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The Week in brief

By Hpanchal on February 2, 2012
  • GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. has constructed a new cargo terminal at Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport. The R$11 million logistics terminal, which opened February 1, features 5,000 square meters of operational space on a 10,000-square-meter plot. It’s capable of handling 150 tonnes of freight a day, nearly four times the capacity of GOL’s previous terminal.
  • AviancaTaca has agreed to purchase 33 A320neo and 18 A320 aircraft from Airbus. The agreement, which marks the single largest order from a Latin American carrier, follows AviancaTaca’s MOU with Airbus signed during the June Paris Air Show.
  • Hactl has switched over 54 airline customers to the COSAC-Plus cargo management system in the second phase of implementation. Phase one of COSAC-Plus migration occurred on December 26, with Delta Air Lines and Japan Airlines comprising its first users. Hactl’s remaining customers will migrate to COSAC-Plus in subsequent phases throughout early 2012.
  • Lynden International has opened a new logistics center at Brussels International Airport. The service center features temperature-controlled shipping to address the increasing demand for transportation services catering to Belgium’s medical, pharmaceutical and other high-growth sectors.