Here are some of the more interesting news shots from the industry of the past week.

Jettainer appoints new Sales Director
Thorsten Riekert has been appointed as new Sales Director for Jettainer, the Frankfurt based ULD management company.
Riekert who has previously held senior positions with the Lufthansa Group .
His most recent job was as Head of Sales & Key Account Management at Lufthansa Technical Training.
Mr Riekert‘s main job will be to expand the global Jettainer customer base.

Thorsten Riekert joined Jettainer’s team.
Thorsten Riekert joined Jettainer’s team.

Frankfurt Air Cargo Community offers new Logistics Service
The ACCF is offering logistics managers of pharmaceutical related companies informative behind the scenes tours of of Frankfurt Airport with the aim of giving them a first-hand  introduction to the complex handling systems surrounding the storage and transport of pharmaceutical goods.
Named “visit FRA pharma,“ the tours are free of charge, take place in various parts of the airport cargo complex  and last about half a day.
Interested managers can sign up under

Leisure Cargo changes management
The Leisure Cargo long standing managers, Ralf Auslaender and Christian Weidner have parted ways with the company.
Leisure Cargo which was originally set up as the cargo sales arm of Air Berlin is now being headed by Klaus Sieger who was for many years with Lufthansa Cargo before joining Air Berlin.
It is rumoured that Auslaender and Weidener were not at all in agreement with the decision  taken in 2012 to outsource the Air Berlin cargo sales activities in FRA and DUS to Etihad Airways. Both managers left their posts in the company already some while back.

Klaus Sieger took over from Ralf Auslaender at Leisure Cargo
Klaus Sieger took over from Ralf Auslaender at Leisure Cargo

IAG Cargo ramps up operations for peak season
November and December are traditional peak season months for air cargo and IAG Cargo has come up with what they see as a way of ensuring customers actually get their goods on time.
They state that operations will be enhanced by introducing a  total of 2000 same-day  connections at their Heathrow hub, increasing capacity in the so called Premia handling facility for small packages and e-commerce and eight further new secure trucks which are to be put into operation for last minute high-value shipments.

Luxemburg Pilot Union requests International support
In a joint press release issued by The Luxemburg Pilots Union and (A.L.P.L.) and the worker union LCGB, support is being asked from the International Federation of Air Line Pilots‘ Association (IFALPA) for Cargolux pilots in the event of industrial strike action.
The association has made the request that pilots of other airlines should give their support if asked to provide extra flights to meet capacity demands which may be caused by non-operation of Cargolux flights in order to avoid that Cargolux customers will not suffer from a possible flight disruption.
The LCGB states that 94 percent of members have voted for industrial action if no agreement on the collective work agreement is reached by the end of this month.

John Mc Donagh

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