L to R: Mathias Jakobi ACD President / Tim Strauss, V.P. Cargo Air Canada / Michael Sauer, Air Canada Manager Cargo Sales Germany and Northern Europe / Christoph Papke, ACD
L to R: Mathias Jakobi ACD President / Tim Strauss, V.P. Cargo Air Canada / Michael Sauer, Air Canada Manager Cargo Sales Germany and Northern Europe / Christoph Papke, ACD

Canada’s national carrier, Air Canada, has also benefited a lot from this year’s upsurge in air cargo traffic, as have others. This was pointed out by Tim Strauss, who was recently appointed as Vice President Cargo for the airline in his presentation at this month’s Air Cargo Germany (ACD) meeting in Frankfurt.

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Following PART 1 of our LH Cargo Exclusive, published last week, CEO Peter Gerber surprisingly announces in this follow-up report a root-and-branch-transformation of the carrier’s existing Cargo Center at FRA Airport. This implies that initial plans for building a new freight terminal from scratch belong to the past. In his meeting with CargoForwarder Global, the executive also revealed specs on his carrier’s upbeat business situation. Read more>

Since long, Pakistan International Airlines is on the downturn caused by corruption, overstaffing, mismanagement, leading figures that come and go and, above all, the lack of basic reforms. Nothing really changes because PIA has become something to loot for various interest groups that only pursue their selfish interests, torpedoing the advance of the airline, argues Bernd Hildenbrand, the carrier’s former acting CEO. Read more>

Air Hong Kong to be wholly-owned by Cathay Pacific
Air Hong Kong to be wholly-owned by Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific has sold eight A300-600 freighters to DHL International for US$281.89 million and leased them back as part of a deal to gain full control of cargo airline Air Hong Kong. Read more>

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The air cargo industry is doing very well at the moment, but it will remain a very volatile business as new operating models are emerging. This is the message given by Seabury’s Dirk de Rooij who was the key speaker at the 3rd Cargo Talks organized by Air Cargo Belgium. Read more>

As the orders for new Boeing 747 freighters now dwindles, the question arises as to whether the venerable Boeing 767 will use ahead with a new career as a freighter. Conversions, especially for Amazon’s Prime Air product have been very much in the news during the past twelve months. Read more>

Official opening of Intelligent Logistics Park
Official opening of Intelligent Logistics Park

Cainiao, the official global parcel tracking platform of the Alibaba Group, and 4PX, one of China's leading logistics providers for cross-border e-commerce, have officially opened their new International Intelligent Logistics Park in Dongguan, Guangdong province. Read more>

Last Friday evening, Cologne-Bonn Airport chief Michael Garvens was temporarily suspended on suspicion of embezzlement. Simultaneously, Bremen Airport sacked their managing director Juergen Bula.

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The carrier intends to roll over its freighter fleet within the next 6 years, extend its own AeroLogic commitment, aims to work closer with their joint venture partners, and embark on a course to harmonize key processes with its sister company Swiss WorldCargo.
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No more new planes, flights or destinations for Hong Kong Express
No more new planes, flights or destinations for Hong Kong Express

Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department (CAD) has banned low cost carrier Hong Kong Express from taking delivery of new aircraft and adding flights or destinations to its network. Read more>

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