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  • 01 Mar 2007

    Aviapartner wins ramp license at Nice Airport

    Brussels-based European groundhandler, Aviapartner, said it has obtainedan extension of its handlinglicence at Nice Côte d’Azur Airport,for a period of seven years (starting 1January 2007), within the frameworkof a tender process launched in June2006. Aviapartner has been granted afull...... Read More
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  • 01 Feb 2007

    Dnata gets room to grow at last

    With the opening of a new cargo terminal, Dnata will finally get some much needed room to breathe at Dubai. Peter Conway explores the implications, and the handler¡¯s plans for the new airport at Jebel Ali.... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Impractical security bill unlikely to survive in US Senate

    There are hopeful signs that a bill, which calls for intensified screening of aircargo on passenger aircraft heading toward the US, which already passed by theDemocratic-controlled Congress last month, is unlikely to survive in the Senate. The provisions were...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    Gateways

    Dubai-based new cargo operator, Liwa Air, which started service toAfghanistan last year with one AN-74 and two TU-204Cs, has expandedits services throughout the Arabian Peninsula. The carrier, headed byformer Etihad CEO, Robert Strodel, also operates out of Doha andBahrain....... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: ASEAN, China sign trade, services deal

    ASEAN leaders last month signed adeal on trade and services with China,bringing them a step closer to establishingthe world’s biggest free trade area, Xinhua Agency reported. The agreement, which covers telecommunications,transport, tourismand other services, will take effect fromJuly, according...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: WFS in talks about handling contract Global cargo handler

    WorldwideFlight Services (WFS) is in advancednegotiations with China Eastern aboutproviding management expertise fortheir handling operations in China,according to its president and chiefexecutive, Olivier Bijaoui. "They and their China Cargo subsidiaryare already a large customer forus in Europe," he says....... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: SATS to expand ground handling

    Singapore Airport Terminal Services(SATS), the subsidiary of SingaporeAirlines, said that it, together with itsChinese partner Capital Airports Holding(CAH), will expand its ground-handlingbusinesses to cover eight otherChinese airports. With the expansion, SATS will havea presence of 13 airports in China...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: Great Wall resumes freighter services

    Great Wall Airlines said it has resumedall-cargo air service betweenShanghai and Amsterdam six-timesa week, followed by a resumption ofservices to Mumbai and Chennai inIndia. Operations were suspended inAugust when the US Treasury Department’sOffice of Foreign AssetsControl (OFAC) imposed sanctions...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: TNT launches freight flights to China

    TNT has started direct freightflight services between Shanghai andits European hub at Liege, Belgium."The move is mainly ascribed to theincreasing market demand (for freight)between China and Europe," the newlynamed CEO in the Greater ChinaRegion, Michael Drake was quoted assaying...... Read More