Stansted Airport could be next UK airfreight hub

Heathrow Airport would have no more than three runways under the UK government's Airports Commission recommendation and so London Stansted Airport has been tipped as  a possible successor to Heathrow as a freight hub.

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Heathrow Airport third runway recommended by Airports Commission

A third runway has been recommended for Heathrow Airport by the UK government's Airports Commission. Its study found that airfreight gross domestic product will increase by 3.3 per cent by 2040 with Heathrow expansion, compared to 0.3 per cent with Gatwick Airport.

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IAG Cargo hails success of renewed Kuala Lumpur route

IAG Cargo's new route to Kuala Lumpur International Airport from Heathrow Airport has "exceeded" the carrier's expectations since it was started a month ago, the group's regional commercial manager for Asia Pacific, John Cheetham, tells Air Cargo Week.

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ICAO, ITF look at sustainability

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Transport Forum (ITF) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation will work together for the sustainable development of air transport. 

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BRÉGIER: Airbus A380P2F is possible

Airbus' chief executive officer, Fabrice Brégier, said that an Airbus A380 passenger to freighter (P2F) programme could be possible, at his company's end of Paris Air Show press conference on Thursday 18 June.

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Emirates plans more Boeing 777 for UK regions

With its Airbus A380s reducing its cargo capacity out of Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport, Emirates is looking to its regional approach with Boeing 777s to continue the UK service it has been providing.

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October change for Swiss cargo head

Ashwin Bhat has been appointed head of Swiss WorldCargo, effective from 1 October.

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Manchester Airport Group targeting cargo growth

Manchester Airport Group (MAG), which operates and owns London Stansted Airport, says there is great potential to continue to grow the airport's airfreight volumes.

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China to see major cargo airlines merger?

China Southern Airlines declined to confirm Chinese government media reports of a merger between the carrier's cargo arm, Air China Cargo andChina Cargo Airlines, but tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) the topic is, "very hot". 

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China Southern Cargo launches first UK freighter service

China Southern Cargo's inaugural service from Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to London Stansted Airport landed on Saturday 20 June and the carrier is aiming to increase the frequency.

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Virgin Australia Cargo launches on 1 July

Virgin Australia Cargo will launch on 1 July, allowing Virgin Australia Group to compete in the domestic and short haul international cargo market for the first time.

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More than $200,000 raised for Skyprowler cargo drone

Krossblafde Aerospace Systems has raised the $200,000 needed to start production of its SkyProwler vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone. 

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Swissport ground handling to go on at SWISS

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) cargo division, Swiss WorldCargo, and Swissport and have extended their handling agreement until 2020.

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Multi-million pharma investment planned by DHL

Deutsche Post DHL Group plans on further developing its pharmaceutical capabilities at airports around the globe through its DHL Thermonet stations to meet the rising demand for pharma specialist facilities.

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GSA for Poland and Hungary for American is FlyUs

American Airlines appointed FlyUs as its general sales agent for Hungary and Poland from 1 June.

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PARIS AIR SHOW: Boeing, Airbus freighter forecasts are divergent

Boeing and Airbus have quite divergent views on where demand for freighters, production and conversion aircraft, is going, with the latest market forecast from the two aircraft manufacturers.

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PARIS AIR SHOW: Four Boeing 777 Freighters for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has ordered an additional four Boeing 777 Freighters to add to the four it confirmed and four options announced in January 2015.

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PARIS AIR SHOW: Volga-Dnepr to buy 20 Boeing 747-8 Freighters

Boeing and Volga-Dnepr Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 20 Boeing 747-8 Freighters, valued at $7.4 billion at the US aircraft maker's list prices.

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Five Boeing 777 Freighters for EVA Airways

EVA Airways has ordered five Boeing 777 Freighters worth a total of $1.5 billion, the first 777Fs to join the Taiwanese carrier's fleet.

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Airbus, ST Aerospace launch A320/A321 P2F

ST Aerospace, Airbus and Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW) are to start Airbus A320 and A321 passenger to freighter (P2F) conversions, with ST Aerospace increasing its stake in Airbus conversion company, EFW.

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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."