• Martinair

    Netherlands-based Martinair is to expand its cargo capacity from Colombo and Ecuador, with one additional flight each week from Bogotá and Quito to Europe to meet the increasing needs ofthose countries’ flower export markets.... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: AirBridgeCargo transports “Spartacus” for Bolshoi

    Stage scenery for Russia’s world famous Bolshoi Th eatre has been transported from Moscow by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) for a special production of ‘Spartacus’ in Hong Kong. The stage scenery was transported onboard one of ABC’s scheduled Boeing 747-400ER...... Read More
  • Sri Lanka: SriLankan takes measures to cut fuel usage

    SriLankan Airlines said it is focusing on sharply reducing its fuel usage to counter the challenge posed by high global oil prices. A series of fuel-saving measures has already been implemented, while more will be put in place within...... Read More
  • Airbus

    Airbus COO-Customers John Leahy said the manufacturer has agreed to sell 280 additional aircraft to Chinese airlines. He was in Tianjin to mark the opening of the newest A320 Family Final Assembly Line. Leahy said as many as 160...... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: Aeroflot Nord 737-500 crashes killing 88

    An Aeroflot Nord 737-500 en route from Moscow Sheremetyevo to Perm lost radio contact at 3,600 feet on approach and crashed last month, killing all 82 passengers and six crew. Russian officials cited engine failure as the most likely...... Read More
  • India: Carriers expand capacity into Indian market

    While India accounts for only three per cent of an estimated 27-million-tonne global air freight market, foreign carriers continue to expand their presence in the country. Malaysia Airlines Cargo (MASkargo) plans to expand its services to various destinations, including...... Read More
  • Arik Air

    Arik Air, the growing private airline based in Lagos, Nigeria, has signed a firm contract for the purchase of three Airbus A340-500s. This order makes Arik Air the 10th and latest customer for theA340-500.... Read More
  • Europe/CIS: Lufthansa, Air France- KLM volumes drop

    Lufthansa, Europe’s biggest cargo airline, reported a sharp drop in freight traffic in August from a year ago as the residual impact of strike action in July ended several months of strong gains. The German carrier said the 8...... Read More
  • India: Cargo carriers may get to do own Indian handling

    India’s civil aviation ministry may allow cargo carriers like Blue Dart and UPS to do their own ground handling at airports. Th is is a result of a recent representation by Blue Dart, the country’s largest operating cargo carrier,...... Read More
  • United Airlines

    United Airlines doubled its fee tocheck a second bag on North American flights to US$50, blaming the increaseon “volatile” fuel prices. The new chargeapplies to customers who purchasetickets for travel up until 10 November.It said the new fee schedule...... Read More