November 2009

Cover Story

  • The ‘Pride of Africa’ is set to shine brighter

    Freshly recovering from its first loss in 13 years, record high fuel prices, a global economic downturn, labour strife and voracious foreign competitors have made Kenya Airways and its cargo division, all the more hungry for success – and successful it is. Kenya Airways executives tell Payload Asia correspondent Manfred Singh how they’re doing it.... Read More

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Express & Mail

Ground Handling

IT & Equipment


  • Leipzig-Halle leapfrogs into the big time

    One thing is for sure. If you are an individual, winning the lottery is probably the best thing that can happen to you. But if you’re an airport, winning over a customer like DHL from an established competitor like Brussels, has got to be the absolute equivalent. And that is precisely what the hitherto virtually unknown eastern German airport of Leipzig-Halle did last year. Donald Urquhart reports from Leipzig-Halle.... Read More


  • Rickenbacker offers multimodal platform

    Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) has long been promoted as a dedicated air cargo facility that serves several key business segments, including international airfreight, freight forwarding, corporate aviation, e-commerce fulfillment and distribution.... Read More
  • Global air group: Ready and diversified

    With a flexible mix of contract services including ACMI and charter operations, Global Aviation Holdings said it is well positioned for any surge in capacity demand as the cargo market recovery intensifies.... Read More
  • San Bernardino positions itself for Asia

    When air cargo volumes increase again worldwide, officials at Southern California’s San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) maintain that SBD, located just 97 kilometers east of the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), will be well positioned as an alternative gateway for cargo coming into the US West Coast.... Read More
  • American Airlines Cargo focuses on quality

    As Joe Reedy, VP – Cargo Sales and Marketing for American Airlines sees it, as long as air carriers sustain a long-term view and bear down on what’s really important in the near term, air cargo can regain its stature in the world’s global prosperity.... Read More
  • Houston’s IAH holds strong

    Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is ‘Texas tough’ even in the recent downward global economy. Despite the pullback in worldwide carrier service, Luis G. Aviles, senior marketing specialist for the Houston Airport System (HAS), comments that 2009 has been an excellent year for IAH.... Read More
  • New York area airports poised for growth

    Asia and the Middle East represent important business for Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) area airports with Asia alone, representing 48 per cent of its airport’s traffic and the Middle East ringing in with around nine per cent.... Read More
  • Atlanta well positioned for global cargo

    The worldwide recession reached the tarmac at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta (ATL) International Airport where cargo volumes started the year down about 14 per cent over the previous year’s figures. But cargo volumes indicate they have slowly inched up year over year based on August figures and are now down around 10 per cent.... Read More




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