Carriers


  • Airbus confirms orders for A330-200F

    Airbus has been given the go-aheadfor the industrial launch of the A330-200 Freighter and confirmed that GuggenheimAviation Partners, FlyingtonFreighters and Intrepid Leasing havesigned orders for a total of 32 AirbusA330-200 Freighters. US-based Guggenheim AviationPartners acting on behalf of one...... Read More
  • Icelandair picks SGS for ground handling

    Icelandair has signed an agreementwith SAS Ground Services (SGS) forground handling. It covers services atthe airports at Oslo and Bergen in Norwayand Stockholm and Gothenburg inSweden. De-icing service at Oslo airportis also included. The new contract together with SGS’current...... Read More
  • BANGLADESH: GMG airlines eyes Malaysia service

    GMG Airlines sees Malaysia as agateway to expand into other internationalmarkets, according to commercialinternational operations directorVirendra Nautiyal. GMG Airlines currently has five aircraftand plans to add two more nextyear. It will use two MD 82s, each with35.5 cubic metres...... Read More
  • 100% screening feasible, says handler

    100 percent screening of air cargois perfectly feasible and would be amore sensible system than the currentKnown Shipper system, according toOlivier Bijaoui, president and CEO ofWorldwide Flight Services (WFS), theworld’s largest cargo handler. Speaking in response to the 10January...... Read More
  • THAILAND: THAI Cargo, Customs use e-customs

    THAI Cargo and Thai Customs Departmentsaid they have started usingthe e-customs system in the CustomsFree Zone at Suvarnabhumi Airportsince January 1. In a statement they said that Customsformality and service time hasbeen reduced from an average of threehours to...... Read More
  • FedEx upgrades India presence

    FedEx Corp last month upgradedIndia from a country within a regionto a full region in its own right, theEconomic Times reported. FedExpreviously had five regions, each withits own vice president. These regions were the US, Canada,EMEA (Europe, Middle East,...... Read More
  • SLFFA disturbed by new DMS standards

    The freight forwarding industry andshippers in Sri Lanka have expressedserious concerns about the attemptsby the Director of Merchant Shipping,(DMS) to regulate the industry usinglow standards and hastily drafted legislation. Freight forwarders in Sri Lanka,whose representative body, the SriLanka Freight...... Read More
  • China seeks Q-Post’s assistance

    China seeks Q-Post’s assistance The Chinese postal authorities havesought the co-operation of the Q-Postin developing a customer-friendly planwith which they felt could win visitorsduring the Olympic Games 2008 to beheld in Beijing, and the Asian Games(in 2010), Gulf Times...... Read More
  • Deutsche Post threatens price war in 2008

    Deutsche Post AG chief executiveKlaus Zumwinkel is prepared tomake drastic price cuts in the Germanmail market should it lose significantmarket share to rivals when its virtualmonopoly on letter delivery expires in2008, the Financial Times Deutschlandreported. "If I lose too...... Read More
  • Chinese ground handler looks to SE Asia for expansion

    Beijing Aviation Ground Services (BGS), the joint venture between Beijing-based Capital Airport Holding (CAH) and Singapore Airport Terminal Services (SATS), recently expanded its ground handling services in China. Now it is looking at new opportunities in Southeast Asia. Editor...... Read More