• Americas: Continental cashes in on bag-check fees

    Continental Airlines said recently it expects to see US$100 million in revenue and cost savings related to a new US$15 dollar bag-check fee. The fourth-largest US airline also said it is comfortable with its bookings over the next six...... Read More
  • Middle East: Qatar’s freight business sees healthy growth

    Qatar’s freight transport business will grow at an average 8.1 per cent annually up to 2011, according to a recent study entitled Qatar Freight Transport Report, by global emerging markets specialist Business Monitor International (BMI). On the edge of...... Read More
  • Etihad Airways

    Etihad Airways has appointed Geoff Rhodes as the airline’s manager for Russia. The Abu Dhabi-based airline starts flights to Moscow on 1 December and Rhodes will be responsible for managing Etihad’s commercial operations across the Russian market. Rhodes has...... Read More
  • Americas: New website for Delta Cargo

    Delta Air Lines’ cargo division continues its transformation with the launch of the new which offers its cargo customers the ability to conduct global booking, tracking and tracing; obtain rates for most international and domestic products; and access...... Read More
  • Middle East: ME air cargo resilient despite slowdown

    The Middle East air cargo industry continues to show signs of resilience, despite slouching global demand thatled to sharp drop in this year’s air cargo growth projections. Supported by the regional economic boom, the regional air cargo industry grew...... Read More
  • Flyington Freighters

    CEO Robert Strodel of Indian cargo newcomer Flyington Freighters has left the carrier. He was appointed CEO October 2007 to get the Hyderabad-based airline off the ground. However, due to rising fuel prices and the delayed delivery of the...... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: Air France to take to the rails in 2010

    Air France has announced it will begin operating high-speed rail service to from London to Paris, challenging the current monopoly enjoyed by Eurostar which will come to an end in 2010 when new “open access” regulations come into force....... Read More
  • Middle East: Saudi Airlines sells 30% of freight division

    An agreement has been reached to sell 30 per cent of Saudi Arabian Airlines’ freight division to Tarabut Air Freight Services Company. The agreement, signed in September, will see Tarabut work as a strategic partner of Saudi Arabian Airlines...... Read More
  • Martinair

    Netherlands-based Martinair is to expand its cargo capacity from Colombo and Ecuador, with one additional flight each week from Bogotá and Quito to Europe to meet the increasing needs ofthose countries’ flower export markets.... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: AirBridgeCargo transports “Spartacus” for Bolshoi

    Stage scenery for Russia’s world famous Bolshoi Th eatre has been transported from Moscow by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) for a special production of ‘Spartacus’ in Hong Kong. The stage scenery was transported onboard one of ABC’s scheduled Boeing 747-400ER...... Read More