Santa's little helper, a Lufthansa Cargo MD-11 festive freighter
12/12/2018 - aircargonews.net

Lufthansa Cargo is running seven exclusive charter flights between Frankfurt and New York to deal with peak season e-commerce demand. The German flag carrier has once again expanded its festive freighter capacity in cooperation with Deutsche Post, operating a weekly MD-11F from mid-November until Ja

Smart business: Hong Kong airport and Alibaba building a world class hub
12/12/2018 - aircargonews.net

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) and e-commerce giant Alibaba have expressed their commitment to work closely on a Smart Logistics Hub at the world’s largest cargo gateway. In June this year, a joint venture led by Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, was awarded the right to d

UK supply chain sector demands 'certainty and direction' on Brexit as prime minister faces leadership contest
12/12/2018 - aircargonews.net

The UK's supply chain sector is calling for "certainty and direction" as the country's prime minister faces a vote of confidence that could potentially delay Brexit if she loses. Earlier today the Conservative party announced that it would hold a confidence vote in prime minister Theresa May after e

AEI receives Transport Canada approval for CRJ200 SF conversion
12/12/2018 - aircargonews.net

Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) has received Transport Canada approval for its CRJ200 SF passenger-to-freighter conversion. The Transport Canada approval (SA18-130) allows for the operation of Canadian registered CRJ200 SF freighters, which have a capacity for up to 6.6 tonnes of cargo. At the en

Saudia Cargo transports 58 cars as part of the Formula E racing series
12/11/2018 - aircargonews.net

Saudia Cargo transported 58 cars to Riyadh from around Europe for the FIA Formula-E championship. Saudia, for the first time, is sponsoring the season opening race for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship that will be held, also for the first time, in the historic city of Ad Diriyah, located on the ou

Tristan Koch joins Coyne Airways
12/11/2018 - aircargonews.net

Coyne Airways has appointed Tristan Koch as its new managing director, joining in January 2019 to support the all-cargo carrier’s global expansion plans. Koch has over 18 years experience in the air cargo industry, including senior roles at British Airways, and most recently American Airlines, where

Amazon Air adds DFW area to hub network
12/12/2018 - aircargoworld.com

Amazon Air has introduced another piece to the puzzle that is its growing network of regional hubs with yesterday’s announcement of the Alliance Fort Worth Airport (AFW) as its newest location. This is the third in the series of staggered announcements from the e-commerce giant that have taken place

Lufthansa Cargo’s added capacity underpins seasonal shipping efforts
12/12/2018 - aircargoworld.com

Lufthansa Cargo has reinstated its annual capacity boost between Germany and the U.S. with the addition of its Frankfurt (FRA)-New York (JFK) MD-11 route, “exclusively for Deutsche Post [AG], and especially in the service of Santa Claus,” the carrier said today. The service will run until Jan. 3, of

Hong Kong, Alibaba Group to build HKG smart logistics hub
12/12/2018 - aircargoworld.com

Today, Airport Authority Hong Kong and Alibaba Group announced their commitment to collaborate in building a global smart logistics hub at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The right to develop and manage the hub at the world’s busiest cargo airport was awarded earlier this year to a joint vent