Norbert Dentressangle's 8% up in 2014

Norbert Dentressangle has seen net profit increase by eight per cent to 75.9 million euros in 2014 ($86.1 million), with growth coming from all business sectors.

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Air France-KLM posts more losses

Air France-KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) made a loss of 535 million euros ($607.2 million) in 2014, while the cargo division made a loss of 212 million euros.

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Brussels Airport gains two freighter firms

Brussels Airport will welcome two additional freighter customers in the next few weeks and months with services starting in March and May.

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Pilot guided electric tractor to save fuel

TAXIBOT, a hybrid-electric aircraft tractor controlled by the pilot, is now being used in flight operations at Frankfurt Airport after its approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Falling volumes continue into 2015 for Aeroflot

Aeroflot Group continues to see declines in cargo and mail with January down 13.3 per cent compared to the same month last year, after a 2014 fiscal year that also saw an overall fall of 18.7 per cent. 

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AAPA: Asia Pacific up 7% in January

Airfreight volumes in Asia Pacific have dropped to 5.1 billion freight tonne kilometres (FTK) in January, down from the end of 2014, but a year-on-year (YOY) rise of seven per cent, according to the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA).

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Air Cargo Africa: Africa to learn from Leipzig-Halle Airport

The Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for marketing on Wednesday 25 February with Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding, which runs Leipzig-Halle Airport.

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Air Cargo Africa: Intra-African trade is the key to growth

Developing intra-African trade is the number one opportunity to boosting airfreight volumes in the continent, according to delegates at the 3rd Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition in Johannesburg (South Africa).

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Air Cargo Africa: Jettainer wins deal with Equatorial Congo Airlines

Jettainer has started its first entry into the African market this month after taking over unit load device (ULD) management operations for Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECAir).

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Cathay, Jetstar trade blows over Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific Airways has said Jetstar should not be given a licence by the Hong Kong Air Transport Licensing Authority to operate as a Hong Kong (China) airline, and Jetstar, which has begun the licence application, has rejected the demand. 

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ACI confirms global bounce back

Airfreight rebounded after almost three years of stagnating growth, according to preliminary data released by the Airports Council International (ACI).

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Crowdfunded drone for cargo

Krossblade Aerospace Systems' vertical take-off and landing drone, SkyProwler, could become a freighter, the company tells Air Cargo Week (ACW).

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Charter, ACMI drives profit up 10% at Atlas Air

Atlas Air made a net profit of $106.7 million in 2014, helped by a strong fourth quarter (Q4), with growth in all business areas, but particularly in dry leasing.

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Incheon Airport creeps up 1.1% in January

Incheon International Airport's volume was up 1.1 per cent in January, compared to the same month in 2014.

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$129m for 39K shipments per hour at DHL Brussels Airport

DHL is to invest 114 million euros ($129.7 million) in a hub at Brussels Airport, which will allow it to handle 39,500 shipments per hour by 2020.

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United volumes, profit up

United Airlines has seen volumes in January rise by 11.2 per cent year-on-year to 200.6 million cargo revenue ton miles (CRTM), but it is the lowest month since April 2014.

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Just-in-time drives demand

Compound annual growth rates (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent for airfreight worldwide will be driven by just-in-time manufacturing, the demand from e-commerce and the rise of airline fleets with many widebody aircraft, according to a report about the industry's future. 

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Turkish Cargo’s Atatürk terminal

Turkis Airlines Cargo has released photos of its 71,000 square metre cargo facility, which became operational in January. 

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Al Maktoum Airport surges by 262 per cent in 2014

Airfreight volumes at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) surged 262.5 per cent in 2014, according to operator Dubai Airports in its year-end traffic report released on 10 February.

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Q4 saw rise in carrier net-profit

The financial performance of airlines continued to improve in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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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."