• The long, sad saga of Suvarnabhumi

    Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, which opened in September to huge publicity and was designed to showcase Thailand as a leading passenger and cargo hub, faced a serious setback in its lofty ambitions last month when the Thai government ordered Bangkok’s...... Read More
  • $2bn New Delhi airport revamp begins

    India last month started work on a project that will enable New Delhi airport to handle 37 million passengers a year by 2010, more than double its current capacity, aviation officials were quoted as saying by Gulf Daily News....... Read More
  • Mixed Messages from China Southern

    Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow for China Southern's future cargo alliance... Read More
  • DHL to invest in Japan, S Korea

    DHL plans to invest more than US$ 90 million in the next several years into Japan to strengthen its leading position there, Deutsche Post chairman Klaus Zumwinkel said. Among its plans is the expansion of its distribution centre at...... Read More
  • TNT Express inks MMGF deal

    TNT Express has won the regional spare parts distribution contract from Mitsubishi Motor. Mitsubishi Motor Parts Sales of Gulf FZE (MMGF), the sole and exclusive importer of Mitsubishi Motors in the region. TNT was selected for its high service...... Read More
  • Aeroflot

    Aeroflot said it plans to retire 14 Tu- 134s this year and 28 Tu-154s by 2010, and replace them with SuperJet 100s and A320s. It will also acquire up to 15 used A330s and 22 new A350s instead of...... Read More
  • EUROPE: Lufthansa Cargo sets up new company

    Lufthansa Cargo has announced it has set up a company to provide freight handling services for itself as well as for airfreight forwarders. The new company, Handling Counts GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lufthansa Cargo, will begin operating initially...... Read More
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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