Qatar Airways Cargo honoured with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award

The cargo carrier was recognised for its recent developments, leadership and innovation in the air freight industry Doha, Qatar, 2020-Mar-10 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo was presented with the “International Cargo Airline of the Year” award at the STAT Times grand gala awards event held at the Grand Hyatt, Mumbai on 26… Read the full press release

Swissport to track and monitor Unit Load Devices with Bluetooth technology

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Feb-27 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport will work with Unilode and Descartes to track and monitor Unit Load Devices (ULD) using Bluetooth technology at its cargo warehouses. The cargo handling division will equip its 115 cargo warehouses with tracking sensors during 2020. During 2020, Swissport will rig its cargo warehouses with Bluetooth… Read the full press release

Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems for its suite of e-cargo solutions

Oman Air Cargo awards CHAMP Cargosystems a five-year contract for Traxon cargoHUB, Traxon Global Customs, Traxon Global Security, and Traxon CDMP Frankfurt, Germany, 2020-Feb-21 — /Travel PR News/ — Oman Air Cargo has awarded CHAMP a five-year contract for its suite of e-cargo solutions. Following a request for proposals for cargo IT solutions, CHAMP won the… Read the full press release

Swissport to launch its first cargo business in Australia with the signing of lease agreement at Melbourne Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2020-Jan-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport’s large-scale launch of its first cargo business in Australia is officially underway following the signing of a lease agreement for a brand-new air cargo facility at Melbourne Airport, with other locations to be announced early this year. Swissport has signed an initial seven-year lease on a… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo geared up to facilitate global trade and cargo movement in 2020 and beyond

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jan-15 — /Travel PR News/ — At the start of a new decade, Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is geared up to facilitate global trade and cargo movement in 2020 and beyond through a combination of innovative product development and investment in ‘fit for purpose’ infrastructure. “The global air cargo industry… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo launches twice weekly Boeing 777 freighter service to Osaka, Japan

Route will be operated twice weekly with a Boeing 777 Freighter The new freighters will supplement the existing belly-hold cargo capacity to and from Japan Doha, Qatar, 2020-Jan-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the world’s leading air cargo carriers is pleased to announce the expansion of its cargo network in… Read the full press release

Heathrow expects to fly Over 144,000 tonnes of Christmas cargo for the holiday season

Over 144,000 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 68 London Eyes – of Christmas cargo is expected to fly through Heathrow, during the holiday season New data reveals a surge in the export of British Christmas essentials with children’s toys, Christmas tree lighting and whiskey topping Santa’s list In its third year, Heathrow’s #12ExportersofChristmas campaign… Read the full press release

New State-of-the-art cargo facility to further strengthen Frankfurt’s position as a leading airfreight hub

State-of-the-art cargo facility to further strengthen Frankfurt’s position as a leading airfreight hub – New building to expand Swissport’s handling capacities by almost 50 per cent – Roof-mounted photovoltaics to generate over 1.5 million kWh of electricity yearly FRANKFURT, GERMANY, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Fraport AG and Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH today (27.11.2019)… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds services to Campinas, Brazil, Santiago, Chile, Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia into its global freighter network

Campinas, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Lima, Peru and Bogotá, Colombia will join the carrier’s global network The cargo carrier is not only growing its network but also its fleet DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Dec-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo, one of the leading air cargo carriers is excited to announce major expansion of services in… Read the full press release

Gatwick Airport: Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth

New routes and retail success results in EBITDA +7.9% year-on-year Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires routes support passenger and cargo growth One in five passengers from Gatwick now flying long-haul LONDON, UK, 2019-Nov-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Gatwick has today (26/11/2019) revealed in its interim results that new direct routes to Brazil and… Read the full press release

Swissport International names Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Nov-04 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport International has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA. Mark Skinner becomes Head of Business Development & Sales EMEA. By appointing dedicated managers for its Air Cargo and the Ground Services businesses, Swissport strengthens its customer centricity further. They both assume their new roles on… Read the full press release

Swissport introduces newly developed self-services kiosks at its cargo warehouses

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-Sep-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport is speeding-up the air freight handling processes at its cargo warehouses by introducing newly developed self-services kiosks. The digital innovation reduces waiting times and increases the quality of the air freight documentation. Swissport has launched a global initiative to speed-up air freight handling processes at its cargo… Read the full press release

CVG becomes one of largest cargo airport by volume in the United States

HEBRON, Ky., 2019-Sep-25 — /Travel PR News/ — Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport has passed one of New York City’s airports to become the seventh-largest cargo airport by volume in the United States. CVG passed John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, according to federal statistics. Carriers serving CVG carried 104,569 tons of cargo during August,… Read the full press release

CDA welcomes JAL’s new cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport

CHICAGO, IL, 2019-Aug-06 — /Travel PR News/ — The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) today (08/01/2019) joined with Japan Airlines (JAL) and Kalitta Air at O’Hare International Airport to celebrate JAL’s new lease to utilize Kalitta Air’s wide body freighters for multiple, weekly cargo flights between O’Hare International Airport and Narita International Airport. “O’Hare is one… Read the full press release

ALPA: The Safe Skies Act Would Ensure Cargo Pilots Are Sufficiently Rested Before Flight

