• THAILAND: Bangkok airport’s taxiways show cracks

    Airports of Thailand, the operatorof the US$4.1 billion Bangkok airportthat was opened four months ago, saidthe taxiway of its airport in the capitalis cracked and needs repairing. The cracks don’t affect the safety offlight operations at the Suvarnabhumiinternational airport...... Read More
  • Bulk mail customers turn to Aramex

    Express, forwarding and logisticsgiant Aramex is capturing some bulkmail traffic in the Middle East, but hasyet to see direct marketing and otherbulk mailing – the only kind of mailthat is still growing for European andUS post offices – take...... Read More
  • HONG KONG: AAT’s Terminal 2 opens for business

    Asia Airfreight Terminal’s (AAT)state-of-the-art Terminal 2 facility, builtat a cost of HK$1.75 billion, received itsoccupational permit and was declaredpractically completed at the end ofDecember. AAT general manager – planning &services, Nelson Lee said the new truckpark at the four-level...... Read More
  • How a liberalised mail market works

    What does a liberalised mail marketlook like? What might an Asian countryexpect if it allowed competitors to itsnational post office? For an answer, one might look at theUK, which is one of the most liberalisedmarkets in the European Unionat...... Read More
  • EUROPE: Emker exits EADS-EFW

    Horst Emker, president and CEOof Dresden, Germany-based ElbeFlugzeugwerke (EFW), the EADS centrefor passenger-to-freighter conversions,has retired from the company afternearly four years in this position. He will be succeeded by Dr AndreasSperi who will join the company as presidentand CEO...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways Cargo expands

    Qatar Airways Cargo has announcedseveral appointments in senior managementpositions. The Doha-basedcarrier has promoted Joachim Klechato regional manager Europe andAmericas, to be based in Frankfurt.Prior to joining Qatar Airways Cargo,Klecha was area manager, Germany,Switzerland and Austria for BritishAirways Cargo. In...... Read More
  • CHINA: Air China launches Delhi service

    Prompted by increasing Sino-Indiatrade co-operation and fast development in the tourism sector in particular,Air China, the largest carrierin mainland China started its directDelhi-Beijing flight in October lastyear. After the launch of thrice weeklyB767-200 passenger service with bellyspace left for...... Read More
  • Is the world is changing in favour of the Posts?

    Many observers ten years ago wouldhave said the posts had no real futuregiven the growth of e-mail. In fact,the development of the internet, andin particular e-commerce, is changingthe shape of the postal world in lessobvious ways. E-commerce is driving...... Read More
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  • TNT chief denies take-over bids

    Peter Bakker, the chiefexecutive of Dutch mail companyTNT, said the companyhad not been approached byany potential buyers. However,he does not rule out afuture bid, the BirminghamPost reported. Speaking during a recentvisit to the US, Bakker saidprivate equity companiescould consider...... Read More