Kalitta Air files complaint over slot allocation at AMS

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) reported a 2.5% decline in freight volumes and 10.4% drop in full freighter movements year-over-year for 2018, as freighter traffic at the airport has been challenged since 2017, when AMS began enforcing a rule requiring operators to keep to scheduled operational time “slots” 80% of the time or risk losing them. […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 31, 2019

Cargo communities outgrow pharma focus

Pharmaceutical shippers are easily among the most idiosyncratic air cargo customers. For sensitive vaccines and lab samples, even the most well-thought-out supply chain cannot overcome the need for tightly controlled, transparent, and quick transportation. That does not mean, however, that pharma shipments are immune to modal shift to ocean freight. Between the years 2000 and […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • November 15, 2018

荷兰机场管理局(ACNL),正在评估史基浦机场(AMS)航班时刻

荷兰阿姆斯特丹史基浦机场(AMS)的航班时刻短缺,引发了一项新的法案提议,根据该提议,将会清理出约25%的虚占航班时刻,并将主要配给于货运航班。目前,货运航班约占史基浦机场总航班数量的4%。 当然,航空公司有很多调整策略以保障现有的航班时刻。目前,该法案提议的首个版本已被拒绝,但荷兰基础设施和公共服务部门,最近已经检查了该提议的合法性和有效性。在没有异议的情况下,该部门将会要求荷兰机场管理局尽快推进落实可行性研究,并必须在2018年11月30日之前完成相关工作。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 30, 2018

Demand grows in Hong Kong and Singapore

When we published our first look at February cargo demand last week there were still a few of the major players to be heard from – Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airlines, and Hong Kong International Airport in Asia; and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in Europe. All four of those laggards have now published their February data, […]
  • David Harris
  • March 20, 2018

Shippers call for rapid implementation of “local rule” at AMS

Today a triad of Dutch organizations – ACN, the local air cargo community; TLN, the Dutch Association for Transport and Logistics; and evofenedex, the Dutch Shippers association, pressed the country’s Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works to move forward immediately with the implementation of a “local rule” for slot distribution at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. They […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 24, 2018

Should freighter flights be exempt from the 80:20 rule?

If you were to ask any of the foreign freighter operators calling to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), the answer would unanimously be “yes!” In recent months, the 80:20 rule has become frustratingly relevant because Air Traffic Movements (ATMs) at AMS are expected to approach the government-mandated quota of 500,000 for any single year, beginning in […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 23, 2017

Slot squeeze at Schiphol brings new ABC flights to Liege

Beginning this coming winter, Russia-based AirBridgeCargo will commence scheduled 747F freighter flights to Liege (LGG), connecting airports in Asia, Europe and North America with what could eventually ramp-up to as many as 12 weekly flights. The move to Liege is part of a contingency plan to deal with landing slot reductions the carrier expects to […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 10, 2017

Could politics cool the hot market for air freight ?

Almost unanimously at airports around the world, 2017 cargo volumes are showing significant growth over 2016. Amsterdam (AMS), and Brussels (BRU), are no exceptions, having recently reported cargo volumes up 8.3% and 12.9% y-o-y, for the eight-month period through August 2017. Neither airport is uncorking the champagne just yet, however, as cargo operations at both […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 12, 2017
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