HKG becomes first CEIV Fresh-accredited airport

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is now the world’s first International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Fresh-certified airport. Launch partners in the program include the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), Cathay Pacific, Cathay Pacific Services Limited (CPSL) and Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl).   Standards for the IATA CEIV Fresh program are based on the […]

WFS signs three-year handling contract with Qantas at DFW

Today, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) inked a three-year ground handling deal at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) for Australia-based carrier Qantas Airways. The agreement extends WFS’s relationship with Qantas, for which it already provides cargo handling services at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).  The new agreement stipulates WFS will conduct ground handling services for the carrier’s passenger operations, as well as cargo […]

Pushed to the limits: As Beijing and Chengdu prepare to become multi-airport cities, where will the cargo flow?

Growing pains In Nanjing, Thursday is the best day to eat at Mrs. Huang’s Yunannese cuisine restaurant. Why? Because it is the day that long dou, or dragon bean, shipments from China’s central Kunming province arrive in Nanjing, which is located in the eastern province of Jiangsu. According to Mrs. Huang, she and her husband could not serve certain traditional dishes […]

Saudi Arabia’s aviation, logistics renovation plans could relieve regional airfreight congestion

Saudi Arabia recently issued tenders for new rail, logistics and airport construction projects as part of national plans to transform its aviation sector into a regional hub for air cargo and logistics. Over the past month, the Saudi Arabian government has issued tenders for the construction of a new dry port and logistics zone, as […]

Global airport congestion increases in 2019, pushes carriers to consider new locations

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its 2019 worldwide airport slot report showing increased congestion levels at major airports, which may push cargo providers to seek other airport options. A subsequent statement from the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) said that tightening local regulations surrounding delayed and overnight flights are exacerbating congestion issues. According […]

Mexico City three-airport plan takes heat from industry leaders

In October, Mexico voters moved to abandon plans for the construction of a massive, US$13.3 billion replacement airport for Mexico City International (MEX) after the new airport was about one-third complete. Mexico’s government has since announced plans to operate three airports in the vicinity – continued operation at MEX, additional utilization of Toluca Airport (TLC) and conversion […]
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