In anticipation of a new 60,000-square-foot, multi-tenant cargo facility, officials at Toronto-Hamilton Airport released numbers showing a significant increase in cargo flights last year. In 2010, the airport received 14 percent more cargo flights when compared to 2009's numbers, with a 33.8 percent year-over-year increase in chartered flights. Airport officials say the scheduled cargo results are 3 percent higher than cargo growth in North America.
After coming under attack for its alliance with Saudi Arabian Airlines, Delta has gone on the defensive. Speaking out about its nondiscrimination policy, Delta has denied any ties to anti-Semitism and maintains that it doesn’t code-share with Saudi; it only allows Saudi passengers to purchase tickets on multiple airlines.
Merck has tapped UPS to manage its worldwide healthcare supply chain.
American Airlines has been named Boeing’s launch customer for the airline manufacturer’s ecoDemonstrator Program. Promoting noise reduction, fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability, this program will be used to develop new technologies that advance the aviation sector.
Changi Airport announced that Taiwanese airline TransAsia Airways has commenced daily service to Singapore. This route brings the total number of weekly flights between Singapore and Taipei to 60.
Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) experienced significant cargo growth during the 2010-2011 fiscal year, recording 4.2 million tonnes of cargo during the period, a 16.5 percent year-over-year increase. The airport's 2010-2011 total of 316,000 movements is a 12.9 percent year-over-year increase.
Capping off a busy month for A330 orders, Singapore Airlines has finalized an agreement to buy 15 A330-300s. The carrier currently boasts 19 of the planes in its fleet.