Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals

  • AUSTRALIA: Airlines face Australian cargo class action

    Seven international airlines have been served with a A$200 million class action in Australia accusing them of global price fixing on air freight from 2000. Melbourne law firm Maurice Blackburn Cashman is leading the action against Qantas, Lufthansa, Singapore...... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: Cargo helps Qantas strong profit

    Freight gave a strong lift to Qantas¡¯ increased profit for the half-year ended December 31, 2006. Freight revenue increased by 6.7% on the previous comparable half-year, through additional wet-leased freight capacity and stronger yields, the company said. Qantas said...... Read More
  • Aeroflot Cargo appoints Finnish GSSA

    Helsinki-based Airline Services GSAOY, the Finnish member of the EGSACGSSA network – has been formallyappointed as Finnish GSSA for newlyformedAeroflot Cargo, after 6 yearsas a sub-sales agent for parent airlineAeroflot Russian Airlines. In addition to Aeroflot’s scheduleddaily A319 belly-hold...... Read More
  • Swiss hopes for more Jade destinations

    Will Leipzig be the next Europeandestination for Jade Cargo International,as it takes delivery of its thirdfreighter? If so, it will be good news for SwissWorldCargo, the cargo arm of SwissInternational Air Lines, which acts as itsGSA in Germany, Switzerland,...... Read More
  • United Airlines

    Following the US Department ofTransportation to award United Airlines the right to operate a new daily747-400 service between Washington,DC and Beijing beginning March 25,Delta Airlines said it wants to operate adaily Atlanta-Shanghai service in 2008using 777 aircraft.... Read More
  • EUROPE: BA World Cargo names new chief

    British Airways World Cargo hasannounced the appointment of SteveGunning as managing director, witheffect from 2 April 2007. The appointment follows the promotionof the previous managingdirector, Gareth Kirkwood, to directorof operations at British Airways. Cunning joined British Airways in1998 and...... Read More
  • EUROPE: Lufthansa Cargo on growth path

    Lufthansa Cargo said it is back onthe growth path. The German cargoairline raised transported freightand mail in 2006 by 1.3 percent to1.76 million tonnes. The cargo loadfactor rose 2.7 percentage points to67,7 percent. During the year, Lufthansa Cargoreduced capacity...... 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
  • SINGAPORE: CAAS to invest, manage airports in China

    Having been overtaken by ShanghaiPudong International Airport with its2.16 million tonnes of cargo handled in2006 – against Singapore’s 1.91 million- Singapore is changing its tactics, TheStar reported. According to Yeo Kia Thye, cargochief at the Civil Aviation Authority ofSingapore...... Read More

    We received a spontaneousreport from an old friend in theUK, who relayed the following storyto show that nobody messes with UKsecurity staff. ‘Last summer at Manchester airportI witnessed an incident in which a turban-wearing gent, who claimed not tospeak...... Read More