The Week in brief
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.
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