• DHL to invest in Japan, S Korea

    DHL plans to invest more than US$ 90 million in the next several years into Japan to strengthen its leading position there, Deutsche Post chairman Klaus Zumwinkel said. Among its plans is the expansion of its distribution centre at...... Read More
  • TNT Express inks MMGF deal

    TNT Express has won the regional spare parts distribution contract from Mitsubishi Motor. Mitsubishi Motor Parts Sales of Gulf FZE (MMGF), the sole and exclusive importer of Mitsubishi Motors in the region. TNT was selected for its high service...... Read More
  • Aeroflot

    Aeroflot said it plans to retire 14 Tu- 134s this year and 28 Tu-154s by 2010, and replace them with SuperJet 100s and A320s. It will also acquire up to 15 used A330s and 22 new A350s instead of...... Read More
  • EUROPE: Lufthansa Cargo sets up new company

    Lufthansa Cargo has announced it has set up a company to provide freight handling services for itself as well as for airfreight forwarders. The new company, Handling Counts GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, will begin operating initially...... Read More
  • INDIA: IA’s ‘Indian Cargo’ from July

    Indian Airlines (IA) is planning tostart a dedicated freighter service fromJuly, the chairman and managing director,Dr V. Trivedi, said “We are likely tocall the new operations Indian cargo.The launch of the new service will notaffect the ongoing merger process.When...... Read More
  • INDIA: Air Canada to end daily flights to India

    Air Canada has announced plans to discontinue its daily flights to India starting in May, citing insufficient demand for the route. Canada’s leading carrier currently offers one daily flight from Toronto to New Delhi, with a stopover in Zurich,...... Read More
  • Emirates Post signs postal deals

    Emirates Post has signed two separateagreements with Yemen and Egypt.Abdulla Al Daboos, director general ofEmirates Post, signed memorandumsof understanding (MoU) with MohammedAli Morgham, director generalof Post Authority of Yemen, and AlaaFahmi, chairman of Egyptian NationalPost Authority. Under the agreement...... Read More
  • CHINA: TNT launches freight flights to China

    TNT has started direct freightflight services between Shanghai andits European hub at Liege, Belgium."The move is mainly ascribed to theincreasing market demand (for freight)between China and Europe," the newlynamed CEO in the Greater ChinaRegion, Michael Drake was quoted assaying...... Read More
  • Empost now covers 225 destinations globally

    Reinforcing its position as one of thetop courier companies in the MiddleEast, Empost, the UAE’s national couriercompany, now covers 225 destinationsaround the world including Australia,the American continents, Europe, FarEast, Indian Sub Continent, Africa andall the Middle East. What gives...... Read More
  • CHINA: Great Wall resumes freighter services

    Great Wall Airlines said it has resumedall-cargo air service betweenShanghai and Amsterdam six-timesa week, followed by a resumption ofservices to Mumbai and Chennai inIndia. Operations were suspended inAugust when the US Treasury Department’sOffice of Foreign AssetsControl (OFAC) imposed sanctions...... Read More