• DHL Express

    DHL has announced the appointment of Charles Graham as the new global CEO for aviation, DHL Express and as a member of the company’s global express management board. He succeeds Terry Nord, who will retire from DHL after eight...... Read More
  • Emirates Post handles record mail volumes

    The average number of mail being sorted at Emirates Post’s facility in Ramoul crossed one million per day during the fi rst week of April, against the normal average of between 500,000 and 800,000 pieces, Arabian Business reported. The...... Read More
  • SRI LANKA: Exporters forced to use air freight

    Sri Lankan exporters are faced with a shortage of space on container ships for their shipments to Europe after several shipping lines diverted some of their services to India, forcing them to use air freight. Shippers who fail to...... Read More
  • Leadership challenges for Asian aviation

    Speaking at the recent Asia Pacifi c Aviation Media Association’s (APAMA) Aviation Lecture in Singapore, the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Giovanni Bisignani urged Asia to take a greater leadership role in shaping...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: RAK Air likely to take-off in May

    RAK Airways based in the UAEemirate of Ras Al Khaimah, will startflying in May, said a top official. Theairline will begin operations with twoB757-200s, which have been leasedfrom Spanish carrier, Iberia. According to Shaikh Salem BinSultan Al Qasimi, chairman...... Read More
  • AFRICA: SAA & Air Mauritius team up

    South African Airways (SAA) and Air Mauritius have reached a code-share agreement on the routes between Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Mauritius. This new agreement is in addition to SAA’s present daily flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius. SAA operates...... Read More
  • VIETNAM: Exim loan for Vietnam

    The US Eximbank will lend US$400 million to help Vietnam Airlines purchase four Boeing 787 aircraft, state media said, in what would be the first US loan to Vietnam after Hanoi secured its WTO membership. Vietnam won a formal...... Read More
  • THAILAND: Bangkok cargo cost warning

    Logistics operators in Thailand have warned that operating costs will soar 80 percent if cargo handling is to be duplicated across two airports with the reopening of Bangkok¡¯s Don Muang Airport. A spokesman for the Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association,...... Read More
  • JAPAN: JAL appoints new cargo chief

    The Japan Airlines (JAL) Group has announced the appointment of Takao Fukuchi as executive officer, cargo and mail from April 1. He will also take on the role of senior vice president, cargo and mail subject to the approval...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: MSA Kargo, Hankyu launch new company

    Jakarta-based PT. Monang SianiparAbadi or MSA Kargo and Japanesefreight forwarder Hankyu ExpressInternational Co. Ltd. have launcheda joint venture called PT. HankyuInternational Transport Indonesia(HIT/ID). President commissioner and founderof MSA Kargo, Monang Sianipar saidthe joint venture plan was initiated inSeptember 2005...... Read More