Asia Pacific airlines’ cargo demand fell by 6.4% year-on-year in Aug: AAPA

83 voti Diminishing business confidence levels and significant declines in international trade volumes caused reductions in air cargo demand in August 2019 for Asia Pacific airlines. According to preliminary figures for the month of August released by the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), air cargo demand in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) fell by 6.4 percent year-on-year in August. Subdued… Inserita da acaainews 21 giorni fa

SpiceXpress expands cargo capacity with 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter

103 voti SpiceJet’s cargo division, SpiceXpress has taken delivery of its first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF), which it will operate in South Asia. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has validated the 737-800BCF’s certification, clearing the way for the freighter to serve a rapidly growing region. “We are expanding the markets we currently serve, particularly in the Middle East,… Inserita da acaainews 21 giorni fa

12 of top 30 airports in 2018 located in either China or India: ACI’s World Airport Traffic Report

78 voti Trade association of the world’s airports, Airports Council International’s (ACI) latest World Airport Traffic Report has revealed that most of the world’s fastest-growing airports are located in emerging markets, a significant proportion of them being in the Asia-Pacific region. As many as 12 of the fastest-growing top 30 airports in 2018 are located in either China or India. India’s Bangalore… Inserita da acaainews 31 giorni fa

Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kochi airports show interest in AAI’s ACDM

80 voti The Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kochi airports have evinced interest in the Airport Collaborative Decision Making (ACDM) system developed in-house by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The airport officials met senior officials of the AAI to discuss the use of ACDM, which results in reduction of congestion at holding point at the runway of an airport. It also helps reduce fuel consumption,… Inserita da acaainews 31 giorni fa

Govt of Maharashtra partners with Zipline for medicine deliveries using drones

95 voti Delivery drone service Zipline is expanding to India, with a partnership with the government of Maharashtra to use its autonomous logistics network to deliver emergency medicines and critical care in the state. In the first phase of operations, two distribution centres located near Pune and Nandurbar will be established to service public health facilities in those regions beginning in early 2020.… Inserita da acaainews 31 giorni fa

Zipline drones to reach where the streets have no name with Bono as director

78 voti Rock band U2 frontman and philantrophist Bono has become a director in Zipline, the largest drone delivery service in the world. The delivery drone company transports life-saving medicines to Rwanda and Ghana. For Bono, the plight of HIV patients he witnessed in Malawi, Africa 20 years ago, made him take the decision to support Zipline. “I was in Malawi, in Lilongwe, and I was watching people be… Inserita da acaainews 34 giorni fa

Emirates SkyCargo flew 235,000 tonnes of cargo to & from Belgium and Norway in 5 years

74 voti Emirates SkyCargo has completed five years of operations to Belgium and Norway. Since September 2014, the freight division of Emirates has flown over 235,000 tonnes of cargo to and from these countries, stimulating trade and helping local businesses reach global markets. “Currently our customers in and around Brussels can access up to 20 tonnes of belly hold cargo capacity on Emirates’ twice daily… Inserita da acaainews 38 giorni fa

Turkish Cargo’s IATA CEIV Pharma certification renewed

76 voti The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certificate of Turkish Cargo has been renewed till 2022. The certificate, which was initially obtained in 2016 and valid for three years, was renewed following trainings planned with the Turkish Airlines Aviation Academy and audits by IATA. The result was an extension of the validity… Inserita da acaainews 38 giorni fa

Cathay Pacific Group cargo numbers fall 14% in August; capacity cuts planned

100 voti Cathay Pacific Group has reported a significant decrease in the amount of cargo carried in August 2019, compared to the same period last year. Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon together carried 161,394 tonnes of cargo and mail in August, a drop of 14 percent compared to the same month in 2018. The cargo and mail load factor fell by 7.5 percentage points to 60.9 percent. Capacity, measured in… Inserita da acaainews 38 giorni fa

Oman Air to power new transformation plan with digital push

93 voti Oman Air has unveiled its transformation plan for the improved performance of Oman’s national carrier. As part of the plan, the carrier will focus on fleet harmonisation, organisational restructuring and increased digital transformation. The carrier also called on employees to think about what can be improved and come forward with their suggestions. Discussing the plan with airline employees on… Inserita da acaainews 41 giorni fa

Saudia Cargo adds freighters on New York-Liege, Nairobi-Europe routes

86 voti Saudia Cargo has enhanced its presence in Europe and Africa by adding new freighter flights, as well as extra belly capacity in its passenger flights to cope with the seasonal demand. Saudia Cargo has added a second additional weekly freighter flight to operate on Tuesday and Thursday to JFK Airport in New York via LGG Airport in Liege, Belgium by a 747-400F freighter aircraft. It has also become… Inserita da acaainews 41 giorni fa

After Gaborone, Qatar Airways set to add direct flight to Luanda

91 voti Qatar Airways will launch its new service to Luanda, Angola, starting March 2020. The flight to the capital and largest city of Angola will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner five-times a week. Qatar Airways  Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are excited to be announcing our new service to Luanda – the latest destination in our rapidly expanding African network connecting… Inserita da acaainews 42 giorni fa

LATAM Cargo Brazil flies 2 bears to new home in São Paulo

69 voti LATAM Cargo Brazil has transported two bears from Fortaleza to a wildlife sanctuary in São Paulo. The bears were transported in partnership with the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) and the Fortaleza State Environmental Superintendence (SEMACE). Veterinarians and animal protection experts were on standby to oversee the loading of the bears on a Boeing… Inserita da acaainews 44 giorni fa

Skyways 2.0 is more aggressive, socially responsible: Yashpal Sharma

68 voti The 36th annual meet of  Skyways Group  witnessed the revamp of the group with a new brand slogan and anthem ― ‘Moving with You’. The annual meet was held at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza in New Delhi from August 8-10. It also commemorated the company’s 37th Founders’ Day on August 8. The event saw over 350 employees participating from across the offices. Speaking at the event, Yashpal… Inserita da acaainews 44 giorni fa