SkyTaxi adds first widebody freighter

On 19 November, Wroclaw-based SkyTaxi took delivery of a freighter-converted 767-200F (23021) on lease from Air Transport Services Group’s CAM leasing subsidiary. The freighter was currently operating in the fleet of ATSG’s charter and full-service airline, ABX Air. Not only does the 767F represent a monumental step for SkyTaxi – which currently operates just two […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 21, 2018

China Post and Lufthansa Cargo align to target cross-border e-commerce

On 19 November, China Post and Lufthansa Cargo entered into a “Joint Freight Operation” agreement, under which China’s National Post will leverage capacity on Lufthansa Cargo flights to improve e-commerce-driven air mail transportation between China and Europe. Initially, Lufthansa Cargo will provide the Post with cargo capacity between Shanghai and Frankfurt that is “equivalent” to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 21, 2018

Air freight unaffected by trade war in October first look

October looks to be a difficult month for year-over-year air cargo traffic comparisons among the world’s major airports and carriers. A handful of outliers such as Turkish Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Incheon Airport aside, most carriers and airports reporting traffic results for October noted declines, while those that did not decline were mostly flat […]
  • Caryn Livingston and Charles Kauffman
  • November 20, 2018

China approves $6 billion expansion of growing Urumqi airport hub

Today, China’s state planner approved a 42.1-billion-yuan – or about US$6.1 billion – airport expansion project in Urumqi, the capital of China’s far western Xinjiang province, which will help develop the city into a key air cargo hub in the central government’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative. Construction of the Urumqi Airport (URC) is scheduled to run […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 19, 2018

UPS expands express services

UPS announced several expansions to its global express services in high-growth markets. First, UPS Worldwide Express said it will now serve fourteen countries in the Indian subcontinent, Middle East, Africa (ISMEA), the Americas, and Europe. The integrator has added postal codes in South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and twenty-six European countries. UPS Worldwide […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 16, 2018

Atlas Air Worldwide, Ameriflight launch pilot pathway program

New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. said that its subsidiary airlines, Atlas Air and Southern Air, have entered into an arrangement with Dallas-based cargo carrier Ameriflight to offer qualified candidates among its pilots a “guarantee” to interview for positions at Atlas and Southern. The program aims to address an increase in demand for the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 16, 2018

Dachser again offering air freight charters for peak season

During this year’s peak air freight season, Germany-based logistics provider Dachser, will be organizing weekly round-trip charter flights between Frankfurt and Shanghai using a 747F. Dachser will operate the aircraft, which has a freight capacity of 105 tonnes per flight, within its own network to avoid potential bottlenecks. The company says customers will also be […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 16, 2018
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