• 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
  • Middle East : Emirates Skycargo eyes LA cargo traffic

    With the inaugural Emirates non-stop flight between Dubai and Los Angeles now underway, Emirates SkyCargo is anticipating a robust cargo route. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is the 12th busiest cargo airport in the world, handling 1.9 million tonnes...... Read More
  • Japan : Japanese carriers drop NY freighter service

    Direct maindeck cargo capacity between Japan and New York will be nonexistent come this January as NCA and JAL cargo both scale back transpacificcapacity. Nippon Cargo Airlines stopped flying to Kennedy International Airport in August, and now serves the...... Read More
  • Europe & CIS : EU-India sign civil aviation agreement

    At the EU-India Summit in Marseille, a Horizontal Aviation Agreement was signed which will restore legal certainty to the bilateral air services agreements between India and EU Member States andreinforce EU-India aviation relations. Vice-President Antonio Tajani said: “The agreement...... Read More
  • Middle East : Etihad Cargo moves to self-handle in Thailand

    Etihad Crystal Cargo has begun selfhandling in Thailand, in a move aimed at benefiting the airline’s growing presence in the rapidly expanding Far East cargo market. The locally-based Etihad team took sole charge of all cargo sales and customer...... Read More
  • Qantas Freight rolls out new business strategy

    Since consolidating Qantas Freight businesses as part of the Qantas Group's business segmentation strategy last year, the new entity has continued to grow and built on new-found synergies. Wong Joon San has the story.... Read More