While pax figures are contracting at TK, cargo keeps on going up  -  courtesy TK
While pax figures are contracting at TK, cargo keeps on going up - courtesy TK

The Turkish economy is presently having a tough time due to internal strife and the apparent drop back in foreign investment in the country.
This situation has not gone unnoticed by Turkish Airlines, who due to a drastic fall in passenger traffic during the past months, has been forced to put aircraft “on-ice.” Read more>

In a joint initiative, employers and trade unions at Brussels Airport have launched an appeal to the powers that be to consider the dramatic impact of the stringent noise regulations to be imposed by the government of the Brussels region. The Flemish Transport Minister Ben Weyts is considering invoking another conflict of interest. Time is pressing! Read more>

India has made itself a name as a large exporter of perishables and pharmaceuticals. But diamonds? Up to now, it’s been a well-kept secret known only by insiders that these high-priced and extremely well-guarded items are a main commodity flying from Belgium to India - and back. Read more>

She took office on 1 November of last year. Since then Jacqueline Casini has set new accents in Lufthansa Cargo’s media relations strategy and marketing activities. CargoForwarder Global was the first publication to speak with her in depth about her aims, ambitions and visions in her new role as head of the freight carrier’s communications department. We met up with a highly extraordinary person. Read more>

IN BRIEF, THE LATEST AIRLINE INDUSTRY NEWS.
Here is our summary what has happened in the last few days. Read more>

All post and deliveries shall be trackable by 2020
All post and deliveries shall be trackable by 2020

China wants to further expand the country's courier express network and develop its domestic logistics market as the world's largest by 2020, Xinhua news agency said, quoting a report by the State Post Bureau (SPB), the country's postal regulator. Read more>

In a surprise announcement, the Airport Services Association (ASA) have announced that their Chairman Samim Aydin and the Secretary General, Martin Meyer have both vacated their positions within the organization.
Both have been at the helm of ASA since 2010. Read more>

Singapore Post (SingPost) announced its revenue for the third quarter (Q3) was up by 16.8% on last year, but its underlying net profit was down 28.5% to S$31.4m. The group said the declines were due to the operating losses in the U.S. eCommerce business, costs related to the new Regional eCommerce Logistics Hub, and a fall in domestic mail volumes. Read more>

Australia-based Toll Group will be holding meetings with union officials over the next few days to discuss possible job losses, because the company is facing "challenging" market conditions, local media reports said. Read more>

IN BRIEF, THE LATEST AIRLINE INDUSTRY NEWS. Read more>