Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals

  • Swissport handling Qantas at Heathrow

    Swissport International has been appointed by Qantas Freight to provide cargo ground handling services at London Heathrow Airport. Operations started in mid-September. The new business is the third major win by Swissport Cargo Services UK within the last two...... Read More
  • EC postpones emissions standard until 2010

    The European Commission (EC) has delayed, for the second time, the formal announcement of its baseline aviation sector CO2 emissions standard until mid-2010, Bloomberg reported. The EC had originally set a 2 August 2009 deadline for publishing a CO2...... Read More
  • IATA growth not quite as good as it seems

    The latest International Air Transport Association (IATA) figures for air cargo show a decline of 9.6 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) in August compared to declines of 11.3 per cent in July and 16.5 per cent in June. But that...... Read More
  • New ground services in India and HK for Kingfisher

    Aviaxpert – a subsidiary of NCM India Ltd – is now providing complete ground handling services to Kingfisher Airlines at New Delhi Airport. Aviaxpert manages operations of 58 flights per day, including cargo, passenger and ramp handling. In Hong...... Read More
  • Horses for courses at Leipzig/Halle

    PortGround, the Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding ground services company at Leipzig/Halle Airport, recently handled a valuable dressage horse bound for Bahrain aboard an AeroLogic B777F. PortGround noted that since Lufthansa Cargo has begun flights through Leipzig/Halle and AeroLogic began operations...... Read More
  • Hactl picks up new customers

    Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has announced that TNT Airways has appointed it as its cargo ground handler at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) to support its new freighter service between Hong Kong and Europe. TNT Airways,...... Read More
  • Air cargo upturn underway, but “fragile”

    Signs of a clear, but fragile recovery in air cargo demand are being driven by companies restocking inventories which have run low, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. But this pick up would remain “fragile” as...... Read More
  • SATS profits even as aviation business down

    Singapore Airports Terminal Services (SATS) has reported a 17 per cent rise in first quarter net profits, even though its aviation business has continued to flounder in line with the global economicdownturn. The ground-handling firm says that its net...... Read More
  • Dubai Airport sees only slight cargo drop

    While much of the world is still reeling from the sharp decline in cargo volumes, Dubai International Airport has recorded only a small decline in cargo throughput of 0.76 per cent for the first six months of this year...... Read More
  • Alaska forced to cut jobs as business slides

    The continued slump in the global air cargo market has taken its toll on Alaska, with the Alaska International Airport System cutting positions at the airports in Anchorage and Fairbanks. “It has gotten to the point where the trimming...... Read More