Amazon Air Launches Service in India, Leases Two Aircraft to…

Amazon has launched Amazon Air services in India. A first for the country, as to date no e-commerce company has had its own dedicated fleet operating in the country. Two Boeing 737-800 freighter aircraft will be used. Amazon has leased the two 737s from the cargo airline, Quikjet Cargo Airlines…

Alaska Air Cargo Delivers Fresh Hop to Alaska and Hawaii

Alaska Airlines, Yakima Chief Hops and Bale Breaker Brewing Company are teaming up to deliver fresh hop harvests to Hawaii and Alaska. The farm-to-kettle operation will bring three collaboration beers on tap at select Alaska Lounges. Traditionally, breweries can only use dried hop pellets to add flavor to beers because…

Ethiopian Airlines, IAI Complete Conversion of Africa’s First 767 Boeing…

Ethiopian Airlines will soon put into service its first 767-300BDSF (BEDEK Special Freighter) and the first freighter to be converted with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) at the Ethiopian Airlines’ maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Addis Ababa. According to Cargo Facts, the 18-year-old aircraft with serial number 33768, which…

Ethiopian Airlines, Still Hungry for More Freighters, Announces Deal with…

Ethiopian Airlines Group has signed a long-term dry lease agreement with Titan Aircraft Investments,the joint venture between Titan Aviation Holdings and Bain Capital Credit, for three Boeing 767-300ER converted freighters. Ethiopian Airlines is expected to take delivery of the first aircraft later this month with the second delivery planned for…

First of Last: Atlas Air Takes Delivery of Boeing 747-8F,…

U.S. cargo and charter airline Atlas Air took delivery of the first of four Boeing 747-8Fs (freighters) it plans to add to its fleet during 2022. The aircraft will operate on behalf of its Chinese customer Cainiao, the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, as part of a previously announced long-term agreement. The…

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Presence in India, Expands Cargo Fleet

On July 2, Ethiopian Airlines will commence twice-weekly flight operations to Chennai, India — which will join the vast Ethiopian network as the fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, India. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966 —…

Maersk Enters the Air Cargo Sector

Maersk — a Danish shipping company — is known for its massive ships navigating the seas and its operational focus on being a shipping firm. The company also deals with inland freight transportation and associated services, such as supply chain management and port operation. They are now shifting their attention…

SIA To Operate 5 Boeing 777 Freighter Planes on Behalf…

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will begin operating five freighter aircraft on behalf of DHL Express by the end of next year, as it aims to expand its presence in the burgeoning air cargo industry. DHL Express, the world's top international express service provider, has signed a Crew and Maintenance agreement (CM)…

Ethiopian Airlines Expands Air Cargo Fleet with Boeing Agreement

Ethiopian Airlines has agreed to buy up to 5 of Boeing's new 777X freighter jets — with the carrier launching the plane during a boom in air cargo. The airline will also become the second carrier to operate the recently launched freighter and Boeing's newest plane whose development has faced…