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  • 01 Mar 2007

    PHILIPPINES: Gulf Air to boost cargo capability

    Gulf Air is ordering nine new wide-bodied aircraft to boost its cargo capability. A report by the Bulletin quoted Roberto Hukom, Gulf Air Philippines country manager that the new aircraft will boost not only the airline’s cargo capacity but...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    PHILIPPINES: Schenker completes BAX integration

    A new logistics company has started its operations in the Philippines that will provide a full suite of services such as multi-modal freight, logistics, and supply chain management. Schenker Philippines, Inc. led by its managing director Reiner Allgeier, was...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    THAILAND: Bangkok cargo cost warning

    Logistics operators in Thailand have warned that operating costs will soar 80 percent if cargo handling is to be duplicated across two airports with the reopening of Bangkok¡¯s Don Muang Airport. A spokesman for the Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association,...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    VIETNAM: Exim loan for Vietnam

    The US Eximbank will lend US$400 million to help Vietnam Airlines purchase four Boeing 787 aircraft, state media said, in what would be the first US loan to Vietnam after Hanoi secured its WTO membership. Vietnam won a formal...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    VIETNAM: Vietnam Air to be part-privatised

    Vietnam Airlines, which carried more than 106,000 tonnes of freight in 2006, up 9.8 percent year-on-year, will be partially privatised next year, press reports in Vietnam said, citing the communist government. Vietnam Airlines, one of the most profitable state-owned...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    AUSTRALIA: Toll Holdings buys freighters

    Australia-based freight firm, Toll Holdings has outlined plans for a series of future take-overs across Asia and developments that involved buying some freighters. Paul Little, managing director of the Melbourne-based road, rail, shipping and airline conglomerate, said Toll was...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    AUSTRALIA: Qantas take-over $91m for executives

    Qantas executives will reportedly receive a A$91 million pay-out, including $8 million for chief executive Geoff Dixon, on their last day of employment with the ¡°old¡± airline if the controversial $11.1 million Airline Partners Australia take-over goes ahead. The...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    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
  • 01 Mar 2007

    AUSTRALIA: China-Oz cargo capacity concern

    More than 40 percent of China¡¯sairfreight cargo to Australia is beingflown indirectly, via other internationalairports, a finding that may indicatethat there is insufficient cargo capacityon the direct routes, accordingto Australian cargo statistics groupMaritrade. It said almost 40 percent of...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    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