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Strong exports and freighters to North America help Cathay Pacific grow

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September 15, 2016 Cathay Pacific and Dragonair cargo and mail volumes grew by 3.8 per cent in August with strong demand to North America and growing exports from Hong Kong and China. The two airlines handled 153,733 tonnes in August with the load factor increasing by 2.7 percentage points to 63.3 per cent as capacity […]

Emirates to fly A380s to Manchester three times a day

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September 15, 2016 Emirates SkyCargo is to upgrade Manchester Airport flights to a thrice-daily Airbus A380 route as it celebrates cargo volumes growing to over 22,000 tonnes a year. The third A380 will replace the existing Boeing 777-300ER on 1 January 2017 and will make it the fourth fully A380 service in Europe after London, […]

Airline Giants Craving Latin America Foothold Eye Avianca Deal

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September 14, 2016 Some of the world’s biggest airlines, looking for a bigger foothold in Latin America, may have found a path through Colombia. Avianca Holdings SA, based in Bogota, has been hunting for an international partner to help shore up its balance sheet and support growth. The publicly traded carrier is controlled by brothers […]

Singapore Airlines not to extend lease on first A380 jet

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September 14, 2016 Singapore Airlines Ltd will not extend the lease on its first Airbus A380 jet when it expires next year, a further blow for Airbus Group as the manufacturer seeks to bolster new sales of the world’s largest passenger plane. “Our first five A380s are on a 10-year lease, with options to extend. […]

South Africa’s cabinet has confidence in new state airline board: Zuma

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September 13, 2016 South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday his cabinet has confidence in a newly reconstituted board of the struggling state airline. Zuma, who was responding to questions in parliament, also said state-run companies were “not at war” with each other, a reference to public disputes between firms such as power utility […]

Lufthansa Cargo awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification

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September 13, 2016 Lufthansa Cargo has become one of six airlines worldwide to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification. The certification covers airline operations and the 4,500 square metre Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center in Frankfurt and it awarded the certificate following independent specialists reviewing processes […]

Finnair Cargo bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 shipments over fire concerns

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September 13, 2016 Finnair Cargo is banning shipments of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones due to fire hazard concerns with the battery cell. A number of airlines including Delta Air Lines and Cathay Pacific and regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority and Federal Aviation Administration have already issued warnings to passengers with the […]

HAE appointed by DHL Aviation as GSA in the UAE

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September 13, 2016 HAE has been appointed as the general sales agent (GSA) for DHL Aviation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The contract will start on Thursday, 15 September and HAE DXB, as it known says it is delighted to announce its new working partnership with DHL Aviation. HAE adds: “Having gained this exciting […]

American to connect Dallas with Amsterdam and Rome

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September 12, 2016 American Airlines will connect Dallas Fort Worth International Airport with daily seasonal flights to Rome and Amsterdam from May to September 2017. The airline will use a Boeing 777-200 for flights to Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport and a Boeing 767-300 for the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol services. DFW chief executive […]

Cargolux adds new Puerto Rico service and targets cool chain sector

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September 12, 2016 Cargolux Airllines International has introduced a new direct flight from Luxembourg to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, on 2 October – targeting the perishables and cool chain markets. The flight leaves Luxembourg every Sunday at 22.15h and arrives in San Juan on Mondays at 01.30h (local times). Cargolux utilised highly specialised cool chain equipment […]