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HNA Group buys Hahn Airport

HNA Group buys Hahn Airport

February 27, 2017 at 9:42 am 0 comments

The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate sold its 82.5% stake in Hahn Airport (HHN) to China’s aviation and travel conglomerate HNA Group for €15.1 million. According to a report in CargoForwarder, the financial transaction has been completed, and the final contract will be signed on 1 March. The fate of the remainingRead More

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

Cargo growth disappears in the Middle East

February 9, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways reported 2016 cargo volume unchanged from 2015 at 593,000 tonnes. This is in stark contrast to the incredible growth Etihad has reported in previous years, but right in line with what is happening in neighboring Dubai, where Emirates is reporting a similar halt to growth. InRead More

New faces in high places

New faces in high places

January 24, 2017 at 10:51 am 0 comments

This week brings three big executive suite changes, two directly in the air freight world (including David Bronczek’s promotion to President of FedEx Corp), and one very close to it. We’ll start with the latter: Etihad Airways: Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways confirmed today that, as part of a major shake-up,Read More

New agreement between Etihad and Lufthansa

New agreement between Etihad and Lufthansa

January 6, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Etihad Airways and Lufthansa finalized a codeshare agreement, set to begin this month (subject to government approval). The agreement signals a strategic cooperation between two former, and often bitter, rivals. Although initially restricted to the carriers’ passenger operations, the deal may foreshadow future cargo developments. The German carrier will beginRead More

Qatar targets Americas for expansion

December 20, 2016 at 9:58 am 0 comments

Qatar Airways Cargo will begin serving four new destinations with its 777Fs, beginning in February 2017. New destinations in South America include Buenos Aires, São Paulo and Quito. The twice-weekly flights from the carrier’s Doha hub reach the South American cities via Luxembourg. On the return leg, the freighters willRead More

Etihad SVP Cargo David Kerr joins Cargo Facts speaker faculty

Etihad SVP Cargo David Kerr joins Cargo Facts speaker faculty

August 31, 2016 at 8:04 am 0 comments

The air freight and express industry has changed dramatically in the last few years, and more change is coming. Etihad Airways Cargo, under the leadership of Senior Vice President David Kerr, has not only survived the change, but embraced it and thrived, with cargo volume growing at double-digit rates everyRead More

Strong cargo growth at Emirates

Strong cargo growth at Emirates

May 23, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

United Arab Emirates-based carrier Emirates reported net profit up 56% to a record US$1.9 billion in its recently completed 2015/16 fiscal year, with a strong contribution from cargo operations. As has been the case with many airlines in a year of falling fuel surcharges, cargo revenue declined (down 9% to US$Read More

The freighter fleet moves east

The freighter fleet moves east

July 20, 2015 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Recent headlines have been full of “the death of freighters,” with the diminishing fleet of Air France-KLM and the eliminated fleet of IAG pointed out as  examples of how the big cargo players are exiting the main-deck freight business. So, belly cargo is the future, right? Not so fast! LastRead More