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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 extending its current two-day strike for short-haul routes to include long-haul... 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 2014. Airfreight was the strongest segment mentioned in the report, reaching... Read more

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Two Cargolux officials have agreed to serve 13 months in jail for coordinating surcharges on airfreight shipments to and from the United States in the U.S. Department of Justice’s... Read more
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Adria Airways has extended its 20-plus-year freight-handling contract with Fraport Cargo Services. The Slovenian flag carrier currently operates 220 flights throughout Europe each... Read more
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The new mantra in border control and air security appears to be cooperation, rather than confrontation. Oliver Evans, vice chairman of the International Air Transport Association... Read more
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As more countries sign up to the Montreal Convention, the number of trade lanes open to electronic Customs filings will increase. But in an IATA media briefing this week, Des... Read more
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Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Airlines hauled key parts of the launch vehicle utilized for NASA’s historic, multibillion-dollar mission to Mars. The carrier, which has worked with NASA in... Read more
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The International Air Transport Association has downgraded its 2012 forecast for airline profits from $4.9 billion to $3.5 billion. The biggest reason for the downgrade appears to... Read more
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Randy Babbitt has resigned as chief of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration halfway through his five-year term after being placed on administrative leave following his... Read more
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Early next year, non-members of IATA's Cargo 2000 program will be able to access the initiative's master operating plan. This open access will expand the range of Cargo 2000's... Read more
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Executives from the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group recently met with U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin and senior Transportation Security Administration... Read more
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The third quarter of fiscal 2012, which ended October 31, was rather profitable for UTi Worldwide Inc., despite weakening airfreight volumes. Revenues for the global freight... Read more
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As the demand for cargo in North America increases over the next 20 years, executives at Airbus see the need for around 400 new freighters. But this all-cargo bump is almost... Read more
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The Air Transport Association of America has changed its name to Airlines for America. The new moniker better conveys A4A’s mission to advocate on behalf of the American airline... Read more
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The ongoing saga between Boeing and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers appears to be largely resolved. The parties have reached a tentative, four-... Read more
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In an address to attendees of the Arab Air Carriers Organization Annual General Meeting, International Air Transport Association Director General and CEO Tony Tyler praised the... Read more
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UPS, which opened five pharmaceutical facilities this year in the Americas, Europe and Asia, is continuing its pharma push with its acquisition of the Italian company Pieffe... Read more
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