WASHINGTON, D.C., 2019-Jul-26 — /Travel PR News/ — The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 today (July 23, 2019) announced renewed efforts to achieve one level of safety for all-cargo pilots and… Read the full press release

Moscow Cargo earns Eurasian award for the most modern and high-tech cargo air terminal

MOSCOW, Russia, 2019-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — LLC Moscow Cargo became the winner of the Eurasian award in the field of aviation marketing 2019 in the special nomination “For the launch of the most modern and high-tech cargo air terminal in the Eurasian region”. The solemn award ceremony took place on the 8th of July… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Singapore as a new freighter destination on its transpacific freighter route

Launched less than a year ago, the transpacific service has quickly become a highly successful route connecting Asia to North America Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jul-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Close on the heels of major cargo announcements made at the Paris Air Show, Qatar Airways Cargo has added Singapore as a new freighter destination on… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo signs landmark order for five new Boeing 777 freighters

Three new freighter-only routes also revealed: Hanoi to Dallas, Chicago to Singapore and Singapore – Los Angeles – Mexico City The cargo carrier will grow to become the number one global carrier this year in both fleet and network Doha, Qatar, 2019-Jun-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has announced a significant new… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo starts handling pharmaceutical cargo at a new purpose-built facility in Chicago

Air cargo carrier unveils purpose-built pharma facility at Chicago Pharma Corridors programme extended to 20 stations globally Dubai hub receives successful GDP re-certification Dubai, UAE, 2019-Jun-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Reinforcing its position as the global market leader for the air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals, Emirates SkyCargo has significantly boosted its worldwide pharma handling… Read the full press release

Swissport appointed as the new operator of Finnair Cargo’s COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2019-May-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Finnair Cargo has appointed Swissport as the new operator of its COOL Nordic Cargo Hub facility at Helsinki Airport, one of the most modern air cargo hubs in Europe. From June 2019, Swissport will handle over 600 tons of perishables, pharmaceuticals and general cargo daily. The COOL Nordic… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport announces cooperation with Chinese cargo hubs to further develop aviation links between China and Hungary

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Apr-29 — /Travel PR News/ — Budapest Airport will cooperate closely with two major Chinese cargo hubs, in order to further develop aviation links between China and Hungary. This is the main goal of the cooperation agreement (memorandum of understanding) signed during the “Belt and Road Forum” summit held in Beijing. Budapest Airport has… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo’s joint business agreement brings Europe closer to Hong Kong

Eastbound expansion of Cathay Pacific and Lufthansa Cargo’s joint business agreement brings Europe closer to Hong Kong Hong Kong, China, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Customers of Cathay Pacific’s cargo division and Lufthansa Cargo are now enjoying the advantages of the recent expansion of the carriers’ joint business agreement (JBA), which has seen the start… Read the full press release

Southwest Cargo introduces new shipping options

Carrier’s Award-Winning Cargo Team Showcases New Shipping Options DALLAS, TX, 2019-Apr-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co.(NYSE: LUV) Cargo Team today (Apr 2, 2019) revealed a refreshed product menu built to meet the ever-changing needs of air cargo Customers. The revamped menu provides Customers with new options including a brand new product for your… Read the full press release

dnata launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-29 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, continues to increase its global footprint and launches operations in Belgium by opening a new cargo centre at Brussels Airport. The company’s expansion into the Belgian capital represents an investment of EUR 8 million and creates up to 100… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport cargo zone welcomes a new airline: Sichuan Airlines Cargo

Brussels, Belgium, 2019-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — By the end of April, the Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines Cargo, active in a country well-known for its e-commerce, will strengthen the cargo network operated at Brussels Airport. With 732,000 tonnes of cargo in 2018, Brussels Airport has become one of the major hubs. Its strategic location at… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo received its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th consecutive year

Carrier’s Award-Winning Cargo Team lands prestigious honor for 10th consecutive year DALLAS, TX, 2019-Mar-08 — /Travel PR News/ — Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is celebrating success by bringing home one of the industry’s top air cargo awards. The Airforwarders Association recently honored Southwest Cargo with its Domestic Airline of the Year award for the 10th… 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 welcomes cargo-partner Kft among the first tenants of its brand new cargo center

BUDAPEST, Hungary, 2019-Feb-25 — /Travel PR News/ — The handover of the brand new cargo center called BUD Cargo City is scheduled for the end of 2019 at Budapest Airport. Linked with this, the construction of a second building dedicated for forwarders also commenced at the end of January. Budapest Airport now welcomes cargo-partner Kft, one… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo starts freighter operations to Almaty in Kazakhstan

The new freighter services offer significant import capacity into Almaty DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-23 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter operations to its second new destination in 2019, Almaty in Kazakhstan, offering more than 200 tonnes of capacity each week to the Kazakh city. The twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighters depart Doha… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo adds Guadalajara, Mexico as new destination on its high demand transpacific freighter route

After a highly successful year in 2018, the cargo carrier expanded its freighter network with new destination Guadalajara DOHA, Qatar, 2019-Jan-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has commenced freighter services to Guadalajara, Mexico, expanding its network in the Americas region. The new destination is being served by the airline’s Boeing 777 freighter…. Read the full press release