Tag Archives: Cargo

Pics and Video: Cathay Pacific cargo takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F freighter

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F freighter from its order for ten aircraft. The carrier becomes the first operator of this new generation aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, the largest for air cargo in the world. With the delivery of B-LJE Cathay joins launch operation CargoLux, which took delivery of its first …

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Videos: Boeing Freighters at Bangalore – AeroLogic 777F, Singapore Airlines Cargo 744F

Due to its lack of a port coupled with high value addition industry, Bangalore ships, as a percentage of industrial output, more cargo by air, than any other major Indian city. Some weekend spotting videos of freighters at Bengaluru International Airport for your Monday enjoyment. The Boeing 777F of DHL and Lufthansa Cargo joint-venture Aerologic which features the huge and …

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Metallica music equipment arrives in Bangalore ahead of concert aboard TMA A300 freighter

The concert gear of music group Metallica arrived in Bangalore on Saturday afternoon, ahead of their concert scheduled for today October 30th. An Airbus A300F4-622R Trans Mediterranean Airways Cargo freighter OD-TMA brought the equipment in to Bengaluru International Airport around 1pm on Saturday. Some members of India’s official plane spotting group — Aviation Photographers India Foundation were at the airport, …

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Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines Announce Additional Orders for the Boeing 777

Earlier this week, Cathay Pacific Airways and Singapore Airlines both announced new orders for Boeing 777s. For Singapore Airlines, the order for eight Boeing 777-300ERs comes in addition to the 15 Airbus A330s that were ordered from Airbus (leased via Airbus as well) in late June. Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER at Mumbai. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal. Deliveries of the new …

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Bangalore grows 23% to surpass Chennai and become third largest airport in India

On the back of strong economic growth in the region, Bangalore has grown its passenger traffic 23% to 11.24 million for calendar 2010 surpassing Chennai to become the third largest airport in the country. For the last five years, Bangalore had been leading Chennai as the third largest in domestic passenger and freight traffic, but this year in May the …

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Lufthansa Cargo increases MD-11F flights ex Bangalore and Chennai to Frankfurt

This week onwards, Lufthansa Cargo has increased its freighter service to Frankfurt ex Bangalore and Chennai to four MD-11F flights a week by adding an additional freighter into its existing network in India. Reflecting the growth of the Indian economy, Carsten Hernig, Regional Manager India and Middle East of Lufthansa Cargo said “India is still one the most dynamic markets …

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Kingfisher Airlines launches same day delivery air cargo service, Kingfisher Xpress

Kingfisher Airlines will launch Kingfisher Xpress, a new Door-to-Door cargo delivery service from tomorrow. Kingfisher Xpress Same Day service will be India’s first and only same day delivery by air service, with a money-back guarantee. This service will offer a pick up facility in the six metropolitan cities of India — Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai with …

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UPS releases Mobile app for iPhone

UPS has released an iPhone based application for tracking and managing shipments on the road. The UPS Mobile App for iPhone offers the following features. Track – See recent tracks and assign shipment nicknames, when you log-in with your My UPS ID. Or track by number with no log-in required. Ship – Log-in with your My UPS ID to access …

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IATA March passenger and air freight data; have we bottomed out?

Data for March 2009 released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for scheduled international traffic shows continued declines. Passenger demand fell to 11.1% below March 2008 levels while airlines cut international passenger capacity by 4.4% resulting in an average load factor of 72.1% a 5.4% decline from March 2008. Air freight demand, a crucial indicator of global economic activity …

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British Airways performance reflects global meltdown in manufacturing ouput

British Airways released it performance figures for January 2009. In the month, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASKs), was 2.6 per cent below January 2008. Traffic, measured in Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs), fell by 1.3 per cent. This resulted in a passenger load factor increase of 1 per cent, to 73.2 per cent. Reflecting the deepening impact of …

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IATA: Air cargo performance even worse than post 9/11. The FUD factor at work.

SCARY!!!!, there is no other word to describe the performance numbers and the forecast from IATA, the association representing 93% of the global commercial air transport industry. For the month of December, it is now official — ALL regions of the world, have reported major declines in cargo performance in December 2008 when compared to December 2007. Across the globe, …

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British Airways’ December performance reflects global trade meltdown

British Airways today, reported its performance for December 2008. The airline’s performance is in line with IATA’s November 2008 report, which highlights a deepening of the global economic slowdown. Capacity declines are in line with actual performance. Compared to December 2007, passenger capacity, measured in Available Seat Kilometres (ASK), was down 3 percent, Actual passenger performance, measured in Revenue Passenger …

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Shocking drop in global air cargo confirms global economic meltdown

The recently announced results by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), is nothing short of shocking. International air cargo is down by a whopping 13.5 per cent in November when compared to November 2007, and passenger growth is down by 4.6 per cent. Graph legendRPK – Revenue Passenger Kilometres (sales)ASK – Available Seat Kilometres (capacity)FTK – Freight Ton Kilometres (sales)ATK …

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Australian watchdog sues Singapore Airlines Cargo

Reuters is reporting that Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, sued the cargo unit of Singapore Airlines on allegations they were involved in international price-fixing. The commission has already taken action against Qantas Airways and British Airways, who paid fines totaling $17.1 million. The commission accused Singapore Airlines Cargo, of entering into arrangements with other carriers to …

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Bengaluru International Airport completes 6 months of operations

Bengaluru International Airport announced the completion of six months of airport operations. The new greenfield airport opened on 24-May-08. 80% of the aircrafts departed on time with 15 mins tolerance, as per the internationally accepted norms. Average wait time for delivery of the first baggage on the arrival belt being 9 minutes for domestic and 13 minutes for international arrivals. …

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Customs to shift all operations to BIAL airport

Back in June, I led a high level delegation of industries on a visit of the air cargo facilities run by Menzies Aviation Bobba Group, and Air India Singapore Airport Terminal Services at Bengaluru International Airport. (Read that article). We observed that the Indian Customs Authority did not have a full presence at BIAL airport, despite earlier assurances to Industry …

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