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Quito International Airport

Air Canada starts cargo flights from Quito International Airport

As part of the 60 years of bilateral relations between Ecuador and Canada, on Monday afternoon a brief act took place that formalized the start of Air Canada cargo operations at the Quito airport, with two weekly flights. The aircraft, an Airbus 330 C of the Canadian airline, departed this morning from…

Schiphol Cargo

Fewer flowers at Schiphol Airport due to COVID-19

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AAS) total cargo volume for the first half of 2020 declined by 14.5 per cent to 655,942 tonnes compared to 2019, as an increase in full freighter capacity did not make up for the decline in belly traffic. Full freighter flights were up 48.1 per cent to 10,274 Air Transport…

Microsoft and C.H. Robinson form alliance for the future of the digital supply chain

As technology continues to adapt, so does the supply chain. These challenges require solutions rooted in innovative technology, further emphasizing the need for logistics and…

Royal FloraHolland

Royal FloraHolland:

First Blueroots buyer ready for 100% Digital trading

Recently, Hilverda De Boer, co-founder of Blueroots, successfully placed an order with a grower using an API link through Floriday. With this fully digital transaction, the buyer link for Floriday was tested in practice. The success of this test is an important milestone for the 100% Digital programme,…

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India: Import of cut flowers permitted only through Chennai airport

Import of cut flowers into India are now allowed only through Chennai airport, according to a notification of the commerce ministry. Earlier there were no such restrictions on the import of these flowers which include Roses, Carnations, Orchids, Chrysanthemums and Lilies. "Import policy of cut flowers...…

Prime Group

PrimeAir hits the ground running for Eastern Airlines in Ecuador

As business begins to stir across the globe, the commercial passenger airline industry is on course to take off again – and PrimeAir stands ready to assist. Eastern Airlines made its comeback in January just prior to the drop in passenger service worldwide due to COVID-19. Now back to flying B767…

Cargolux

Cargolux’s restart of Nairobi, Joburg services to boost horticulture sector

Starting July 7, Luxembourg-based cargo airline Cargolux will restore its services to Nairobi and Johannesburg using its B747-8. The flights will operate weekly twice. The move brings in a sigh of relief for the horticulture sector, which suffered massive losses due to a lack of access to its key markets…

Middle East governments urged to implement global guidance for safe restart of aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific are joining the International Civil Aviation Organization Middle East…

African aviation industry calls for harmonized safe restart of air services

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Airports Council International-Africa (ACI Africa) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Regional…

"Airlines in Latin America and Caribbean in peril, urgent government support needed"

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has issued an urgent call to governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to take specific measures to help the aviation…

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo launches KICKCHARTER

A new collaborative platform for charter flights

Global cargo capacity has changed substantially in recent months. Although capacity is growing, it is still scarce and not all destinations are served in the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo scheduled network. Gaps in the network are filled by operating charter services, but not all shipments justify a…

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo continues to expand its cargo network

This week Air France KLM Martinair Cargo passed a significant milestone, re-opening routes from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Saint Martin, Panama City, Bangui and Johannesburg. And from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Paramaribo, Aruba, Saint Martin and Quito. What’s more, they have added frequencies to…

Air transport industry losses to top $84 billion in 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its financial outlook for the global air transport industry showing that airlines are expected to lose $84.3…

Fowler Welch

UK: Fowler Welch adds 45 New Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 MT units to improve fleet efficiency

Cold Chain Federation member, Lincolnshire-based Fowler Welch has taken delivery of 45 new trailers mounted with new another Cold Chain Federation member Carrier Transicold Vector® HE (High Efficiency) 19 multi-temperature (MT) refrigeration units, forming an integral part of the company’s continuing…

Kenya to give other airlines cargo deals as KQ struggles with limited space

Kenya will contract cargo airlines from other countries to assist in shipping flowers and horticultural products, even as more European countries unlock their territories.…

Air cargo capacity crunch: Demand plummets but capacity disappears even faster

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in April showing that demand dropped 27.7% compared to the same period in 2019 - the sharpest fall ever recorded. Still, there was insufficient capacity to meet demand as a result of the loss of belly cargo…

Avianca transported 12.311 tons of flowers for Mother's Day

Last Mother’s day season, in the midst of a market facing a supply’s contraction, Avianca Holdings transported 12.311 tons of flowers. "The company continued to transport flowers and fulfill the commitments agreed with Colombian and Ecuadorian exporters", they say in a press release. In addition, they…

Boarding pass for cargo: what flies on the Emirates seat?

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, countries around the world have witnessed an increase in the demand for essential commodities such as personal protective equipment and medical devices. However, with limited air cargo capacity available due to suspension of the majority of passenger flights, air…

Delta

Delta operating Asia cargo flights from three U.S. gateways

Delta has updated its Asia-U.S. cargo-only flights schedule. In June, the airline will fly daily from Seoul-Incheon to Detroit, four-times weekly from Incheon to Los Angeles and offer three weekly flights from Incheon to Atlanta. The flights are transporting essential medical supplies and other goods…

April 2020: again a great weight loss for worldwide air cargo

Back in February, the world looked reasonably normal. Today, we wonder whether ‘normal’ will ever return, as air cargo markets have been uprooted like never before. Market parties see increases and decreases in their business that would have been regarded – until very recently - as wholly unrealistic.…


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