Qatar restarts more Africa flights

Qatar Airways has resumed services to Nairobi, Kenya with 14 weekly flights and to Kigali Rwanda with three weekly flights. The airline now operates 33 weekly flights to eight destinations in Africa including Addis Ababa, Dar es Salaam, Djibouti, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and Tunis. [+]

Airfreight continues to climb out of the trough

Global air continued to show a ‘gradual but consistent’ month-on-month recovery in July, increasing by 8% over June, according to the latest market analysis by CLIVE Data Services. July 2020’S performance was -20% versus the same month a year ago but still reflected an improving monthly ... [+]

Chapman Freeborn strengthens in South America

Aircraft charter specialist Chapman Freeborn has appointed ATC Aviation Services as its commercial representative for South America including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. [+]

IAG yields surge during Covid crisis

IAG Cargo reported commercial revenues up 33.1% to €369m in the second quarter of 2020 compared with 2029 (1 April to 30 June) with overall yields for the quarter up by 224.7%. It said the surge reflected the extra costs of cargo-only flying and dedicated ... [+]

Swiss steps up cargo-in-the-cabin offer

Swiss WorldCargo is now offering transport of commercial cargo - in addition to medical and PPE equipment - in the former passenger cabin on charter flights between Zurich and Shanghai, Beijing, Bangkok, São Paulo, Johannesburg and Dubai. It is available for goods such as ... [+]

First class flights for four-legged passengers

Two-legged air passengers may be in short supply at the moment but Volga-Dnepr Group’s AirBridgeCargo Airlines has been busy with four-legged ones, safely delivering 54 cats and 25 dogs from Moscow to their new US homes, via Chicago. A total of 35 boxes of Maine Coon, ... [+]

IATA sees faint signs of recovery

Airfreight cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs) fell by 17.6% in June (-19.9% for international operations) compared to the previous year, a modest improvement from the 20.1% year-on-year drop recorded in May says the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Global capacity, measured in available cargo tonne-kilometres (ACTKs), shrank by ... [+]

DSV offers Latam cargo flights

Freight forwarder DSV is expanding its air charter network – which offers controlled cargo capacity on key trade lanes and reliable transit times – including round-trip flights from Frankfurt to Mexico City and Guadalajara along with others between Asia and the Americas. The network is ideal ... [+]

Delta joins green airfreight drive

Delta Cargo has joined the Sustainable Air Freight Alliance (SAFA), a collaborative initiative aiming to reduce businesses’ environmental footprint, in line with the carrier’s pledge earlier this year to become the world’s first carbon neutral airline. SAFA is a collaboration between shippers, freight forwarders and ... [+]

Qatar Airways seeks redress for trade blockade

Qatar Airways Group has launched international investment arbitrations against the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to seek redress for the air, sea and land blockade imposed on its home country since June 2017. The airline is seeking a total of at least US$5 billion ... [+]