Airport

Brussels cargo community cautious re new permit

As it goes, airport operating licenses are never welcomed with a standing ovation, and Brussels Airport’s is no exception. The cargo users take a ‘wait and see ‘approach. CargoForwarder Global (CFG) asked some of the airport's clients what they...

BUD Cargo team keeps its word

At the BUD Cargo Forum on 27-28 September 2023, cargo director Jozsef Kossuth (JK) and his managers were betting that BUD would handle more than 200,000 tons in 2023 for the first time in the airport's history. A year...

WOF fills more than a niche

Since Western companies have been reconsidering their involvement in China (keyword: China Plus One), the Eastern European region has become increasingly attractive for foreign capital, alongside Mexico and countries in Southeast Asia. The top EU candidates attracting the most...

At Liège Airport cargo grew double digit in JAN and FEB

The Walloon Airport reports stark traffic figures for the first two months in 2024. According to data, 175,604 tons were handled at LGG in JAN and FEB, an increase of 13% year-on-year versus a throughput of 155,017 tons achieved...

Exclusive – Virgin Atlantic Cargo prefers to play foul

Many English terms have found their way into the languages of our world. Lately, this has increasingly been happening in the digital space. Words such as ‘online’, ‘homepage’, ‘website’, etc. are recognized in many languages. In contrast, ‘fair play’...

Saudia Cargo, Cainiao and WFS collaborate in Liège

On 01MAR, the partnership between Saudia, Cainiao and WFS at Liège Airport officially took off. This intent was already announced months ago, becoming reality now. At an event held at Liège Airport on 01MAR24, the parties involved confirmed earlier...

Brussels Airport honors cargo partners

Qatar Airways Cargo, the Animal Care and Inspection Center (ACIC), Nippon Express, and United Airlines Cargo each took home a Brussels Airport Award 2023 at the 17th edition of the event, for their contribution to the cargo business. The...

Budapest Airport faces new ownership structure

The airport investor, AviAlliance, has been managing Budapest Airport (BUD) since 2007. Now, after a long tug-of-war, a change of ownership is imminent. The Hungarian state-run investor, Corvinus International, is to take over 51% of the shares, 29% go...

Liège Airport reinforces its dual strategy

The management of the Belgian Airport has decided to increasingly address freight forwarders, encouraging them to open up on-site stations at Liège (LGG). More agents will result in greater tonnage figures and an upward business trend; that is the...

Exclusive – PIT is following LGG’s example

Coal and steel were the mainstay of the economy and prosperity of both Pittsburgh and Liège. Steel produced in Pittsburgh was once used to construct the Golden Gate Bridge. However, the industrial landscape has changed dramatically at both locations....

Customs at Hong Kong airport reports 2 successful searches

The two cases involve the attempted import of illegal animal products and the smuggling of a large consignment of cocaine. The perpetrators now face significant penalties if they are found guilty by the local courts. The official investigations are...

Green Airports Silicon Valley in jeopardy

What was created as a role model for all future green airports, is now on hold due to sudden budget cuts of dedicated state funds. Germany had granted that funding with the objective of enabling aviation to start using...

MFAG is downsizing

The Central German Airport Holding (MFAG), parent company of Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports, is in the red and needs to be restructured. This might lead to job cuts and the cancellation of allowances. The trade union ver.di blames the...

TRIWO presents long-term plans for Hahn

Hahn Airport (HHN) has had an eventful history. This is evidenced by the various changes of ownership over the past 30 years or so. But what future does the airport have, located around 110 km southwest of the large...

Schiphol’s slot dilemma – and no end in sight

Leading airports focus strategically and economically on growth rather than contraction. An exception is Schiphol. There, the municipality of Amsterdam demands that the number of flights be reduced by 12%. That translates into 60,000 slots that would have to...

“At Amerijet, horses travel first class…”

...claims the Miami-based cargo carrier. It has just inked an agreement with Manestream to transport show jumping, race and other competition horses between Brussels and Miami. The number of horses transported varies from week to week, depending on the...

Maastricht prepares for brighter skies

The cargo community of Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) has set up a local branch of Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN). Apparently, hopes are high that a new permit will enable the full 2,750 m use of its runway by January...

BUD bucks the trend

Air freight continued growing at Hungary’s Budapest Airport (BUD) in 2023. Consequently, BUD is one of the very few airports in Europe whose cargo throughput increased in 2023 (+3%). Unless ice, snow or fog paralyzes Ferenc Liszt International in...

Cologne welcomes Maersk Air Cargo

The world’s largest ACMI provider, the Avia Solutions Group, has translocated some of its cargo flights from Hahn Airport to nearby Cologne-Bonn Airport. This means that the virtual carrier now uses two airports in Central Europe that are both...

Chennai Airport is inundated

The airport, India’s third busiest after Delhi and Mumbai, was flooded at the beginning of this week when Cyclone Michaung hit the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Chennai Airport (MAA) was forced to halt operations as heavy rain...

Niger Air Cargo is in business again

After the military took power last July in Niger, the new rulers embargoed flight activities, including cargo services. However, meanwhile the new rulers have lifted the ban partially. An opportunity used by the Paris-headquartered general sales and service agent...

Hamburg Airport and Airbus ink H2 partnership

The aim of this initiative is to secure the infrastructure for the use of green hydrogen, so that the planned fleet of Airbus aircraft, which will use hydrogen as a power source in future, can be refueled at a...

JKIA terminals inundated

Inside the airport: masses of water wherever one looked. Check-in personnel, officials on duty at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), and hundreds of passengers rushed out of the terminals to prevent getting soaked. Was it torrential rain that had...

Schiphol movements cap put on hold

What a bitter slap in the face for the Dutch government! The Hague was forced to postpone its plan to reduce the number of flight movements at Schiphol Airport from 500,000 annually to 452,000 as originally intended. This will...
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