SATA Cargo names APG Cargo as North America sales agent

APG Cargo has been recently appointed by Azores-based SATA Cargo as the latter’s general sales agent for the Canadian and United States markets. “With APG, we can now expand the business, providing a closer and more efficient service to customers, considering the benefit of having local representatives, with extensive international…

World air cargo volumes in “steep decline” last week

Global air cargo tonnage fell last month, according to market analysis by WorldACD, which said there was a steep decline over the final week of November linked to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. The 8% week-on-week slump came at the end of what WorldACD said was “normally a bouyant…

K-Mile Asia launches new charter program for SF

K-Mile Asia has launched a new charter program for SF. As a part of the new program, K-Mile will operate two flights per week from mid-November serving Shenzhen Bao’an (SZX) from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) using dedicated B737-400 Freighter. Welcoming the new charter programme, K-Mile’s Managing Director, Pansith Sasunee, said: “This…

Global air cargo demand down almost 14% year-on-year, IATA says

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) October 2022 global air cargo data suggest “headwinds” such as high fuel costs, the strength of the US dollar and rising inflation are hitting demand, which was down 13.6% on October last year. “As many costs are denominated in dollars, the currency’s appreciation adds…

DSV Global Transport joins Etihad Cargo’s carbon offset initiative

DSV Global Transport and Logistics have become Etihad Cargo’s first partner to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to offset the carbon emissions of its cargo shipment. Etihad Cargo transported DSV’s cargo shipment from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi on Etihad’s first transatlantic NetZero flight on November 13, 2022. Etihad Cargo…

IAG lifts donated cricket gear to flood-hit Pakistan

IAG Cargo, part of International Airlines Group (IAG), has carried around 3,000 pieces of donated cricket equipment to Pakistan, where months of widespread flooding has destroyed schools and sports facilities. The gear is to be sent to some of the 26,000 schools affected by the disaster, a donation IAG said…

Atlas shareholders sign off on acquisition by investors

Atlas Air Worldwide’s shareholders have voted to approve the company’s acquisition by an investor group. John Dietrich, Atlas’s president and chief executive, said the deal, which earlier had been unanimously endorsed by the Atlas’s board of directors, offers “compelling value” to shareholders/ The buyers are led by funds managed by affiliates…

Japan Airlines signs deal with Yamato Holdings for cargo services

Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a deal with Yamato Holdings to operate 21 freighters per day on its behalf starting April 2024. The airline plans to launch the cargo operations using Airbus A321 P2F. The flights will be operated by Spring Airlines Japan, JAL’s low-cost subsidiary. Spring Airlines have taken…

K-Mile Asia launches new route connecting Hong Kong to Bangladesh

K-Mile Asia has launched a route connecting Bangkok to Bangladesh with five weekly cargo flights as a part of its network expansion. The cargo carrier is planning to replace its B737-400 Classic aircraft with B737-800BCF aircraft to serve the new Hong Kong Dhaka route. Pansith Sasunee, K-Mile’s Managing Director, said:…

Etihad Cargo achieves IATA’s CEIV Pharma recertification

Etihad Cargo has been awarded Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma recertification by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The carrier is one among 37 airlines to hold IATA CEIV Pharma certification globally. Etihad Cargo is the first Middle Eastern Airline and third global airline to hold the…

Atlas gets new Boeing 777-200 with three more to come

Atlas Air has received the first of four new Boeing 777-200 freighters it was expecting under a partnership with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, for which it will operate the aircraft. John Dietrich, president and chief executive of Atlas Air Worldwide, said he was “looking forward to this partnership with MSC,…

World’s air cargo traffic to double, Boeing predicts

In its newly-released global air cargo outlook, Boeing is forecasting that air cargo traffic will double by 2041. According to the jet manufacturer’s 2022 World Air Cargo Forecast, the global freighter fleet will expand by over 60% over the two decades, with “strong demand for new production” as well as…