Tag: cargo


  • "Brutal" cargo market, but AF-KLM cargo stabilising

    The head of Air France-KLM said last week that Europe’s biggest airline is considering part-time jobs or temporary layoffs to combat the “brutal” situation in cargo and passenger demand. “Air France-KLM must remain competitive. I haven’t excluded......

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  • BAA cargo dives 21 per cent in Feb

    Britain’s largest airports group suffered a saw cargo traffic plunge more than 20 per cent in February. BAA, which operates seven UK airports, including Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Edinburgh and Glasgow, said that its total UK cargo volumes......

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  • Cargo crime to jump as crisis deepens

    The global economic downturn will lead to an increase in incidents of cargo crime in 2009, warns the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). The latest statistics from the association’s Incident Information Service (IIS) for the Europe, Middle......

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  • Cargo exec says industry kidding itself

    Air cargo management must “strip the veils of illusion from their eyes” in combating the worst recession since the industry began 60 years ago, according to industry stalwart Julian Keeling. Keeling said these illusions included the near......

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  • No pay leave extended at Singapore Air

    No-pay leave extended at Singapore Air Faced with ongoing drop in load factors, excess capacity and falling yeilds, Singapore Airlines (SIA) has started preliminary talks to get its passenger plane pilots to take voluntary no-pay leave. This......

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  • Oman Air focuses on lagging freight ratios

    Oman Air said it aims to improve cargo performance to increase its contribution the carrier’s total revenue. As part its ongoing expansion plan, Oman Air will boost its cargo business to account for at least 12 per......

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  • AirAsia X to begin cargo ops to London Stansted

    Low-cost long-haul carrier AirAsia X will begin cargo operations to and from Europe from 11 March when it inaugurates flights between Kuala Lumpur and UK’s London Stansted. The five times weekly direct flights will be operated using......

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  • Deeper cargo drop in Jan

    Figures for January released by IATA show air freight and passenger traffic heavily down again, dropping 23.2 and 5.6 per cent respectively. The sharp fall in air freight was even deeper than the 22.6 per cent drop......

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  • SkyCargo grows cargo capacity by 17%

    Fueled by existing orders for new aircraft, Dubai’s Emirates SkyCargo will grow the number of flights across its network by 14 per cent this year and increase cargo capacity by 17 per cent. Weekly cargo capacity will......

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  • Hong Kong cargo drops 29% in Jan

    Air cargo through Hong Kong’s airport dropped 28.9 per cent year-on-year in January to 210,000 tonnes, according to recent figures released by the airport authority. Almost all major markets experienced a double-digit decline during the month. While......

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