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In their long-running struggle over proposed retirement plan changes, members of the German pilots union, Vereinigung Cockpit (VC), have turned up the heat on Lufthansa by... Read more
Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has achieved year-over-year tonnage growth of 20.31 percent, reaching a total of 134,322 tonnes of freight in... Read more
Volumes are expected to be robust among Europe’s freight forwarders through next month, according to Danske Bank’s latest European Freight Forwarding Index report for September... Read more
To assist with the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak emergency in West Africa, Volga-Dnepr Airlines used one of its heavy-lift An-124 Ruslan freighters to transport three United... Read more
The first serial production A350 airframe made its maiden voyage yesterday, featuring the livery of its first client, Qatar Airways. The A350-900 XWB, which took off from... Read more
Air Cargo World is pleased to solicit nominations for the 2014 Air Cargo Executive of the Year to celebrate achievement in the air cargo industry. The Air Cargo Executive... Read more

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Shanghai Pudong Int’l Airport Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd. (PACTL) has achieved year-over-year tonnage growth of 20.31 percent, reaching a total of 134,322 tonnes of freight in September. Overall, the cargo terminal saw tonnage rise by 16.55 percent to 1,078,811 tonnes in the first three quarters of 2014. PACTL has thus achieved the best monthly result in the company’s history as well as the strongest result for the first nine months of any year.   PACTL’s domestic cargo volume grew by 2.96 percent... Read more
Volumes are expected to be robust among Europe’s freight forwarders through... Read more
To assist with the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak emergency in West Africa, Volga... Read more
The first serial production A350 airframe made its maiden voyage yesterday,... Read more
Total cargo tonnage for Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways rose 9 percent, year-... Read more
This month, Chennualt International Airport (CWF) in Lake Charles, La.,... Read more

AIRFREIGHT DATA

This is the air cargo chargeable weight change year over year, including intra-regional air cargo. Asia Pacific, North America and Africa saw the largest increases for June 2014. Source: WorldACD Market Data

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Boeing’s biannual forecast predicts freighters will continue to carry more than half of cargo, but are subject to volatility ... Read more

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At the ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa, held Aug. 5-7 in Lome, Togo, many people said many things while expounding statistics and figures. ICAO summarized the first day's discussion: “Airfreight has allowed...

REGIONAL REPORTS

Americas

After a milestone business deal, Cargojet is planning for an imminent windfall of freight. In February, the Ontario, Canada-based cargo airline signed an agreement to provide...

Asia

After a lengthy wait, the road is finally open for FedEx and UPS to mount domestic express deliveries in China. The authorities in Beijing granted both companies licenses to run...

Europe

Alitalia Cargo’s fortunes are set to be revived with the acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Italy’s national carrier by Etihad Airways. And it turns out this is not the Gulf...

Middle East

Qatar Airways Cargo is set to continue its expansion with the launch of two new freighter destinations, Brussels in Belgium and Shanghai. Brussels will be served four times weekly...