Southwest Airlines announces tentative agreement with TWU 555

Southwest Airlines Co. and the Transport Workers Union Local 555 (TWU 555) today reached a Tentative Agreement for a new labour contract. TWU 555 represents nearly 18,000 Southwest Airlines Ramp, Operations, Provisioning, and Cargo Agents. Adam Carlisle, Vice President Labor Relations at South...

Turkish Technic successfully completes first A330 passenger to freight plane conversion

Turkish Technic has achieved the milestone of helping convert an Airbus A330 from passenger to freight plane. Working with Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) GmbH, the centre of excellence for Airbus Passenger to freighter (P2F) conversions, Turkish Technic has converted and relocated the upper frame shell...

STARLUX orders A350F and more A330neo widebodies

STARLUX Airlines of Taiwan has placed a firm order for five all-new A350F freighters and three more A330neo widebody aircraft. The agreement was signed at the Singapore Airshow by KW Chang, Chairman of STARLUX Airlines and Christian Scherer, CEO of the Commercial Aircraft business of Airbus. G...

Etihad Airways appoints Vice President Cargo to drive growth

Etihad Airways has appointed Stanislas Brun to the role of Vice President Cargo. Brun will be responsible for Etihad Cargo's commercial operations including scheduled and charter flights, revenue management and network planning. Brun will report to Etihad Airways' Chief Operating Officer, Moha...

LATAM Cargo Chile achieves CEIV Pharma re-certification

LATAM Cargo Chile has announced its successful re-certification by the Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma). During 2023, they renovated and improved their cold chain facilities and carried out a comprehensive technological upgrade on all exist...

Air Partner uses 70 tonne crane to pull off cargo operation

Air Partner's Cargo Division successfully orchestrated the delivery of two heavy-load crates containing oilwell spares weighing a total of 47 tonnes from Southern Europe to the Middle East. The operation necessitated the use of a 70-tonne crane, a high-capacity flatbed trailer and extra shoring e...

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Turkish Cargo lands two awards at Air Cargo India 2024

Turkish Cargo received "Innovative International Cargo Airline of the Year" award at the "International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo" ceremony. Turkish Cargo has also been awarded  in the "Innovative Logistics Solutions in Air Cargo" category, with SMARTIST facility. Ali Turk, the Chief...

Emirates SkyCargo scores top honours at STAT Times International Awards

Emirates SkyCargo was named International Airline of the Year at the STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo. The Emirates SkyCargo team, led by Divisional Senior Vice President, Nabil Sultan, accepted the award in Mumbai, on the sidelines of Air Cargo India 2024. Nabil Sul...

SmartLynx Airlines appoints Edvinas Demenius as the new CEO

SmartLynx Airlines has announces the appointment of Edvinas Demenius as the new Chief Executive Officer, starting from February 15th. This transition is part of a natural growth cycle, as Edvinas Demenius has been a board member and Chief Commercial Officer of SmartLynx Airlines for more than sev...

Etihad Cargo continues strong cool chain product growth trajectory

Etihad Cargo has achieved year-on-year growth of the carrier's dedicated cool chain products — PharmaLife and FreshForward in 2023. The airline recorded the highest volumes of pharmaceuticals transported in Etihad Cargo's history, achieving a 37 per cent increase in shipments compared to 2022. ...

Emirates Delivers connects Kuwait shoppers to the UAE

Emirates Delivers has launched a new route, connecting Kuwaiti shoppers with United Arab Emirates based-brands. Upon signing up to Emirates Delivers, the e-commerce delivery solution from Emirates SkyCargo, shoppers are given a unique shipping address in the UAE, UK and US, available in ‘My Su...

SriLankan Cargo partners with cargo.one to digitalize sales

SriLankan Cargo and cargo.one today unveiled an exciting global partnership to bring the Sri Lankan national carrier’s cargo capacity to the leading platform for digital air cargo bookings. Comprising its very first digital sales channel for air cargo, cargo.one will soon deliver its booking pl...

Etihad Cargo Securetech to make transportation of consumer electronics safer

Etihad Cargo has developed and launched SecureTech in response to growing global demand from the carrier's customers and partners for a product that addresses the challenges of transporting high-value electronic devices cost-effectively while minimising risks. To ensure the secure transportation ...

Korean Air gets approval from the EC on Asiana merger

The European Commission (EC) announced its approval of Korean Air’s business combination with Asiana Airlines on February 13. This approval comes in the form of conditional clearance, which is subject to the airline’s compliance with certain commitments agreed upon with the EC. As a result...

LATAM group and María Flowers offset over 1,290 tons of CO2

María Flowers, a flower importer company, and LATAM group have successfully offset 1,297 tons of CO2 through strategic conservation projects in South America. This compensation corresponds to the total CO2 emissions from all its flower shipments transported with the cargo subsidiaries of the LAT...

American Airlines Cargo moves more than 1.2 million pounds of flowers for Valentine’s Day

American Airlines Cargo has moved more than 1.2 million pounds (lbs.) of flowers ahead of Valentine’s Day. The carrier shares that the flowers mainly moved from Europe and Latin America during Feb. 1-10, destinated for locations across the globe to ensure the seasonal blooms are fresh and ready...

airBaltic launches the construction of the Baltic cargo hub

The Latvian national airline airBaltic has announced its partnership with UPB Nams, SIA for the construction of the Baltic Cargo Hub at RIX Riga Airport. This state-of-the-art facility is set to become the largest dedicated air cargo handling center in the Baltics, solidifying Riga Airport's posi...

ECS Group and Thai VietJet Air to grow Thailand and Asia cargo operations

Low-cost carrier, Thai VietJet Air, has awarded the tender of its cargo operations to ECS Group, signing a Master GSSA agreement with ECS Group, on 01 February 2024. Thai VietJet Air looks to further increasing its cargo revenue and export volumes across Thailand and various Asian countries, incl...

LATAM Group concludes Valentine’s season with 25.000 tons of flowers exported

The LATAM group, through its air cargo subsidiaries, concluded the Valentine's season by leading the flower transportation in the region with close to 25,000 tons exported in just 21 days from Colombia and Ecuador due to the festive occasion. This marked a 36% increase compared to the same season...

DHL workers at East Midlands Airport to strike further 14 days

DHL workers at East Midlands Airport to strike further 14 days

Members of the trade union Unite employed by DHL Aviation at East Midlands Airport will "dramatically escalate" the industrial action set to begin tomorrow with a further 14 days of strikes. Unite announced on 31 January that its members would walk out on the airport over a pay dispute with DHL A...

Hong Kong Air Cargo connects Hong Kong and London

Hong Kong Air Cargo has launched a new intercontinental e-commerce route to London Stansted, the first UK route. The first flight, RH364 departed from Hong Kong International Airport at 00:05 HKT on February 4 and landed in London at 11:50 GMT. The airline operates this route with the Airbus A...

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