Cathay Pacific Cargo announces pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-28 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has taken a significant step towards the end-to-end digitisation of the global supply chain by taking the lead in its third pilot of IATA’s ONE Record initiative, this time at its home hub in Hong Kong. The success of this pilot marks a… Read the full press release

Cathay Pacific Cargo announces milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world

Airline passes landmark figure with flights to Hong Kong and beyond Hong Kong, China, 2021-Apr-14 — /Travel PR News/ — Cathay Pacific Cargo has passed the milestone of shipping 15 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The landmark figure includes vaccines that have been imported for use in Cathay Pacific’s home hub of Hong Kong, as… Read the full press release

Milestone: dnata handled over 5,000 cargo-in-cabin flights at Dubai International airport (DXB)

5,000 cargo-in-cabin flights handled safely in one year at Dubai International (DXB) Dubai, UAE, 2021-Mar-11 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has achieved a special cargo milestone in Dubai. Since March last year, the company’s highly-trained teams have handled over 5,000 cargo-in-cabin flights, safely moving over 50,000… Read the full press release

Swissport wins cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport

Opfikon, Switzerland, 2021-Feb-09 — /Travel PR News/ — Swissport in the UK has won a major cargo handling contract from the Lufthansa Group for London Heathrow Airport. With this win, the global leader in ground services and cargo handling now handles the German airline group’s cargo at all of its UK destinations. The Lufthansa Group… Read the full press release

dnata donates cargo handling equipment to Dubai-based International Humanitarian City

Air services provider donates handling equipment for the operations of the humanitarian community Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-10 — /Travel PR News/ — dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has donated three pieces of cargo handling equipment to Dubai-based International Humanitarian City (IHC), the largest humanitarian hub in the world, to support the organisation… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo to operate cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents this July

Dubai, UAE, 2020-Jul-07 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo will be operating scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations across six continents during the month of July 2020. Some of the new cities added to the air cargo carrier’s network include Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Glasgow, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow (SVO), Phnom Penh,… Read the full press release

Emirates SkyCargo introduces weekly scheduled cargo flights to Sao Paulo

Air cargo carrier introduces scheduled flights to Sao Paulo based on demand Operates special charter flights to Buenos Aires and Santiago Uplifts flowers from Quito to Amsterdam Dubai, UAE, 2020-May-12 — /Travel PR News/ — Emirates SkyCargo has announced that with effect from 3 May 2020, it has introduced weekly scheduled cargo flights on its… Read the full press release

Budapest Airport cargo team announces new organizational structure

Budapest, Hungary, 2020-May-05 — /Travel PR News/ — Even though passenger traffic at BUD suffered a serious hit in March due to global travel restrictions to protect against the spread of Covid-19, cargo operations at Budapest Airport are in full swing and play a key role in the logistics supply of the economy and society… Read the full press release

ANA increases cargo capacity using passenger cabin to carry vital medical supplies

First Japanese airline to transport cargo in the passenger cabin. Using passenger seats and overhead compartments mean about 1.4 times* more cargo capacity to transport medical supplies. Tokyo, Japan, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced it is the first Japanese airline to carry vital medical supplies (i.e. masks, hazmat suits… Read the full press release

WFS cargo provides fast PPE shipments to front-line doctors and nurses in Copenhagen

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Denmark’s efforts to control the spread of coronavirus have been significantly aided by the rapid supply of medical equipment to Danish hospitals from around the world, with Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) cargo handling team in Copenhagen at the forefront of the response to help move PPE shipments… Read the full press release

COVID-19: WFS cargo transports medical equipment and other vital supplies

PARIS, FRANCE, 2020-May-02 — /Travel PR News/ — Despite the closure of Paris Orly Airport to all but essential flights in support of the country’s Covid-19 response programme, the local WFS cargo handling team are continuing to provide a fast and professional response for all shipments of medical equipment and other vital supplies. Since the… Read the full press release

Alaska Air Cargo to use passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, 2020-Apr-30 — /Travel PR News/ — Alaska Air Cargo announced it will fly passenger jets as cargo-only flights to carry essential goods like mail, medical equipment, e-commerce packages and food throughout its domestic network. Filling the passenger cabin with cargo will backfill the loss in capacity across the continental United States and Hawaii… Read the full press release

British Airways increases number of cargo-only flights from China to the UK

21 British Airways flights a week from China to London now operating, up from 13 this time last week Flights will be used to carry up to 770 tonnes of cargo for the NHS including PPE Cargo shipped in joint effort between British Airways, IAG Cargo, the UK Government and the British Embassy in Beijing… Read the full press release

Worldwide Flight Services supports significant increase in freighter charter services and cargo-only flights

Paris, France, 2020-Apr-23 — /Travel PR News/ — As market leader for the refueling of freighters in Hong Kong, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is playing an even more vital role since the outbreak of coronavirus, using all of its expertise to support the significant increase in the number of freighter charter services and cargo-only flights… Read the full press release

Japan Airlines revolutionizes its cargo processes with the launch of an advanced digitalization platform

Platform revolutionizes the cargo booking, outbound and inbound handling processes for JAL and its clients Tokyo, Japan, 2020-Apr-17 — /Travel PR News/ — Working closely with CHAMP Cargosystems (CHAMP), its principal cargo IT systems partner, Japan Airlines (JAL) has successfully launched an advanced digitalization platform, designed to revolutionize the cargo processes – initially across the… Read the full press release

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