For more air cargo news, data and analysis, please go to: http://www.airguideonline.com/professional.htm Jun 26, 2006
Surcharges to Offset Higher Gas Prices Seen As Effective for Shipping Companies. Faced with escalating fuel and materials prices, businesses have been forced to pass on those higher costs to customers to save their profits. And for companies like FedEx Corp., the strategy has proven to be a winner. Surcharges have become a chief executive's best weapon in preserving balance sheets. But, the success of these extra fees has been a mixed bag as consumers grow increasingly wary about how far their dollars stretch. Jun 23, 2006
AirBridge Cargo added a second weekly IL-76 freighter operation to connect with its international services from its hub in Krasnoyarsk to Sakhalin to satisfy demand from the oil and gas industry in the region and opened an office on the island as well. It launched a weekly service to Sakhalin from Frankfurt and Amsterdam in March last year. Jun 19, 2006
Alpine Air Express stated that its operating subsidiary Alpine Air, a leading provider of regional air cargo transport and logistics services, has been awarded new contracts for the regional air transportation of U.S. Postal Service mail for the states of Montana and South Dakota. The contracts have an initial three-year term with three additional one-year extension options. The total three-year contract is estimated to generate more than 25 million dollars in gross revenue to the company. Jun 19, 2006
American Airlines Cargo Division announced that online booking functionality is now live on Cargo Portal Services (CPS), a multi-carrier electronic booking and shipment management service for the air cargo industry, supported by Unisys. Jun 19, 2006
Boeing, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific orders six 747-400ERFs. With its share/management restructure with Dragonair bedded down, Cathay Pacific Airways moved quickly to expand its freighter fleet with an order for six 747-400ERFs that takes up all the remaining slots for the standard 747.The PW4062A-powered aircraft are scheduled to arrive between May 2008 and April 2009. They will be deployed on routes to North America. The airline operates 14 747 freighters comprising one dash 400BCF, six dash 400Fs and seven dash 200Fs. It has an outstanding order for five dash 400BCFs and options on another six. Dragonair's freighter fleet consists of four 747-200s/300s, one...