have received tentative approval from the US Transportation Department (DOT) to begin offering third country, code-share service to Russia. Russia and the US reached an agreement earlier this year to resume thirdcountry code-share services allowing for...... Read More
  • Middle East : Saudia Arabian joins Cargo 2000

    One of the leading Middle East-based air cargo carriers, Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudi), has become the 26th major international airline to join Cargo 2000. Cargo 2000 is an IATA-backed (International Air Transport Association) initiative established to develop and implement...... Read More
  • Malaysia : AirAsia in top 5 Asia-Pac airline brands

    AirAsia has emerged in the Top 5 among airlines in the Asia-Pacific region in a recent survey conducted by leading market insight company TNS. The ‘Top 10 Asia-Pacific Airlines’ category forms part of the Asia Pacific Top 1,000 Brands...... Read More
  • Schenker adds HK to paper-free target

    Schenker Australia has added Hong Kong to destinations using paper-free airfreight shipments from Australia. Last month the company successfully completed first trial shipments with electronic freight documentation on the routes Sydney-Singapore-Sydney with Singapore Airlines and Sydney-Hong Kong-Sydney with Qantas....... Read More
  • Americas : End of an era for a 40-year old DC-6

    Northern Air Cargo has retired its last 1950s-era DC-6 airplane with employees gathering on the east ramp at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on 30 September to greet the last cargo flight of a Douglas DC-6 aircraft for the...... Read More
  • Middle East : Etihad extends codeshare with Sri Lankan

    Etihad Airways has extended its existing codeshare agreement with Sri Lankan Airlines from the current agreement covering only flights between Abu Dhabi and Colombo to also cover all of Sri Lankan Airlines’ services between the Sri Lankan capital of...... Read More
  • Malaysia : MASKargo sees revenue rise despite downturn

    Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) is expecting RM2.8 billion (US$782 million) in revenue this year, up from RM2.75 billion in 2007, despite challenges in the global economy, managing director Shahari Sulaiman said recently. In the second quarter this year, MASkargo...... Read More
  • Americas : American makes dramatic B787 order

    Defying the global economic slowdown and resultant airline industry malaise, not to mention labour turmoil and delayed 787 production at Boeing’s key Everett production facility, American Airlines has signed a massive B787 purchase agreement, encompassing up to 100 aircraft....... Read More