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To assist with the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak emergency in West Africa, Volga-Dnepr Airlines used one of its heavy-lift An-124 Ruslan freighters to transport three United Nations helicopters from Moscow to Freetown, Sierra Leone. The multi-purpose... Read more
The first serial production A350 airframe made its maiden voyage yesterday, featuring the livery of its first client, Qatar Airways. The A350-900 XWB, which took off from Toulouse, France, on the afternoon of Oct. 15, is expected to be delivered to Qatar... Read more

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The Irish Exporters Association has downgraded its 2011 growth projection from 7 percent to 5 percent after a rough third quarter. Although Irish shippers saw a 12-percent surge... Read more
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Azerbaijan’s Silk Way Airlines and Siberia’s S7 Airlines have commenced service with Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd. Silk Way will fly to Hong Kong twice a week, while S7 will... Read more
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September freight volumes fell significantly at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, underlined by the airport’s 6-percent, year-over-year, loss in tonnage. Despite these numbers, the... Read more
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has added four Latin American destinations to its flight network: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Havana and Punta Cana. The inclusion of these routes... Read more
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September proved to be an even more difficult month than August in terms of global cargo volumes, International Air Transport Association executives revealed. Falling 2.7 percent... Read more
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Singapore Airlines Cargo launched weekly freight service from its hub at Changi Airport to Frankfurt Airport on November 2. The new route, which is performed on Boeing 747... Read more
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Michael Steen, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association, has spoken out about the Hesse Administrative High Court’s ban of scheduled nighttime flights at Frankfurt... Read more
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President Obama signed long-awaited FTAs with South Korea, Panama and Columbia on October 21. The passage of these agreements has garnered applause from numerous U.S.-based... Read more
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In a survey conducted by the Dutch Shippers Council (EVO) this summer, the majority of its members expressed uncertainty as to the security and fuel surcharges currently charged... Read more
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Freight traffic in the Asia-Pacific region continues to level off from its 2010 peak. Weakened markets in North America and Europe, coupled with the March earthquake and tsunami... Read more
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AviancaTaca has a lofty goal: By 2015, air cargo will account for 25 percent of the group’s revenue, Victor Mejia Rivas, Avianca’s vice president of cargo, recently estimated.... Read more
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Airfreight industry veterans have established a new charter company that nixes communication with shippers/end users and deals exclusively with freight forwarders. The Frankfurt-... Read more
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In a landslide vote, members of the U.S. House of Representatives have voted to prohibit U.S. carriers from participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme. The... Read more
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Although LAN Airlines experienced an 11-percent, year-over-year, drop in net income in the third quarter of 2011, the Latin American carrier reported double-digit cargo gains.... Read more
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The third quarter of 2011 was very profitable for both Delta Air Lines’ and Southwest Airlines’ freight businesses, with cargo revenues surging 13 percent and 12.9 percent, year-... Read more
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