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ACI: airfreight achieves five positive months

Airports Council International (ACI) has released positive figures for the airfreight industry in 2014, showing that the cargo figures have stayed positive for the fifth month in a row.

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ANA to base fleet at Liege in May

ANA Airline Management will base its cargo fleet at Liège Airport from 29 May.

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ACI: Italy's airports needs a single regulator

Italy's airports need a single regulator, according to Olivier Jankovec, director general of Airports Council International(ACI) Europe.

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Airlines for America calls for US ATC reform

Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organisation for US airlines, has highlighted the need to reform the US air traffic control system.

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Cargo drones to compete in Kenya in November

Thirty three teams from Africa, Australia, Europe, India and North America are to demonstrate cargo drones in Kenya from 8 to 16 November 2014 under a Swiss funded competition called Flying Donkey Challenge (FDC).

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Boeing 737-800 conversion programme launched

Aeronautical Engineers (AEI) has launched passenger to freighter and passenger to combi conversion programmes for the Boeing 737-800.

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Manston Airport rescue bid withdrawn

An un-named consortium which had expressed interest in acquiring Manston Airport has pulled out.

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$200 million cargo hub opened at Cologne

UPS has opened its expanded European Air Hub at Cologne Bonn Airport. 

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Flight MH370: Cargo included lithium batteries

Malaysia Airlines chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya has confirmed that missing flight MH370's Boeing 777-200 was carrying cargo, including lithium-ion batteries.

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Air China tweaks cargo strategy for 2014

A sluggish cargo market has forced Air China to rethink its plans for 2014.

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Taxed too high A4A tells Senate

Airlines for America (A4A) president and chief executive officer, Nicholas Calio, is urging the US government to level the playing field and enable the country's carriers to compete globally.

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FTA comes out fighting with Heathrow

The UK's Freight Transport Association (FTA) has thrown its weight behind Heathrow Airport as a site for a new runway in its report Sky-high value – The importance of air freight to the UK economy, published on 20 March.

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Manston Airport to close down

Manston Airport in the UK is set to close because it is not profitable and is losing about £10,000 ($16,300) a day.

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Flight MH370: No hazardous cargo onboard says Malaysia Airlines CEO

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared on 8 March, did not have any hazardous cargo onboard, according to the carrier's chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya.

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Freight drones for all

Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are about to be deployed in the Dominican Republic for cargo with preparations underway for a trial in Canada.

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FedEx founder: Golden age is gone forever

FedEx's founder Fred Smith  told delegates at the 8th International Air Transport Association World Cargo Symposium on 11 March in Los Angeles that the industry's best days were behind it.

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Industry needs game changers

The stark message given at the International Air Transport Associaton's 8th World Cargo Symposium, held in Los Angeles, was that  "game changers" were needed because of the commercial pressures airfreight faced.

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Pegasus Cargo expands sales agent coverage to Germany

Germany is now part of Pegasus Cargo's new sales structure for Europe with the appointment of ABDA Cargo Services as the Turkish carrier's general sales agent (GSA) there.

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Orlando dips as perishables go off

Orlando International Airport saw a modest decline in overall cargo operations in 2013, with a larger fall in international traffic from the sunshine state gateway than its US domestic cargo volumes.

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AirAsia cuts costs, reduces profit slide

Air Asia Berhad announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013, showing revenue of 1.35 billion yuan renminbi ($220 million).

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