Hamburg Airport begins using DAKOSY Air Cargo Community System

Hamburg, Germany, 2019-May-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Hamburg Airport is one of the first airports in Germany to introduce the FAIR@Link Air Cargo Community System from software developer DAKOSY at its air cargo center. FAIR@Link is a neutral, IT-supported air cargo community system that enables all companies involved in freight handling processes – in particular… Read the full press release

dnata named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ at the 2019 Air Cargo News Awards for the 5th consecutive time

Dubai, U.A.E., 2019-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — For the 5th consecutive time, dnata has been named ‘Ground Handler of the Year’ at the 2019 Air Cargo News Awards. The award, which has long been recognised as the preeminent accolade in the air cargo industry, was accepted by Ross Marino, Senior Vice President of dnata’s International… Read the full press release

DB Schenker moves its air cargo operations directly to Budapest Airport

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Another important logistics company has decided to move its air cargo operations directly to Budapest Airport: DB Schenker has signed an agreement to rent warehouse and office space in the newly built BUD Cargo City. The brand new dedicated cargo facility will offer 21 600 square meters… Read the full press release

Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019

Singapore, 2019-Mar-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Unilode Aviation Solutions is the recipient of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award for 2019. Unilode was recognized for its Bluetooth-based tracking solution for unit load devices (ULDs). The award was presented at the 13th World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Singapore…. Read the full press release

IATA called for the modernization of air cargo processes

Singapore, 2019-Mar-12 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and the air cargo industry to focus on three priorities to accommodate the expanding demand for air cargo and ensure the economic and social benefits of aviation can be maximized. The three priorities are; Accelerating the speed of process modernization,… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times

The cargo carrier was also runner-up for ‘Global Air Cargo Brand of the Year’ and ‘International Cargo Airline of the Year in Africa’ DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Feb-26 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Global Air Cargo Airline of the Year’ by STAT Trade Times. The… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport took part in the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2018-Dec-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport’s cargo experts discussed the opening of new market opportunities in Shanghai. The Hungarian capital city airport was the only main sponsor from the region at the 15th China Air Cargo Summit 2018, a meeting of cargo professionals from all over the world. “Opening to the east”… Read the full press release

Swissport signs long-term lease agreement for a new air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South

Swissport International Ltd. signed a long-term lease agreement with airport operator Fraport AG for a new air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South. At around 16.000 square metres of surface the new cargo facility will be the third largest in Swissport’s global network of 133 air cargo warehouses. Construction is due to start in… Read the full press release

IATA: global air freight up 6.8% in February 2018 YoY

Geneva, Switzerland, 2018-Apr-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released demand growth results for global air freight markets for February 2018 showing a 6.8% increase in demand measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) compared to the same period last year. Adjusting for the potential Lunar New Year distortions by combining growth… Read the full press release

IATA FACE-UP award for 2018 winner announced

GENEVA, 2018-Apr-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation… Read the full press release

FACE-UP competition: IATA calls on graduates to present their thesis on air transport logistics

Geneva, Switzerland, 2017-Nov-05 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP –  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium(WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT… Read the full press release

Southwest Cargo named the nation’s best carrier for air cargo

Carrier earns top award by showcasing its world-class Hospitality to Customers across the U.S. DALLAS, 2016-Jun-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is flying high after recently being named the nation’s best carrier for air cargo. For the seventh straight year, Southwest earned the Airforwarders Association’s (AFA) “Domestic Carrier of the… Read the full press release

Zurich Airport honored with the Air Cargo Excellence Award 2015 in the “European airports up to 399’999 tons of air cargo” category

Zurich Airport wins the Air Cargo Excellence Award for its services in the cargo business for a third time in a row. ZURICH, 2015-3-16 — /Travel PR News/ — For its performance in cargo handling, Zurich Airport was honored with the Air Cargo Excellence Award 2015. In the category “European airports up to 399’999 tons… Read the full press release

South African Airways Cargo named the African Cargo Airline of the Year at the STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo

Johannesburg, 2015-3-5 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo bags another international award.  They have been named the African Cargo Airline of the Year at the STAT Times International Award for Excellence in Air Cargo presented at a glittering Gala Award ceremony held at the Barnyard Theatre in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg. The STAT Times… Read the full press release

Halifax Stanfield International Airport posted record-setting year for air cargo in 2014 with 8.5% increase over 2013

Growth Continues in 2015 with Weekly Korean Air Cargo Flights Halifax, N.S., 2015-2-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Halifax Stanfield International Airport posted a record-setting year for air cargo in 2014, with over 32,000 metric tonnes shipped, up 8.5 per cent over 2013. A big part of Halifax Stanfield’s cargo activity is fresh lobster and seafood… Read the full press release

IATA’s 2014 cargo data shows 4.5% demand growth compared to 2013 measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs)

Geneva, 2015-2-5 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released full-year air cargo data for 2014 showing 4.5% demand growth compared to 2013 measured by freight tonne kilometers (FTKs). That is a significant acceleration from the 1.4% recorded in 2013 over 2012. Air cargo market expansion gathered momentum as 2014 progressed. The… Read the full press release

IATA: air cargo growth accelerated with 4.7% in May compared to the year ago

Geneva, 2014-7-2 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo growth accelerated in May, with 4.7% growth compared to a year ago. This is up from the 3.8% year-on-year growth recorded in April. Cargo volumes, measured by Freight Tonne Kilometers (FTKs) were up across… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific to move its freighter operations from Dubai International to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC)

Dubai, UAE, 2013-12-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — Cathay Pacific announced today that it will move its freighter operations from Dubai International to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central (DWC) from 01 February 2014. Dubai is Cathay Pacific’s transit hub for its European destinations including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Paris and Milan. The airline currently operates 7 weekly… Read the full press release

IATA figures show small improvement in air freight growth in October 2013

Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-12-07 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released figures showing a small improvement in air freight growth in October. Compared to October 2012, global freight tonne kilometers (FTK) grew 4.0%, with growth in all regions except Africa. The gradual expansion continues a trend that began in the third quarter as air freight… Read the full press release

Bahrain Airport Company hosted Air Cargo Working Group meeting at its headquarters in Muharraq

Muharraq, Bahrain, 2013-11-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — In line with its’ continuous efforts in managing Bahrain International Airport (BIA) as a world-class airport and enhancing operations’ proficiency, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) recently hosted the Air Cargo Working Group meeting at the company’s headquarter in Muharraq. Manager of Cargo at BAC Mr. Robert Mills was introduced during the meeting… Read the full press release

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reports continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August, 2013

Geneva, Switzerland, 2013-10-01 — /travelprnews.com/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported a continued modest improvement in air cargo markets in August. August air freight demand was up 3.6% on the previous year. That is considerably better than year-to-date performance of a 0.7% expansion. Demand for air freight began increasing slowly from April, in line with… Read the full press release