Swissport extends air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Oct-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in Spain has extended its long-standing partnership with Lufthansa Cargo for another five years. The cooperation includes air cargo handling services for Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines at five Spanish airports. Lufthansa Cargo will continue to rely on Swissport’s air cargo services in Spain. Under… Read the full press release

The largest air cargo network operator in Africa the Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services snatches two Awards at Air Cargo News Awards 2022

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2022-Sep-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest air cargo network operator in Africa, has been crowned with ‘Cargo Airline of The Year’ and ‘Best Cargo Arline – Africa’ at the Air Cargo News Awards 2022. In a ceremony held in London on 16 September 2022, Ethiopian… Read the full press release

Swissport extends airport ground services and air cargo handling with Air Tanzania

Zurich, Switzerland, 2022-Sep-06 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport and Air Tanzania have extended their partnership at the airline’s Dar es Salaam home base for two more years until 2024. Swissport has been providing airport ground services and air cargo handling to Air Tanzania since early 2020. Air Tanzania has been relying on Swissport for… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific extends Fly Greener carbon-offset programme to its air cargo services

The programme’s carbon emissions calculator makes offsetting emissions easy and funds Gold Standard carbon-reduction projects with a social component Hong Kong, China, 2022-Aug-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific is taking the lead in aviation’s sustainability efforts in Asia with the extension of Fly Greener to its air cargo services. Fly Greener is a… Read the full press release

The IATA World Cargo Symposium to focus on building resilience of the air cargo business

Geneva, Switzerland, 2022-Aug-21 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the IATA World Cargo Symposium (WCS) will focus on building resilience to further strengthen air cargo’s post-pandemic prospects. COVID-19 tested the resilience of the air cargo business. Despite challenging conditions, air cargo delivered critical medical supplies and vaccines across the… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo’s milestones throughout 2021

Dubai, UAE, 2022-Jan-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo successfully navigated the complex landscape of the global logistics and supply chain industry in 2021 by focusing on its signature strengths and values- agility and responsiveness, customer focus, innovation, fleet and network capabilities. The airfreight division of Emirates notched up numerous milestones throughout the year,… Read the full press release

UPS orders 19 Boeing 767 Freighter to meet expected air cargo demand

UPS enters multi-year agreement to ensure a modern, efficient fleet Sale adds to record-breaking year for Boeing freighter family UPS order to help meet expected long-term global demand for air cargo SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2021-Dec-22 — /Travel PR News/ — Boeing [NYSE:BA] today (Dec. 21, 2021) announced an order for 19 767 Freighters from UPS highlighting… Read the full press release

Swissport welcomes Dimitri Bettoni as the new Managing Director for its air cargo business in Belgium

Brussels, Belgium, 2021-Dec-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International AG has appointed Dimitri Bettoni as the new Managing Director for its air cargo business in Belgium at Brussels Airport and Liège Airport. He will lead the Belgian organization starting 1 January 2022. Dimitri Bettoni has been appointed as Managing Director of Swissport’s expanding cargo… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo launches new digital booking platform

New digital cargo-booking platform offers visibility of space and rates with instant confirmation, 24/7 Hong Kong, China, 2021-Nov-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo is launching Click & Ship, its new digital booking platform, progressively across its network starting this month. Click & Ship promises booking transparency and speed, day and night. Customers can… Read the full press release

Swissport further digitizes air cargo warehousing process with new cargo app

Zurich, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is equipping its cargo workers with a brand-new mobile application and new handheld devices. The cargo app will further digitize the air cargo warehousing process and offers real-time visibility on cargo shipments. Already operational in the first five Swissport warehouses, the app will be rolled out… Read the full press release

IATA July 2021 global air cargo market: demand up 8.6% vs July 2019

Geneva, Switzerland, 2021-Sep-02 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons below are to… Read the full press release

IATA calls for more coordinated approach required to keep air cargo flowing

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has renewed its calls for a coordinated approach among governments to keep air cargo flowing. Delays in permit approvals, quarantine measures for air cargo crew and not enough support on the ground continue to hamper the movement of cargo flights carrying… Read the full press release

IATA: air cargo a vital partner in delivering much-needed support to contain the spread of COVID-19

Geneva, Switzerland, 2020-Mar-17 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its members continue to support governments in their efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Since the crisis began, air cargo has been a vital partner in delivering much-needed medicines, medical equipment (including spare parts/repair components), and in keeping global… Read the full press release

dnata announces partnership with Europe’s largest air-cargo road feeder services (RFS) operator, Wallenborn Transports

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Oct-29 — /Travel PR News/ —  dnata has strengthened its position in the cargo logistics industry in the Middle East by joining forces with Wallenborn Transports, Europe’s largest air-cargo road feeder services (RFS) operator. Wallenborn Transports has completed the acquisition of Agility Global Logistics’ interest in dnata PWC Airport Logistics LLC (DPAL), a… Read the full press release

IATA: US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Geneva, Switzerland, 2019-Oct-10 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo presented with ‘Best Customer Airline 2018’ award for transporting the largest volume of air cargo from Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Award from MAB Kargo for highest air cargo tonnage at Kuala Lumpur Air cargo carrier sees 17% growth in cargo transported in one year Operated multiple cargo charters including a special flight for solar panels to Zambia Dubai/ Kuala Lumpur, 2019-Aug-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, was presented… Read the full press release

Swissport invests in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Jul-11 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is investing in a state-of-the-art air cargo facility at Brussels Airport. While Brussels Airport Company is constructing the building, Swissport has signed a long-term lease and is investing several million euros in equipment and fittings for the new facility. The building will consist of a 25,000 sqm… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo consolidated its leadership position in the global air cargo industry by winning five prestigious awards since the start of 2019

Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jul-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates has won a number of international accolades since the start of 2019, in recognition of the outstanding quality of the air cargo services it provides to its customers. The air cargo carrier consolidated its leadership position in the global air… Read the full press release

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