Asia-North America capacity is currently tight following the cancellation of a number of flights due to volcanic ash in the air. A series of volcanic eruptions on Alaska’s Bogoslof Island triggered an ash cloud, which caused several airlines to adjust their transpacific operations, creating “very tight” space, according to one forwarder. The Alaskan volcano is […]
IATA updates dangerous goods regs to reflect ICAO technical instructions
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) last week issued updated security measures to carriers, for cargo originating in and/or transiting three (3) specific countries in the Middle East. This action was in response to the recent downing of a passenger aircraft in the Sinai. The new TSA measures, issued to passenger as well as all-cargo […]
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Air Canada Cargo now has direct service to Osaka. Air Canada Cargo now operates service between Vancouver and Osaka up to 5 times a week on a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. The carrier has also resumed direct service between Toronto and Tokyo Narita with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. Click here for more information.
China’s central government has approved plans for a new international airport in Beijing at a cost of US$13.1 billion. It will enable the city to handle 72 million more passengers each year as well as two million metric tons of cargo and will be located 46 kilometres south of the city. When it opens in […]
Air Canada and Air China Limited on the week-end announced that the airlines have concluded a memorandum of understanding setting out the main principles for a comprehensive revenue sharing joint venture providing for an enhanced partnership on routes between Canada and China which will stimulate traffic growth between the two countries. The joint venture will […]
German pilots’ union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) has proposed restarting talks with Lufthansa over pay and early retirement benefits but does not rule out further strikes during the negotiations. The dispute has resulted in eight strikes at Lufthansa this year, the latest one lasting for 30 hours earlier this week and affecting thousands of passengers. In […]
UAE-based Emirates has axed flights over Iraq due to concerns about possible Islamic militants’ missile strikes following the mid July loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine. The carriers’ president said he believed other airlines would soon follow suit as he called for government agencies to offer more advice about flying over conflict zones. […]
VANCOUVER, B.C.– – Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it will boost its freighter services to and from Canada with a new twice-weekly scheduled service to Calgary commencing on 17 October 2014, subject to government approval. The latest addition to Cathay Pacific’s cargo network brings the total number of freighter destinations it serves in North America to […]