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Air cargo volumes continue their decline  (19/8)

IATA’s latest airfreight market data shows that cargo demand, measured in freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), declined for the eighth month in a row in June.

Today’s Heathrow strike called off  (7/8)

Strike action planned by workers at Heathrow Airport for August 6 has now been called off.

FedEx ups Memphis investment by $450m  (7/8)

FedEx is investing an additional $450 million to expand and modernise its world hub at Memphis airport.

Swiss WorldCargo to launch nonstop service to Osaka and Washington DC  (7/8)

Swiss WorldCargo, the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines, will begin nonstop services to Osaka, Japan, and Washington D.C. in the US as of March 2020.

Saudi Airlines Cargo helps Cirque du Soleil  (25/12)

Saudi Airlines Cargo Company transported 400 tonnes of equipment and supplies for the international entertainer Cirque du Soleil via four B747-400 freighters recently.

Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ 7-hour airfreight solution saves customer a 20-day sea journey  (18/12)

Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA), the carrier of oversize and super heavy shipments by air, and Kintetsu World Express France (KWE) have expertly orchestrated a charter flight from Paris-Vatry, France, to Damman, Saudi Arabia, transporting an 11,000 horsepower Alstom motorized pump.

Cargo Airports Do Brisk Business  (21/11)

Cargo airports were bustling in 2017, according to the Airport Council International's finalized list of the world's top 20 busiest cargo airports in 2017 (see chart). Total cargo volumes handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) increased by 7.8 percent from the previous year, to 50.6 million metric tons.

BA passengers forced to sleep on airport floor during 77-hour delay  (5/11)

British Airways accused of treating customers with contempt during enforced New York stopover

IATA announces e-AWB as default from 1 January 2019  (5/11)

In a surprise statement, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has informed the industry that, effective 1 January 2019, the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) will become the “default contract of carriage” for all air cargo shipments on enabled trade lanes.

Turkish Cargo adds Ho Chi Minh to freighter network  (5/11)

Turkish Cargo is to increase its main deck capacity in Vietnam by adding the country’s largest city, Ho Chi Minh (SNG), to its freighter network after an initial presence in capital Hanoi since 2015.

Turkish Airlines adds flights to Münster as its 13th destination in Germany (19/6)
Cathay ends Manchester freighter flights, opts for passenger bellyholds (19/6)
Etihad Cargo flies to Tanzania, Switzerland, U.S. (18/6)
Cargolux service to Zhengzhou takes off (16/6)
Ethiopian Air 'largest in Africa' (12/6)
AA Cargo begins service to two Chinese cities (12/6)
United Cargo launches San Francisco-Chengu flights (11/6)
Alaska Airlines launches service to seven new destinations (11/6)
Airbus received orders for 70 jets in May (10/6)
Qatar Airways Launches Non-Stop Service To Zagreb (10/6)
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