The Week in brief
By Hpanchal on February 17, 2012
Posted in Air Cargo World News
- Dascher Transport of American is the newest member of Lufthansa Cargo's Global Partnership Program. "Lufthansa Cargo's closely meshed route network and frequent, excellent service makes the company a strong partner for our intercontinental business," Dacher's Thomas Reuter said in a statement.
- JAL has ordered 20 Boeing 787-9 aircraft, converting 10 of the 35 Boeing 787-8s it already has on order. The -9s are set for medium- and long-haul routes starting in 2015.
- Saudi Airlines Cargo will now provide a service for moving less-urgent shipments. The new BellyFlex offering is aimed toward goods that can be delivered within a transit time of four to eight days. Peter Scholten, Saudi's vice president, commercial, said in a statement that there was a growing demand for "cost-effective solutions for shipping non-urgent cargo."
- Lufthansa Technik Philippines has opened a $30 million A380 maintenance hangar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. According to a company press release, up to 400 new employees will work at the 8,500-square-meter development.
- FedEx Trade Networks has opened a new office in Lyon, France. This facility marks the freight forwarder’s third location in France and will be propelled by operations at Lyon-Saint Exupery Airport, which handles more than 300,000 tonnes of cargo a year.
- UPS has acquired Brussels-based Kiala, a move that is expected to help UPS broaden its business-to-consumer deliveries.