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Asian carriers have Mexico in their sights. Cathay Pacific, which launched all-cargo flights to Guadalajara last September, added Mexico City to its freighter network in March. Korean Air also mounted freighter flights to Guadalajara. Like Cathay, it tagged the Mexican destination to an existing U.S. route. The Korean carrier intends to ramp up its... Read more
By John W. McCurry and Adina Solomon The express airfreight business is showing new life as of late as companies position themselves to take advantage of expanding markets while... Read more
Emirates SkyCargo, Japan Airlines and Southwest Airlines won the Diamond Awards at Air Cargo World’s Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards ceremony held on March 10 at the Hyatt... Read more


Posted under Editorial by John W. McCurry
The ability to attract new blood to the air cargo sector and retain it is an ongoing concern for many in the industry. The International Air Transport Association is tackling the issue with its fledgling Future Air Cargo... Read more
Posted under Forwarders’ Forum by Brandon Fried
My grandparents used to tell me about an earlier time when preparing for a meal involved visits to several shops to assemble the necessary ingredients. While the dairy delivered milk and butter to one’s door, meats were purchased... Read more
Posted under legalledger by Daniel W. Raab
A recent case of interest to the air cargo industry is Suburban Air Freight, Inc., Petitioner v. Transportation Security Administration, Respondent, 716 F.3d 679 (U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia 2013), which... Read more


Alison Webster recently became executive manager of Qantas Freight, which saw underlying EBIT down 50 percent for the second half of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. Webster has held a range of senior commercial, sales, marketing and operational roles at Qantas and British Airways. She was... Read more
Digital edition: April 2014

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More than two decades have passed since Lockheed Martin has produced civilian Hercules cargo aircraft. The Bethesda, Md.-based defense company says the time is right and the... Read more


The battle for coveted health care traffic entered a new round in February when DHL launched a temperature-controlled airfreight service across the Atlantic on a dedicated 747-400... Read more


Alone and isolated, TNT Express faced a bleak future just a year ago. Its misery was wrought by a failed US$6.8 billion (4.8 billion euro) takeover bid by UPS, thwarted by... Read more

Middle East

Yet another study predicts the continued surge of air cargo in the Middle East. Alpen Capital, a Dubai-based investment banking firm, issued a report in March predicting that... Read more