IAG set to buy Aer Lingus in $1.5 billion deal

International Consolidated Airlines (IAG) Group is set to buy the Irish government's 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, paving the way for it to acquire the carrier for 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion).

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Jettainer opens ULD logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport

Jettainer has opened a logistics centre at Frankfurt Airport.

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Etihad sees cargo revenue rise in 2014

Etihad Airways has seen cargo revenue increase by 19.2 per cent to $1.1 billion in 2014, with net profit rising by 52.1 per cent to $73 million.

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Singapore Airlines Cargo losses decline in 2014

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Cargo has reduced its losses to 22 million Singapore dollars ($16.6 million) in 2014 because of recovery in airfreight volumes.

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Businesses demand UK runway action

The UK government has been warned by over 100 business leaders that failure to expand runway capacity is risking future economic growth and the country's global competitiveness.

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Volumes rise in April at Aeroflot

The Aeroflot Group has seen cargo volumes in April increase by 9.2 per cent to 14,598 tonnes, but the total for the first four months of the year is still significantly down on the same period in 2014.

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Cargo drone campaign relaunched

Krossblade Aerospace Systems has relaunched its crowdfunding campaign to build its Skyprowler vertical take-off and landing drone, which can carry cargo, so the company can start shipping it by December 2015.

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Call for US Open Skies agreements to be kept

The Cargo Airline Association has called on the US Government to maintain its policy of promoting competition by continuing to negotiate and abide by Open Skies agreements.

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Loss in 2014 for Asia Pacific airlines

Airlines in Asia Pacific made a loss of $50 million in 2014 compared to a $2.2 billion profit in 2013, despite cargo revenue rising, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

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TIACA Executive Summit: Aircraft makers to take lithium stand

Aircraft manufacturers are expected to take a broad policy position by July on lithium batteries following research by the US government's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) into lithium battery fires.

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TIACA Executive Summit: Prepare for e-commerce or lose

Ground handlers must change for the electronic commerce revolution and realise the power they have in negotiating with the airlines, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) executive summit heard this week.

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TIACA Executive Summit: Efficient supply chain the goal

Bringing efficiency to the supply chain is one goal set out by incoming chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), Sanjiv Edward, whose occupation is cargo head for Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport.

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32 million euro terminal for Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines is to invest 32 million euros ($36.5 million) in a cargo terminal at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

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$153m profit for Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines recorded a net profit of $153 million in the first quarter (Q1) of 2015, compared to the Q1 net loss of $86 million in 2014.

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IATA: Net and operating profits improving

Airline financial performance is "improving strongly" at both an operating and net profit level, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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UKIP win means Manston Airport buyout

Manston Airport is expected to be subject to a compulsory purchase order (CPO), but no timetable for the purchase has been set, following the Thursday 7 May Thanet District Council (TDC) election win for the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP).

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TIACA’s new leadership

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Delhi International Airport head of cargo, Sanjiv Edward, as its chairman, and Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive officer, Sebastiaan Scholte, as vice chairman.

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Antonov AN-178 flies for customers

Antonov's latest transport aircraft, the AN-178, made its first successful test flight on Thursday 7 May and the Ukrainian company announced that Silk Way Airlines (not Silk Way West Airlines) is the launch customer and had ordered 10 for an undisclosed sum.

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Air Cargo Europe: Education is Envirotainer’s goal with content doubling

Temperature controlled unit load device (ULD) specialist Envirotainer is aiming to double the amount of content it has for its academy as it seeks to provide training for ground handlers after helping airlines and freight forwarders.

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Air Cargo Europe: Athens' exports overtake imports

Athens International Airport is on the rise and airfreight volumes are increasing despite the country's continued economic problems.

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Published: 20/08/12
Another aid flight reaches Bamako

UPS has delivered 71 tonnes of relief supplies to Bamako, Mali, in a bid to halt an outbreak of cholera.

The shipment included water purification units for 25,000 people; emergency medical aid for a further 25,000; rehydration salt for two million; high energy biscuits for 39,000 children and 497 tents that can accommodate up to 10 people each.


Currently more than 18.7 million people lack access to sufficient food and more than one million children under the age of five are at risk of dying from malnutrition in the Sahel region.


The aid agencies involved in the UPS flight included CARE, Americares, UNICEF, Shelterbox and Interaction.


"When a humanitarian crisis occurs, logistics immediately becomes key to saving lives. This is the third movement of critical relief supplies to the Sahel region of Africa that UPS has been involved in since April as there's a lot of need," said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. "UPS's role has been to utilize our capabilities to efficiently deliver our NGO partners' supplies by consolidating them and we're honoured to be able to help provide our expertise."


Dr. Helene Gayle, CARE's president and CEO added: "The food crisis in the Sahel is dire, and made more so because there hasn't been the outpouring of support we've seen in the past to address the critical needs of millions. With this commitment from UPS, we can help thousands in need of basic nutrition."


The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says that as of August 14, there were 140 reported cases of cholera in Mali and 11 deaths.


"Malnutrition weakens immune systems and makes children and adults more susceptible to disease, and unclean water increases the risk of contracting deadly diarrheal diseases," noted AmeriCares medical director Dr. Frank Bia. "Our medicines and supplies will potentially save thousands of lives."