The Week in brief
- DHL Global Forwarding will manage global transportation of in-flight amenities from Singapore Airlines to its network destinations. The contract, which covers both air and ocean freight services, will originate from Singapore’s hubs in Germany, China and Singapore. The services, which also include inland transportation to Singapore’s China and Germany hubs, will start next month in China and will commence in Germany in May. DHL started work in Singapore in January.
- Boeing and Israel-based EL AL have signed a contract for four 737-900ERs that are worth a total of $343.2 million. “These additional airplanes will help us expand our fleet to meet the growing demand from our customers. We will use the Boeing 737-900ERs to replace the current fleet of 757-200s and to serve the growing markets in our network,” Elyezer Shkedy, EL AL’s CEO, said in a statement.
- United Continental Holdings will begin daily nonstop service between San Francisco International Airport and Guadalajara, Mexico, under the auspices of Continental Airlines starting June 9. The route will be operated with Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
- Air Transat has signed a second five-year agreement with Unitpool giving the company, selling all its ULD to the company and transferring to Unitpool all ULD management activities. Without having the manage its ULDs, Air Transat will focus on expanding its business. Unitpool will also help the company transition to new lightweight ULD containers, which will help save fuel.