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  • 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
  • 01 Mar 2007

    INDIA: FDI in cargo airlines to go up

    The Indian Government is considering a proposal to allow foreign airlines to pick up a minority stake in domestic cargo airline operations. "The Ministry has proposed allowing 100 FDI in sea plane, helicopter operations and setting up of Maintenance...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Dubai DCA starts restructuring

    The Dubai Department of Civil Aviation has commenced implementation of a project to restructure its organisational set up, the Khaleej Times reported. The proposal, which is linked to the Dubai Strategic Plan 2007-2015, was approved late last year by...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: SkyCargo launches cargo service to Djibouti

    Emirates SkyCargo last month introduced an once-weekly A310-300F freighter service from Dubai to Djibouti, which is Emirates’ 15th African destination. The A310-300F offers a gross payload of 39 tonnes. To Djibouti, Emirates SkyCargo is expecting to carry manufactured and...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    RUSSIA: Ruslan International aids A380 tests

    Ruslan International, using an AN- 124-100 freighter supplied by Volga- Dnepr Airlines, has helped to play a pivotal role in the latest stage of testing of the new Airbus A380. The giant Airbus aircraft had to undergo further cold...... Read More
  • 01 Mar 2007

    RUSSIA: First IL-76 freighter flight to US

    Volga-Dnepr’s new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter aircraft has successfully completed its first flight to and from the US, the first IL-76 commercial flights in the US market since old versions of the aircraft were banned under ICAO noise restrictions in...... Read More