Jun 4, 2007
European Cargo Services acquired a stake in Africa West Cargo Airlines, the GSA network announced yesterday without disclosing details on the size of the shareholding or the purchase price. ECS said it believes this is the first time a GSA has invested in an airline. Africa West operates three An-12 freighters out of Lome to 14 destinations in West and Central Africa, offering some 160 tonnes of capacity per week. It feeds its African network with twice-weekly flights from Ostend. May 30, 2007
British Airways, Servisair
Servisair will provide full passenger, ramp and cargo handling services for British Airways' thrice-weekly 777 flights at Port of Spain International Airport. Jun 1, 2007
DHL is launching a 10-times-weekly service connecting Qingdao and Hangzhou with its Hong Kong hub. The route, to be operated by a Yangtze River Express Airlines 737-300F, is part of DHL's commitment to invest an additional $110 million in the Chinese market over "the next few years" through its DHL-Sinotrans joint venture with China National Foreign Trade Transportation Corp. It already has opened a 2,000-sq.-m. facility at Hangzhou. May 31, 2007
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