Category Archives: Cargo

Successful Lithium Battery Test Conducted

AmSafe Bridport says it has successfully conducted a full scale test withstanding a lithium-ion battery fire, within its certified fire containment cover (FCC) system and … More ››

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Sochi Airport Welcomes Iran’s Mahan

One of the largest Iranian carriers, Mahan Air, performed the first Tehran-Sochi flight on July 14, launching a regular nonstop service between Iranian capital and … More ››

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Air Freight Momentum Slows

On June 4, The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a 3.3% increase in cargo volumes (freight tonne … More ››

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Swissport Awarded Second Saudi Ground Handling License

Swissport International has announced it has been awarded a second ground handling license for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Swissport Saudi Arabia (SSA), which is … More ››

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China Airlines Moves its Middle East Cargo hub to DWC

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, relocated its regional base to Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, (IATA: DWC) on April 16. The first flight, which arrived … More ››

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FedEx to buy TNT Express

US express parcels giant FedEx is to purchase its Dutch competitor TNT Express for US$4.8bn. The two companies have issued a joint statement saying their … More ››

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Munich Airport Debut for Yangtze River Express

Shanghai based cargo carrier Yangtze River Express has launched new scheduled services to Munich using Boeing 747-400 freighters. The first flight arrived on March 31 … More ››

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Gulf Air Suspends Sana’a Operations on Security Grounds

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has confirmed the suspension of its five weekly flights to and from Sana’a International Airport … More ››

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US Airport Infrastructure ‘Needs $75.7 Billion’

US airports have an estimated $75.7 billion in infrastructure investment through 2019 necessary to accommodate growth in passenger and cargo activity, rehabilitate existing facilities, and … More ››

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Air Freight Makes Slow Start in 2015

On March 3, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) … More ››

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