Sectors News | Airfreight

Sometimes there is no choice but to move heavy and oversize cargoes by air. The latest news and developments from airlines, charter brokers, airports, manufacturers and forwarders specialising in airfreight.

Air Partner opens in LA

June 13 - UK-headquartered charter broker Air Partner has opened a new office in Los Angeles, USA, which will serve the southern Californian and broader West Coast markets.

HACTL’s dual ABC challenge

June 13 - Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL) has safely handled two charter flights for AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC).

Gates soars into Amerijet role

June 11 - Amerijet International has appointed Glen Gates as director of charter sales, responsible for the growth and diversification of the airline’s charter activities.

New Airbus BelugaXL on route to maiden flight

June 8 - In preparation for its upcoming maiden flight, Airbus’ first BelugaXL is now in its heavy ground test phase – which focuses on the highly modified airframe for this next-generation oversize cargo airlifter.

Saudia Cargo set to expand in Jeddah

June 6 - Saudia Cargo has signed agreements with Al-Bawani, Siemens and AECOM to construct a 75,000 sq m cargo handling facility at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah.

Hunt & Palmer names Farquharson

June 1 - Hunt & Palmer has named Karen Farquharson as director of business development, responsible for developing the company’s US operations and activities in the air charter markets in the Americas and Caribbean.

ACS widens Beijing footprint

May 24 - Air Charter Service (ACS) has relocated to larger premises in Beijing in order to facilitate the broker’s growth plans in China.

Antonov powers ahead in Pakistan

May 17 - Antonov Airlines has transported a power plant rotor from Italy to Pakistan on board one of its seven AN-124-100 aircraft.

Silk Way adds Liege connection

May 15 - Silk Way West Airlines has added regular flights between Liege Airport in Belgium and its global cargo hub in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Volga-Dnepr confirms SALIS exit

May 1 - Russia-headquartered airline Volga-Dnepr confirmed that it would cease to provide heavy lift airfreight services under the Strategic Airlift Interim Solution (SALIS) programme.

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