KlasJet adds cargo services to its offering

KlasJet, a family member of Avia Solutions Group and a private and corporate jet charter company, has added cargo services to its portfolio by collaborating with cargo airline BlueBird Nordic. The latter company’s newly acquired Boeing 737-300 will enable KlasJet to carry out cargo services globally. The alliance of KlasJet’s…

Cargo demand more robust than during GFC: IATA

Despite a sharp fall in demand for air cargo in March, which fell by 15.2%, the sector is still posting better figures than during the Great Financial Crisis when it plunged 23%, according to IATA’s chief economist Brian Pearce. Pearce was speaking on a weekly audio briefing by the industry…

Africa to Europe cargo traffic drops by 70%

The air cargo sector in Africa is reeling from the impact from COVID 19 with Africa-to Europe cargo traffic now down 70% year-on-year, causing the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) to call for industry and governments in the region to take action. “We are encouraging African airlines to respond to…

Delta gets FAA approval to store cargo in passenger cabins

As demand continues to grow to move essential goods around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta is set to increase its cargo capacity by utilizing storage areas in the passenger cabin. Delta has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to utilise overhead bin space of widebody aircraft for…

Baltic Exchange partners with TAC Index and moves into air cargo market

EU authorised benchmark administrator the Baltic Exchange has partnered with air cargo pricing publisher TAC Index Company of Hong Kong. The Baltic Exchange and TAC will provide new regional general air cargo rate assessments. TAC’s Regional General Air Cargo Indices will be rebranded as the Baltic Air Freight Index (BAF…

Southwest offers its first ever cargo-only charter services

In response to the Covid 19 downturn in passenger number Southwest Airlines announced that for the first time ever, the airline will be offering cargo-only charter services on its Boeing 737s. In a written statement, Southwest said it’s looking to help get much-needed products to those who need it most,…

Avion Express launches cargo operations 

Originally established as a cargo and passenger airline back in 2005, Avion Express, leading ACMI operator with 15 years of experience, announced re-entering the airfreight market. This move comes as a response to a rapidly changing situation in the market. Although commercial passenger flights were suspended around the world due…

Air cargo volumes fell 23% in March

Global cargo volumes fell by 23% in March versus the same four weeks of 2019 with the week ending 29 March showing volumes were just half of what was moved in the same seven days of last year, according to the latest air cargo market intelligence from CLIVE Data Services….

Etihad Cargo adds cargo-only Boeing 787s to its freight fleet

Following the directive issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to temporarily suspend all passenger services to and from the UAE, Etihad Cargo continues to play its role in connecting key cargo markets and ensuring…

Aeronautical Engineers inks freighter conversion deal with Nauru Airlines

Aeronautical Engineers has inked an agreement to provide Nauru Airlines with a 10-pallet position B737-300SF freighter conversion.  The flag carrier airline of the Republic of Nauru will use the AEI B737-300SF freighter to transport fresh food, mail, medicines and other freight from various points in the Pacific. The freighter will also…