Etihad and Singapore in space swap

Etihad Cargo and Singapore Airlines Cargo are to exchange capacity on their services  from Abu Dhabi to London Heathrow and Frankfurt. Etihad will offer capacity to Singapore Airlines Cargo on one of its weekly freighter services from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt and on its cargo network to the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. Singapore Airlines will in turn offer cargo capacity on its freighter services to London Heathrow via ... [+]

Irish exporters warn of dire consequences if US flights go

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) warned of "dire consequences" if Aer Lingus' airfreight service to US is not retained in the privatisation of the state-owned carrier, Business World reported on 16 July. At a meeting with Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar, the IEA said that the service was vital to ... [+]

Cornwall to be aerospace hub?

Business Minister Mark Prisk has unveiled plans for an aerospace enterprise zone at Newquay Airport in Cornwall. The 'Aerohub' scheme, announced at the Farnborough International Airshow on 10 July would offer companies tax breaks and could create up to 2,500 jobs. It would be base at Newquay airport, which has ... [+]

Cranleigh becomes Regulated Agent

Airfreight trucker Cranleigh Freight Services (CFS) has gained Regulated Agent Status with the Department for Transport, one of only a few British hauliers operating within Europe to have acquired this accreditation. CFS operates a fleet of roller-bed vehicles, with trained drivers - all tracked by GPS. The accreditation was gained ... [+]

Emirates goes daily to Ho Chi Minh

Emirates will operate a daily passenger service from its Dubai hub to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 4 June. Emirates SkyCargo will offer 240 tonnes of belly-hold capacity a when the 17-tonne capacity Airbus 330-200 starts operating on the route but, from 28 October, a Boeing 777-300ER takes over, ... [+]

CEVA spreads east

CEVA Logistics has opened new premises in Bucharest, Romania. The new office, close to the biggest Romanian airport and seaports, will provide freight management solutions, including international air and ocean freight management services, cargo planning, freight management consultancy, worldwide door to door deliveries and customs clearance. CEVA’s senior vice president, Eastern ... [+]

Iberia to market Vueling space

IAG Cargo’s Iberia Cargo has signed an agreement to become Barcelona-based low-cost airline Vueling’s general sales agent for cargo and mail space for two years. Freight can be now be shipped from and to any of the 21 airports in Spain reached by Vueling as well as London and a ... [+]

Britain ‘stuck up a branch line’ warns CBI

The UK risks becoming “a branch-line destination”, and will find it increasingly hard to compete in global export markets, without a clear aviation strategy which deals with short, medium and longer-term needs, warned a CBI luminary. In a speech to a Transport Times conference, ‘A new strategy for UK aviation’ ... [+]

Charter brokers get it together

Cargo charter brokers Pacific Airlift of Singapore, The Charter Store of the US, and recently-formed NEO Air Charter of Germany have joined forces to launch Global Charter Alliance – the world’s first consortium of independent brokers, they say. Their aim is to continue providing highly-personalised service, but will work closely together to ... [+]

AEA calls for transatlantic air security standards

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has called on the US to fully recognise European cargo security standards and to sign a mutual recognition agreement. AEA secretary-general Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus said in a statement released on 16 April: "At the moment, European airlines have to seek cargo security approval on both ... [+]

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