AirBridgeCargo Airlines transported 223,732 tons of cargo in the first eight months of 2013, a 4 percent increase year-over-year.
From December 24, Thai Airways will launch additional flights from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to the capital of Thailand. The current four weekly flights will be supplemented by another two.
International Airlines Group reported cargo traffic of 467 million metric-ton kilometers in September, down 7.2 percent from 503 million metric-ton kilometers of cargo in September 2012.
Last month, global freight demand rose 3.6 percent compared to the same period in 2012, according to the International Air Transport Association.
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, took delivery of its fourth new Boeing 747-8 freighter. The aircraft will make its first commercial flight on the airline’s Chicago–Amsterdam– Moscow route, and will then be used on ABC’s existing route network linking Europe, Asia and the U.S. via AirBridgeCargo’s hub in Moscow.
Etihad Airways, the national flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has launched a direct flight between Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City and Abu Dhabi, on expectation of tapping the revenue potential for the airline’s highly successful freight division, Etihad Cargo, reported Vietnam News Briefs.
China Southern Airlines has launched a new freighter route to Los Angeles. The flight takes off from Guangzhou every Saturday and stops over at Hangzhou before flying to Los Angeles.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said that its international cargo volume rose for the sixth straight month in August on a year-on-year basis, jumping 9.5 percent to 47,598 tons.
President of Ryanair Michael O'Leary confirmed that as of September 30 the airline would relocate operations from the Warsaw Chopin Airport to Warsaw Modlin Airport, reported Polish News Bulletin.
Airbus has secured commitments for more than 40 of its A320 family of aircraft from two new Chinese airlines - one based in Qinqdao City, Shandong Province, and the other in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.
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