Airlink coordinates Nepal response

First shipment of material aid for Airlink Nepal response lands in Kathmandu **Shelter and Medical Aid Delivered to Earthquake Victims** Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2015) — Airlink, a rapid-response disaster relief organization that links pre-approved non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with airlines, has partnered with nonprofit partners Afya Foundation, AmeriCares, and Samaritan’s Purse, airline partner Qatar Airways, and logistics partner […]
  • David Harris
  • May 20, 2015

Asian carriers drive strong worldwide air cargo gains

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for February 2015, showing an overall 11.7% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 22.0% increase in international traffic reported by carriers from the Asia-Pacific region, which underpinned an overall 12.7% growth in international traffic worldwide. Domestic traffic in […]
  • David Harris
  • April 1, 2015

A strong year for Lufthansa and Cathay

Two of the world’s top cargo carriers have reported solid full-year performance for 2014. Germany-based Lufthansa Cargo reported 2014 full-year operating profit up 26.6% to €100.3 million. The increase is particularly impressive because it was achieved despite a slight (-0.3%) decline in revenue to €2.44 billion, a 1.4% decline in cargo traffic to 8.61 billion […]
  • David Harris
  • March 23, 2015

Silk Way orders more 747-8Fs

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Group signed a firm order with Boeing to purchase three 747-8 Freighters. Rumors that Silk Way was negotiating such an order surfaced late last year, and have now been confirmed by a report late last week from the Azerbaijan State Information Agency showing photos of Aaur Akhundov, President of the Silk Way Group, […]
  • David Harris
  • March 2, 2015

Inside the cargo terminal

As we reported earlier this month, 2014 was a very good year for cargo operations at Hong Kong International Airport. The new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal handled 1.45 million tonnes in its first full year of operation, which Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) reported its full-year handle – adjusted for the loss of Cathay Pacific’s […]
  • David Harris
  • February 20, 2015

A good year for both Hactl & Cathay

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl) reported its full-year 2014 handle – adjusted for the loss of Cathay Pacific’s business last year – up 8.7% to 1.81 million tonnes. The adjusted growth was led by a 28.6% jump in transshipment volume to 131,000 tonnes, while import volume was up 10.3% to 498,000 tonnes and export volume rose […]
  • David Harris
  • February 2, 2015

A month of broken cargo records

In yesterday’s post about the strength of air freight demand in November, we noted that two of the companies reporting – Hong Kong International Airport and Etihad Airways – achieved record volumes. But that turns out to be only the tip of this particular iceberg, as records continued to fall. Cargolux: Luxembourg-based all-cargo carrier Cargolux […]
  • David Harris
  • December 16, 2014

CHEP to upgrade, manage Cathay’s ULD fleet

CHEP Aerospace Solutions, a supplier of outsourced unit load devices (ULDs), signed a five-year agreement with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific to manage its fleet of 25,000 ULDs. Under the agreement, CHEP will convert most of Cathay’s standard 58 kg ULDs to composite units and provide the airline with access to a pool of lightweight ULDs […]
  • David Harris
  • October 29, 2014
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