Swissport’s operational activities in the Netherlands awarded with the IATA CEIV pharma certification

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2017-Jul-22 — /Travel PR News/ — With the increasing flow of Life Science & Healthcare shipments over the past few years, maintaining a stable and secure supply chain requires specific equipment, storage facilities, harmonized handling procedures and above all, strong cooperation among the cool chain partners. Swissport The Netherlands started to develop a dedicated… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo transported the Qatar’s first two shipments of 330 Holstein cows from Europe

Qatar Airways Cargo transported the Qatar’s first two shipments of 330 Holstein cows from Europe   The cargo carrier has swiftly and safely flown its first two bovine shipments from Europe, launching the country’s newest industry DOHA, Qatar, 2017-Jul-20 — /Travel PR News/ — Qatar Airways Cargo, the cargo division of the State of Qatar’s… Read the full press release

South African Airways Cargo: New Pet Lounge facility for domestic pets at Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal

JOHANNESBURG, 2016-Dec-05 — /Travel PR News/ — South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo), the airfreight division of South African Airways, is proud to introduce its new Pet Lounge facility for domestic pets at Cargo OR Tambo International Terminal. The Pet Lounge started operating from 1 October 2016. The lounge is specially designed for the pets’ comfort… Read the full press release

Changi Airport Group strengthens its capabilities to handle pharmaceutical cargo

SINGAPORE, 2016-Mar-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced today that it will be the first airport in Asia to launch a community of cargo partners whom it will support to pursue the attainment of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators on Pharmaceutical Handling (CEIV Pharma)… Read the full press release

Strong growth in cargo and passenger volumes for Brussels Airport in May

BRUSSELS, Belgium, 2015-6-5 — /Travel PR News/ — Brussels Airport again passes the 2 million-passenger mark in May. Cargo too records strong growth, particularly in the full-freighter segment. Due to the problems at ATC provider Belgocontrol on 27 May the number of flights decreased compared to May last year. Passengers In May 2015 Brussels Airport… Read the full press release

Martinair Cargo to scale back its fleet by June 2016 and will continue as a freighter operator for Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo

Martinair Cargo is to scale back its fleet by June 2016 and will continue as a freighter operator for Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo using three Boeing 747-ERFs and a Boeing 747-BCF. The company has reached this decision after thorough deliberation with all the parties involved. Amstelveen, Netherlands, 2015-3-17 — /Travel PR News/ — In September 2014, Air France-KLM-Martinair… 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

Hong Kong International Airport sets new monthly record for cargo tonnage throughout November 2014

HONG KONG, 2014-12-16 — /Travel PR News/ — Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) set a new monthly record for cargo tonnage throughput in November 2014. During the month, cargo volume rose by 5.5% year on year to reach 421,000 tonnes. Continued growth was also seen in other traffic categories during the month, in which HKIA… Read the full press release

Hong Kong Airlines (HX) to operate Incheon-Hong Kong cargo route 3 times per week

The busiest cargo route of Incheon Airport will see rapid traffic climb Seoul, South Korea, 2014-3-3 — /Travel PR News/ — The private Hong Kong-based airline, Hong Kong Airlines (HX) was newly recruited and will operate Incheon-Hong Kong route 3 times per week. Incheon-Hong Kong is the busiest cargo route for Incheon Airport Incheon Airport held a… Read the full press release

Cargo-XML standards: IATA released its second edition of the Cargo-XML Manual and Toolkit

Montreal, Canada, 2014-2-28 — /Travel PR News/ — The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its second edition of the Cargo-XML Manual and Toolkit, providing Cargo-XML standards for the electronic exchange of information that replace traditional Cargo-IMP for the air cargo industry. The toolkit provides electronic message standards that ensure uniformity, clarity, accuracy and economy in electronic… Read the full press release

Brussels Airport reports 6.1% passengers and cargo growth in January 2014

6.1% growth in January, both for passengers and cargo Brussels, Belgium, 2014-2-12 — /travelprnews.com/ — In the course of the month of January, Brussels Airport handled 1,214,897 passengers, up 6.1% on January 2013. With this result, the airport once again records strong growth. Passengers Passenger growth in January is in line with the earlier growth of 6.2%… Read the full press release

UAE carrier Etihad Airways achieved highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014-1-6 — /travelprnews.com/ — Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, is celebrating a year of record-breaking success after achieving its highest ever passenger and cargo volumes in 2013. Nearly 12 million people flew with Etihad Airways last year, marking a significant increase of nearly 16 per cent in comparison to… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo now offers weekly capacity of 10,900 tonnes in and out of the Indian subcontinent

Dubai, U.A.E., 2013-11-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, is expanding its operations in the Indian subcontinent following the recent launch of Emirates services to Sialkot, the airline’s fifth route in Pakistan. Supporting the thriving trade between the Indian subcontinent and the rest of the world, Emirates SkyCargo now offers a weekly capacity into and… Read the full press release

