Air Cargo News.


Sep 17, 2007

Air France KLM

Air France Cargo is to increase its flights to Bahrain, it was revealed yesterday. The number of cargo flights will increase from three to four per week, connecting Bahrain with Lisbon, Dhaka, Hong Kong and Cairo, effective from November 1 this year to March 31 next year. Sep 12, 2007

Antonov, Galaxy

An-12 freighter belonging to Congolese carrier Galaxy crashed Friday Sept. 7 at Goma, killing all eight aboard. The airline is among those blacklisted by the EU. According to the Flight Safety Foundation's Aviation Safety Network, the aircraft was en route from Kisangani and was carrying palm oil. It crash-landed on its scheduled stopover at GOM, sliding into a petrified lava flow and catching fire. Sep 10, 2007

EVA Air, Boeing

EVA Air sold an MD-11 freighter to Wells Fargo Bank for $55 million, booking a gain of TWD50 million ($1.5 million) on the deal, Dow Jones reported. EVA now operates nine MD-11Fs, but will continue to sell the aircraft as it converts nine Boeing 747-400 Combis into freighters, an EVA spokesperson told the news service. Sep 11, 2007


FedEx has significantly enhanced FedEx Express same-day service offerings with the addition of same-day services for freight shipments and a new intra-city service in select markets. Sep 10, 2007

Flyington Freighters, Pratt & Whitney, Airbus

Flyington Freighters selected Pratt & Whitney PW4000-100s to power its fleet of 12 Airbus A330-200Fs. The contract, valued at $715 million, covers installed and spare engines for 12 firm aircraft that will begin delivering in 2009 and an exclusive long-term service agreement. Sep 10, 2007

Hainan Airlines, European Cargo Services

European Cargo Services is the exclusive European GSA for Hainan Airlines. ECS will market the carrier's 45 tonnes of freight capacity on its thrice-weekly Boeing 767 passenger service between Beijing and Brussels. ECS expects to generate some 1,200 tonnes of traffic for Hainan in its first year of representation. Sep 10, 2007

Korean Air Cargo

Korean Air Cargo is launching twice-weekly Boeing 747-400F service to Munich from Seoul Incheon via Moscow. Sep 14, 2007

Nippon Cargo Airlines, Telair International, Boeing

Telair International was selected by Nippon Cargo Airlines to supply lower and main deck cargo-loading systems for 14 Boeing 747-8 Freighters ordered by NCA. Sep 12, 2007

Northwest Airlines, Boeing

Northwest Airlines on Sept 12 retired its final passenger Boeing 747-200 from scheduled...

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