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A DHL 777F taxies for takeoff at Paine Field Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

DHL Expanding Asia-Pacific Network

In response to predicted exponential growth in shipment volume, DHL Express has increased its flight network between the Asia-Pacific, the U.S and Europe, adding flights with Kalitta Air and AeroLogic to accommodate more demand. DHL added a couple of new Boeing 777F aircraft to its fleet with the purchase coming as part of a 14-unit order with Boeing in 2018, with the American manufacturer having already delivered 10 aircraft and the remaining four being slated to enter service in 2021.…

LATAM Open to Exclusive E-Commerce Cargo Partnership

A year on, in countries that are still struggling to contain the spread of the illness, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue haunting the airline industry and damaging its results by shattering passenger demand. This way, companies keep trying to seek solutions, especially in the cargo sector, where demand…

Icelandair Integrates Domestic and International Airline Operations

Icelandair Group has announced the integration of its domestic airline Air Iceland Connect into the Icelandair brand from Tuesday 16 March.  The single brand entity “will create a stronger and more streamlined airline with more options and improved customer service” said the chief executive officer of Icelandair Bogi Nils Bogason.…

LATAM Announces Boeing 767-300ER Conversion into Freighters

LATAM Airlines Group announced a new cargo fleet growth plan for the next three years that includes the conversion of up to eight Boeing 767-300ER aircraft from passenger to cargo configurations, conversions that will increase the group's combined cargo capacity by almost 80%. With this plan, the carrier is seeking…

Air Belgium Plans Cargo Hub in Liège

Belgian airline Air Belgium will be starting cargo operations in 2021 from Liège Airport.  In a press release issued on Saturday, the airline announced intentions to acquire four cargo aircraft and have six cargo aircraft by the end of 2021. Air Belgium, a scheduled and charter carrier, will receive their…

DHL Express Purchases Eight Triple Seven Freighters

Earlier this week, DHL Express and Boeing announced the German shipping giant’s purchase of eight 777F aircraft. The announcement of the purchase follows an order for 14 Boeing 777F cargo jets that was made by DHL back in 2018. Ten of those 14 aircraft have already been delivered to DHL.…

Cargojet Announces New Equity Offering to Finance Aircraft Purchases

In a press release on Tuesday, Cargojet announced a $275 million equity offering aimed at growing the airline's cargo operations.  A syndicate of underwriters has agreed to purchase 1,642,000 common voting and/or variable voting shares for C$213.25 per share. With the new offering, along with the over-allotment option provided by…

Qatar Airways Welcomes Trio of 777 Freighters

The travel demand slump in the airline industry is continuing into the new year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. While airlines observe a slight rise due to the holiday season, the gains are small, marginal and temporary. Air travel demand levels are not expected to return to pre-COVID-19…

Kenya Airways Prepares Pharma Cargo Facility For Fight Against COVID-19

Kenya Airways (KQ), through its cargo arm KQ Cargo, has unveiled its ultra-modern pharma facility at its main hub in Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). The Kenya Cargo team is preparing for this critical logistical role in transporting the coronavirus vaccine once approved with the facility having the capabilities…

Alaska Airlines’ Special Flight Routes: The Milk Run

Alaska — known for its rugged wilderness and mountainous terrain — has vast swaths of uninhabited land yet still largely disconnected from the rest of the state and country. However, underneath all of the jagged peaks and wooded forests lie many populated yet remote communities, many of which cities lie…