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Delta has broken ground on a $160 million expansion at New York LaGuardia airport, a project that is being pursued even as Delta works toward completion of its $1.2 billion facelift at John F. Kennedy airport. “No other airline is approaching that level of commitment to New York in the next 12 months,” Delta CEO Richard Anderson said in a statement. The airline plans to add 100 more flights into LaGuardia this summer.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines has completed the steps necessary to be listed in the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit register. Tatyana Arslanova, executive president for the carrier, spoke out about this achievement, remarking that IOSA certification is “a further demonstration to our customers of AirBridgeCargo’s growth, safety standards and quality level.”
Virgin Atlantic Cargo has named SkyXS as its first-ever general sales agent in Poland. This appointment coincides with Virgin Atlantic Cargo’s recent launch of trucking services from Poland to London, which connect to a series of flights to Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.
FedEx Express announced that its shipping envelopes are now carbon-neutral, making it the first global integrator to offer customers carbon-neutral envelopes at no additional cost. The company is also investing in global initiatives that move or sequester greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
Garuda Indonesia has ordered 11 additional Airbus A330-300s. This marks the third order Garuda Indonesia has placed for the wide-body aircraft since July 2010, with the carrier currently having 21 planes on firm order.
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