Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals


  • IATA ups ’09 forecast with $4.7B industry loss

    Estimated losses for the global air industry are expected to nearly double from December’s forecast for 2009 as air carriers grapple with the worst crisis in over 60 years, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) saying a significant...... Read More
  • US forwarders say screening hurdles remain

    Testifying recently before a US congressional subcommittee, the executive director of the US Airforwarders Association (AFA), Brandon Fried, acknowledged progress had been made on screening cargo in the belly holds of passenger aircraft, but warned three primary challenges still...... Read More
  • Qatar, Saudi up aviation cooperation

    Qatar and Saudi Arabia have agreed to improve cooperation between the two countries’ aviation markets with a deal recently signed by Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) and the Qatar Authority for Civil Aviation. “By this agreement,...... Read More
  • ASEAN must aim high in market liberalisation

    ASEAN has missed the December 2008 deadline to open markets between capital cities on a multilateral basis, said the director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA), Giovanni Bisignani. “Malaysia must be a strong voice encouraging...... Read More
  • OECD cuts China’s growth figure again

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will cut its 2009 economic growth projection for China to below 6.5 per cent, the Wall Street Journal reported. The OECD’s previous forecast, made in November, was 8 per cent, but...... Read More
  • Virgin Atlantic cuts Mumbai service

    Virgin Atlantic Airways will cease operations – at least temporarily – on its Mumbai-London service from May as the economic crunch continues to take its toll on the global aviation industry. “We have decided to temporarily suspend operations to...... Read More
  • Chinese exports plunge 26% in February

    China’s exports declined 25.7 percent year-on-year in February, the fourth straight monthly decline, according to China’s General Administration of Customs. Total foreign trade was US$124.95 billion in February, down 24.9 per cent year-on-year. Total Chinese exports in February amounted...... Read More
  • SATS forms new low-cost handling unit

    Singapore Airport Terminal Services Limited (SATS) has announced that it has formed a new subsidiary – Asia-Pacific Star Pte Ltd – to offer low-cost ground handling services for low-cost carriers (LCCs) at Singapore Changi Airport and further afield in...... Read More
  • HK’s cargo volumes continue to slide

    Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) said it handled a total of 133,624 tonnes of cargo in February, down 22 per cent year-on-year. Import volume for February was 38,587 tonnes, down 20 per cent against February last year...... Read More
  • Cargo crime to jump as crisis deepens

    The global economic downturn will lead to an increase in incidents of cargo crime in 2009, warns the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). The latest statistics from the association’s Incident Information Service (IIS) for the Europe, Middle East and...... Read More