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  • 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
  • 01 Mar 2007

    AUSTRALIA: WPC continues to expand global reach

    The world¡¯s largest dedicated project forwarding company, Worldwide Project Consortium said it has made several new franchise appointments. WWPC general manager, Kevin Stephens, speaking from the company¡¯s headquarters in Queensland, Australia, said representatives had now been appointed in Cambodia,...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    AFRICA: SAA & Air Mauritius team up

    South African Airways (SAA) and Air Mauritius have reached a code-share agreement on the routes between Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and Mauritius. This new agreement is in addition to SAA’s present daily flights between Johannesburg and Mauritius. SAA operates...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    SRI LANKA: SriLankan Cargo sets new freight record

    SriLankan Cargo set a new record for handling of freight at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport in 2006 with a total of 167,289 tonnes, an increase of 4.48 percent over the previous calendar year. Nalin Rodrigo, head of SriLankan Cargo,...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    INDIA: Air Canada to end daily flights to India

    Air Canada has announced plans to discontinue its daily flights to India starting in May, citing insufficient demand for the route. Canada’s leading carrier currently offers one daily flight from Toronto to New Delhi, with a stopover in Zurich,...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    INDIA: IA’s ‘Indian Cargo’ from July

    Indian Airlines (IA) is planning tostart a dedicated freighter service fromJuly, the chairman and managing director,Dr V. Trivedi, said “We are likely tocall the new operations Indian cargo.The launch of the new service will notaffect the ongoing merger process.When...... Read More