Archive for the ‘Cargo’ Category

Hyderabad dons up to be

GMR Group, India’s leading infrastructure company that owns and operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, has drawn up a blueprint to make the airport a cargo hub. The move follows a failed attempt by the Civil Aviation Ministry to turn Nagpur in Maharashtra into a centre for...

February 24th, 2012 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Emirates’ to Fly: Dublin to Dubai

STARTING next year Emirates will launch a daily Dublin (Ireland) to Dubai (UAE) service carrying 15 tonnes of belly-hold cargo. Emirates SkyCargo is already active in Ireland, primarily transporting goods through Manchester and London (both UK). Pharmaceuticals, which make up nearly a quarter of Ireland’s...

December 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Bahrain destroys ‘explosive’ package

SECURITY forces were on high alert after it was reported that a package containing explosives was discovered and destroyed at Bahrain’s airport. Bahrain’s interior ministry reported that explosives were discovered but later amended that, saying: “after examining [the] package at [the] lab it turns...

December 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Decline in Air Freight Continues

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for October. Cargo demand was 4.7% below the same month in 2010 while passenger traffic showed a 3.6% rise over previous year levels. “Cargo is the story of the month.  Since mid-year the market has shrunk by almost...

December 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Recession lingers over LAX

OCTOBER 2011 volumes at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are worse than those during October 2008 when the recession hit. This October volumes dropped 10.7 per cent, as Asian imports remained weak. There has been no notable growth – except 0.8 per cent between September and October, as ocean...

December 20th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More

Air Cargo forecast for 2012, revised by IATA

While Boeing is forecasting a longterm surge in air cargo demand, a more sobering view was expressed by The International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday. The immediate short-term outlook is so dim, in fact, that IATA announced revisions to its industry forecast. This is in marked contrast...

December 20th, 2011 | Cargo, Default, Hospitality | Read More

IATA reports decline in September cargo

September proved to be an even more difficult month than August in terms of global cargo volumes, International Air Transport Association executives revealed. Falling 2.7 percent, year-over year, September freight traffic was especially weak in the Asia-Pacific region, with demand declining 6.3 percent...

November 22nd, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Alitalia to Libya again

ALITALIA has become the first European Union airline to restart its commercial passenger and cargo flights to and from Libya. After an eight-month suspension, the carrier has resumed flights between Italy and the north African country torn by civil uprising. The first flight left Rome Fiumicino airport...

November 21st, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Martinair no longer passenger airline

DUTCH carrier Martinair has ended its life as a passenger carrier and will now be a cargo-only airline. All of the carrier’s passenger routes have now been absorbed by KLM, its present owner. The airline bade farewell to its passenger operations with a 767- 300ER, upon which was painted the words...

November 21st, 2011 | Cargo, Default | Read More

Transaero cargo volumes increase

DURING the first nine months of the year Russian carrier Transaero’s cargo volumes increased 30.2 per cent over the same period in 2010. The airline transported a total of 35,782 metric tonnes of cargo from January to September.

November 21st, 2011 | Cargo | Read More
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