Qatar Airways Cargo to begin scheduled dedicated freighter services to four new destinations – Beirut, Madrid, Paris and Tbilisi

DOHA, Qatar, 2013-11-5 — /travelprnews.com/ — Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it will begin scheduled dedicated freighter services to four new destinations: Beirut (Lebanon); Madrid (Spain); Paris (France); and Tbilisi (Georgia); while increasing frequency to Seoul (South Korea) and increasing capacity on its Oslo (Norway) route. “The next few months will prove to be yet another exciting… Read the full press release

Aviation Officials Break Ground on 820,000 square foot Cargo Center at O’Hare International Airport

Chicago, Il, United States, 2013-10-31 — /travelprnews.com/ — Today (October 30, 2013), Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation​ (CDA) and Erin Gruver, Executive Vice President of Aeroterm LLC​, to break ground on the 820,000 square foot O’Hare International Airport Northeast Cargo Center, a massive development project that will expand and enhance the efficiency of O’Hare’s… Read the full press release

Vienna Airport announced 1.3% passenger decline in September 2013, cargo up by 13.8% YoY

Vienna, Austria, 2013-10-23— /travelprnews.com/ — The number of passengers handled by Vienna Airport in September 2013 declined by 1.3% year-on-year to 2,145,988. Cargo traffic rose by 13.8% during this same period. Flight movements declined by 4.5%, while maximum take-off weight was 0.6% lower. The number of local passengers fell by 2.2% in comparison with September 2012. The number of transfer… Read the full press release

The biggest and heaviest aircraft in the world the “Antonov AN 225” landed at Bahrain International Airport (BIA)

2013-09-30 — /travelprnews.com/ — The biggest and heaviest aircraft in the world, the “Antonov AN 225” had a successful landing at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) on Thursday, 26th of September 2013, at 2:30pm. The largest heavy-cargo aircraft in the world arrived to Bahrain from Cairo International Airport. Known to the aviation worlds under names like Mriya… Read the full press release

AIRFRANCE KLM August 2013 traffic figures: passenger +4.9%, cargo -1.3%

Passenger: rise in traffic (+4.9%) and unit revenue ex-currency Cargo: decline in traffic (-1.3%) and unit revenue Passenger 2013-09-06 — /travelprnews.com/ — In August 2013, passenger traffic rose by 4.9% for capacity up by 2.3%. The load factor stood at 87.9%, up by 2.2 points. The group carried 7.15 million passengers (+3.0%). Unit revenue per available seat kilometre… Read the full press release

Singapore Changi Airport announced it 4.54 million passengers in July 2013, up 4% YoY

SINGAPORE, 2013-08-29 — /travelprnews.com/ — Singapore Changi Airport handled some 4.54 million passenger movements in July 2013, an increase of 4.0% compared to a year ago.  Air traffic movements for the month also grew by 6.9%, with 29,000 landings and take-offs recorded at Changi.  Airfreight movements increased by 1.1% on-year, with 160,000 tonnes of cargo passing… Read the full press release

Africa’s largest cargo operator Ethiopian Cargo opens 2nd cargo hub in Africa in Lomé, Togo in partnership with ASKY Airlines

2013-08-24 — /travelprnews.com/ — Ethiopian Cargo, the largest cargo operator in Africa, is pleased to announce the opening of a second cargo hub in Africa based in Lomé, Togo, in partnership with ASKY Airlines. The new cargo hub will commence operations in September 2013 after the phase-in of a B737-400F. For the past three years, Ethiopian… Read the full press release

Swissport announced it will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA

2013-08-02— /travelprnews.com/ — Customers will benefit from the combined operational excellence and consistent service quality worldwide Swissport and the French Derichebourg SA today announced they have signed a definitive agreement under which Swissport will acquire Servisair from the French Derichebourg SA. In this context Swissport has secured appropriate financing for the acquisition by issuing and successfully… Read the full press release

Abu Dhabi Airports Company welcomed Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo’s newly launched flight operations to Abu Dhabi International Airport

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2013-07-15 — /travelprnews.com/ — Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) welcomed on the 14th of June the newly added Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo flight to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The aircraft arrived to Abu Dhabi International Airport at 2305 local time, where it was saluted with the traditional water cannons. This flight is the… Read the full press release

Southwest Airlines Cargo won gold award for its Cargo Companion (sm) at Connected World magazine’s Value Chain Awards Gala

2013-07-03 — /travelprnews.com/ — Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) Cargo is proud to announce the carrier’s recent recognition at Connected World magazine’s Value Chain Awards Gala, having been honored with the gold award in the Aviation category for the product, Cargo CompanionSM. Cargo Companion, a comprehensive GPS tracking device, launched in July 2012. “We are honored and proud to… Read the full press release