Airlines

What does the H in HR stand for?

Harassment? Hush-up? Or Human, after all? CargoForwarder Global (CFG) rarely discusses personnel decisions made by airlines, airports or forwarding agents. Instead, CFG focuses on reporting factual issues and, in the case of management decisions, on the consequences they may...

Lufthansa supports European elections through dedicated aircraft

On 13 May, Lufthansa brought four A320’s to Brussels Airport, with each of the group members sporting a ‘Yes to Europe’ livery. Through the visual demonstration of the aircraft, the aviation concern wanted to highlight the importance of the...

WestJet Cargo enriches the French cuisine…

... and delights travelers and cargo customers alike. The background to this is that the Canadian airline is flying to Paris again, after a major interruption to the route. The flights, operated daily, take off from Puerto Vallarta (PVR)...

Norse Cargo eyes South African wines

European wine connoisseur should be delighted. From 28OCT24, the Norwegian airline Norse Atlantic Airways will be connecting Europe with South Africa utilizing a Boeing 787. On board the aircraft on their northbound return flights: many types of local wines...

Hungary Cargo Airlines is in the starting blocks

The company has been operating under the name Universal Translink Airline Hungary (UTA) since APR21. It has now applied for a name change to Hungary Cargo Airlines. The new name was confirmed by the Budapest Environs Regional Court at...

Swiss widens global network

Washington, Seoul, Toronto - these three destinations are now standing on the flight schedule of Swiss International Air Lines. While the first flight to Washington took place on 28MAR24, Seoul and Toronto followed on 07MAY and 10MAY, respectively. The...

Swiss WorldCargo faces change of leadership

At Swiss WorldCargo, the cargo division of Swiss Air Lines, the search for a successor to Head of Cargo, Lorenzo Stoll, has begun. A few days ago, the executive announced his intention to leave the airline at the end...

Norse expands its network

Years ago, leading managers of established airlines and journalists placed bets on this topic: will there be European low-cost airlines offering transatlantic flights and earning money with them? Of the 11 people involved in the discussion at the time,...

Freighters: an unattainable dream for SAS and Finnair?

The two Nordic airlines, SAS and Finnair, do not operate freighters. Finnair used to have some, but they are a thing of the past. All cargo shipments are therefore transported in the belly compartments of the respective passenger fleets....

Five-star and the biggest and best of its kind

The scent of rose water in the air, the familiar deep burgundy color associated with Qatar Airways, and the sound of gentle lounge music playing through discreet speakers – the image that comes to your mind may be that...

Mistrust prevails the debate on future of air cargo in the Netherlands

Frustration is growing within the Dutch air cargo community as the comprehensive ‘10 commitments plan’ presented by 31 parties earlier this year is not taken seriously - neither by the government nor by the airport. According to Maarten van...

Pakistan puts PIA on the retail shelf

Islamabad has pulled the emergency brake on state-owned Pakistan International Airlines. The government is willing to sell the company completely or at least 51% of its shares. This is in response to urgent advice from the International Monetary Fund...

Lessors reached first deals with Russia over seized aircraft

Numerous leasing companies are among those financially affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Moscow refused to return leased aircraft to them and instead confiscated foreign assets and transferred them illegally into the Russian registry. Consequently, when flying abroad,...

Liège snags next customer

Not just an impression, but reality: cargo airlines have recently been lining up at the door of Liège Airport's (LGG) management. They include Turkish Cargo, which has now walked through the entrance portal and been warmly welcomed. As a...

Azul on way to scoring a Go(a)l

Brazilian budget carrier, Azul Linhas Aéreas (Azul), intends to take over rival, Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, following Gol’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the U.S. The move is heralded by an initiative from Azul to secure funding for a...

Brussels pharma community applauds LCAG’s direct freighter service

The Brussels (BRU) cargo community as well as the Belgian pharma shippers are delighted about Lufthansa Cargo’s decision to launch a direct cargo service from BRU to Chicago ORD.The first B777F flight will be launched on 03APR24, and operated...

Azeri carrier Silk Way West intend to up flights to Germany

The Baku-based freight airline is optimistic about reaching a bilateral agreement to increase its flights on the Baku-Hahn route. Today, the operations are limited to five services per week. A new accord, allowing more air transports, would significantly contribute...

LATAM Cargo ups flights from Europe to South America

This was announced by the carrier during the Intermodal South America, held from 5-7MAR24 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. However, it is still undecided as to whether the freighters will depart from Amsterdam or Brussels, due to the current slot...

Freight flies First Class with Swiss WorldCargo

... soon also to Washington, Toronto, and Seoul. These three new international/long-haul destinations in Swiss WorldCargo’s network have now been announced to CargoForwarder Global (CFG) by Lorenzo Stoll, Head of Cargo at Swiss International Air Lines. Although very important...

Lufthansa Cargo: Adjusted EBIT tumbled in 2023

In fiscal 2023, the freight arm of the Lufthansa Group generated an adjusted EBIT of 219 million euros, compared to 1.6 billion euros in the year before. The carrier explains the significant slump by the exceptionally high demand for...

Arabian investor buys into MNG

Ghitha Aeroinvest Holding has acquired 44% of the shares of the private Turkish cargo carrier MNG Airlines for USD 211.2 million. The deal is signed and sealed, confirmed the investor's parent company, Abu Dhabi-based Ghitha Holding PJSC. The acquisition,...

UPS bids farewell to MD-11F from Europe

The U.S. integrator, United Parcel Service, will no longer fly to Europe with MD-11 freighters on scheduled services. This was confirmed by company spokesman, Holger Ostwald, when asked by CargoForwarder Global. However, he did not give a specific date...

The race is on to buy Asiana Cargo

On 13FEB24, the EU Commission approved the 1.8-trillion-won (USD 1.4 billion) merger deal between Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, announced in 2020. As a precondition for okaying the deal, Brussels competition watchdogs demanded Asiana Airlines to sell its cargo...

WestJet Cargo enters new stage

Taxiing in 2022, taking off in 2023, the Calgary-based cargo carrier is now heading for cruise level in 2024, Kirsten de Bruijn (KdB), Executive Vice-President, Cargo, illustrates the company’s next stage and details its intermediate goals for the months...

ECS feels at home in Southeast Asia

Budget carrier, Thai Vietjet Air, has awarded the tender of its cargo business to ECS Group. The partnership is based on a Master GSSA agreement signed with ECS Group member, Aviation Solutions Services (AVS GSA). Thanks to the deal,...
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