• 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
  • Brussels Airlines renews Unitpool contract

    Brussels Airlines has extended its contract with Unitpool by a further five years. Unitpool provides ULD managementservices. “Unitpool has been managing our ULD fleet since 2002. The decision to commit for a further five years was driven by the...... Read More
  • LATE NEWS: HACTL inks deal with Hong Kong Express

    Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) has signed an agreement with Hong Kong Express Airways under which it will become its service provider at the Hong Kong International Airport. The services provided by Hactl to Hong Kong Express...... Read More
  • AMERICA: World acquired by Global Aero Logistics

    World Air Holdings, parent company to World Airways and North American Airlines has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Global Aero Logistics for US$315m in an allcash transaction. MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners II is the majority shareholder...... Read More
  • Jade disappointment for Jettainer

    Chinese Customs regulations have prevented container management company Jettainer adding Jade Cargo International to its client list, leaving it to look in other markets for its first Asian customer. “The problem is that China has very specific rules about...... Read More