The North African carrier (code: MS) tabled plans showing large investments in its freighter fleet and ground infrastructure. Air transport is expected to grow by 30 percent following the announced expansion program. Read more>

Representatives of Liege Airport and Turkish Cargo welcome the first A330F after its arrival at the Walloon airport - courtesy: LGG
Representatives of Liege Airport and Turkish Cargo welcome the first A330F after its arrival at the Walloon airport - courtesy: LGG

The Istanbul-based freight carrier has added Liege (LGG) to its European network, operating an Airbus A330F.

LGG further informs that a 6,000 sqm freight terminal has opened its doors last weekend, adding to the existing ground handling capacity. Read more>

Rhine-Main accounts for near to half of the total air cargo passing through German airports last year - courtesy LHC
Rhine-Main accounts for near to half of the total air cargo passing through German airports last year - courtesy LHC

There is plenty of news in the aviation media these last weeks about the boom year 2017. This applies to both passenger and cargo figures which in the case of air cargo reached in many areas all time highs.
We take a short look here and how the German airports fared throughout 2017. Read more>

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

The future of Etihad’s five Boeing 777Fs remains uncertain - photo: EY
The future of Etihad’s five Boeing 777Fs remains uncertain - photo: EY

Once named as the “fastest growing carrier,” Etihad Airways seems now to be flying into continual head winds and has during the past twelve to eighteen months, had to make some hard decisions in order to cut losses around the globe. This, according to reports in the U.S. press, has led to yet another unhappy decision - fleet reduction.
Have the seven lean years commenced? Read more>

The Fraport Group, which also runs Frankfurt Airport has presented mixed January results. Passenger figures went up substantially but Cargo grew only very moderately. Read more>

In search for a central European cargo hub - courtesy ABC
In search for a central European cargo hub - courtesy ABC

CargoForwarder Global has been informed that ABC is actively study-ing the possibility of setting up a secondary hub in Central Europe next to their main one in Moscow, bundling the carrier’s European traf-fic there. The project has been confirmed by their Moscow headquar-ters. Read more>

60 million euros – an awful lot of money! This sum Air France – KLM agreed to pay to Deutsche Bahn for settling recourse claims filed in 2014 by the railway company and its logistics arm DB Schenker against the Franco-Dutch freight carrier for continued price collusion. So far, it is the highest sum paid by any member of a former price fixing cartel to DB, including All Nippon Airways, Cargolux, SAS, Lufthansa Cargo and some others. Read more>

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

TBSx3, DB Schenker and DP World launches blockchain consortium to protect global supply chains - courtesy TBSx3
TBSx3, DB Schenker and DP World launches blockchain consortium to protect global supply chains - courtesy TBSx3

Blockchain? Isn’t that something to do with Bitcons, where computer nerds are making – or losing? – huge amounts of money, whereby no-one really knows where that money comes from or where it goes? Or is it just a modern hype, nicely illustrated by the “Long Island Iced Tea Corporation” that a few months ago almost tripled its share value overnight just by changing the company’s name to “Long Blockchain Corporation” – while still just selling iced tea? Read more>

Brussels Airlines Cargo has increased its volume by 34% during 2017, to over 49,000 tonnes. VP Global Cargo Alban François is convinced that 2018 will bring another boost to over 55,000 tonnes as well as an even closer cooperation with Lufthansa Cargo. Read more>

Canadian regional carrier, First Air which has its main operating base at Ottawa International Airport is said to be looking for Canadian government financial support to fund expansion at their Ottawa and Arctic regional cargo hubs. The airline which operates passenger and cargo regional routes within Canada has a fleet of 17 aircraft. Read more>

E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly considering the launch of a shipping service, "Shipping with Amazon" or "SWA," which could challenge FedEx, UPS, DHL and other express delivery players. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) the new service, which entails Amazon picking up packages from businesses and shipping them to consumers, will start out in Los Angeles "in coming weeks," but slated to expand almost immediately. Read more>

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

Besides neatly presented crunchy vegetables and colorful fruits of all sorts and from all geographical regions, the yearly Berlin-held mammoth event Fruit Logistica proved to be a trade fair offering participants a platform for raising pressing questions and discussing the future of this specific business segment. So attending this year’s show was really worthwhile. Read more>