Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals

  • CHINA: China Eastern eyes new investor

    As the three global alliances are vying for a foothold in the Chinese market, China Eastern Airlines is leaving its options open, preferring to identify a new strategic investor before committing to one of the groupings,ATW On-line reported. The...... Read More
  • Cargo awaits its place in Abu Dhabi’s airport plans

    Abu Dhabi is investing $6.8bn to upgrade its airport and cement its position as a global hub. But, as Peter Conway discovers, the cargo elements of the plan still have not yet been fully defined.... Read More
  • AFRICA: EC lifts ban on cargo airline

    Ugandan-registered DAS Air Cargohas been cleared to resume Europeanoperations having been removed fromthe European Commission’s list ofbanned airlines. The ban, which was imposed lastOctober, has been lifted as a result ofDAS taking action to improve safety. The carrier, which...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Empost launches new department

    UAE’s national courier company,Empost has expanded its wide rangeof value-added services by openingthe Cargo and Logistics RemovalsDepartment that will specialise inmoving households, office relocations,transporting exhibition equipment andhandling of personal effects. "The setting up of the Cargo and LogisticsRemovals department...... Read More
  • MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways gets Australian air rights

    Qatar Airways has been awardedrights to operate a daily flight toAustralia’s second largest city of Melbourne,Transport Minister Mark Vailesaid. Under the new air services arrangementwith Qatar, Qatar Airways will alsohave the right to operate a second dailyflight to another...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: Garuda to close some international routes

    Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia willclose some of its loss-making routessuch as to Europe and will focus onregional services. Garuda CEO, Emirsyah Satar saidthe management will add flights onprofitable routes such as Jakarta-Australia,Jakarta-China, and Jakarta-India."We target a 15 percent growth...... Read More
  • INDONESIA: Otorita Batam signs deal with Illinois County

    In a bid to make Hang Nadimairport on Batam Island a leading aircargo hub, the development authorityof the island, Otorita Batam, has inkeda deal with St Claire County of Illinois,Evergreen Airlines, and Cardig International.Batam Island is located at thewestern...... Read More
  • HONGKONG: AAT Terminal 2 Opening Ceremony

    AAT celebrated the opening of itshighly anticipated Terminal 2 (T2)at Hong Kong International Airport(HKIA) at a ceremony officiated by theSecretary for Economic Developmentand Labour, Stephen Ip and the chiefexecutive officer of Airport AuthorityHong Kong, Stanley Hui. The HK$1.75 billion...... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: Airlines face Australian cargo class action

    Seven international airlines have been served with a A$200 million class action in Australia accusing them of global price fixing on air freight from 2000. Melbourne law firm Maurice Blackburn Cashman is leading the action against Qantas, Lufthansa, Singapore...... Read More
  • AUSTRALIA: Cargo helps Qantas strong profit

    Freight gave a strong lift to Qantas¡¯ increased profit for the half-year ended December 31, 2006. Freight revenue increased by 6.7% on the previous comparable half-year, through additional wet-leased freight capacity and stronger yields, the company said. Qantas said...... Read More