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  • Air Atlanta’s freighter dilemma

    The Iceland-based ACMI operator is excited to be getting its first B747-400Fs, but does that necessarily mean it is time to retire the -200Fs? Peter Conway analyses the dilemma.... Read More
  • JAPAN: ANA to wet-lease freighters from ABX Air

    All Nippon Airways (ANA) has applied for Japanese government’s permission to wet-lease two Boeing 767-200SF freighter aircraft, on ACMI contracts, from US-based ABX Air. The aircraft, each with a payload of 40 tonnes, will be used on China routes...... Read More
  • Tiger Airways to launch Australian airline

    Singapore’s Tiger Airways plansto launch a new domestic Australianairline to compete with local carriersQantas and Virgin Blue. Tiger Airways, a low-fare airline partlyowned by Singapore Airlines, said it wasseeking regulatory approval to establisha third domestic airline. The carriermodels itself...... Read More
  • Schiphol Airport sale called off

    The incoming Dutch government has called off the planned sale of a minority stake in Amsterdam airport operator Schiphol Group, Reuters quoted Dutch TV channel NOS as saying, which cited unnamed sources. The outgoing Dutch government had planned to...... Read More
  • CHINA: Panalpina to expand Asian presence

    Swiss logistics provider Panalpinaintends to further expand its Asiannetwork, especially in China because"this is where the future key markets are and where a growing number of our customers are building production sites or plan to establishing new offices," Panalpina’s...... Read More
  • MAHB airport charges lack transparency – IATA

    The International Air TransportAssociation (IATA) has urged the MalaysiaAirports Holdings Bhd (MAHB)and Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport toengage airlines in effective consultationswhen deciding on airport charges, Bernama News Agency reported. IATA said that there had been alack of transparency in...... Read More
  • Emirates SkyCargo

    Emirates SkyCargo, which for thefirst time in its history carried morethan 1m metric tons of freight andgenerated more than $1b in revenuelast year, has been named Cargo Airlineof the Year by trade publication AirTransport World. The awards will bepresented...... Read More
  • MALAYSIA: MAS eyes Scandinavian routes

    Following Finnair’s decision not tofly from Helsinki to Kuala LumpurInternational Airport, Malaysia Airlines(MAS) can play a major role of providingflight services to the Scandinavianregion. According to Transport MinisterDatuk Seri Chan Kong Choy, withFinnair cancelling its operations toBangkok and Singapore...... Read More
  • Hactl sets new tonnage record in 2006

    Hong Kong Air Cargo TerminalsLimited (Hactl) said it handled 2.56million tonnes in 2006, up 5.3 percentyear-on-year, and set a new annual tonnagerecord for the company, havingtopped the 2.5 million tonnes mark. Hactl said it handled a total of231,757 tonnes...... Read More
  • Airbus

    Airbus says it has fixed an electricalwiring problem on its first A380. TheEuropean aircraft manufacturer saiddeliveries to launch customer SingaporeAirlines will arrive in October ofthis year.... Read More