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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 […]

Top 20 airports: American airports build up infrastructure despite trade tensions

At airports in the United States, American airport executives are supporting growing e-commerce, biopharmaceutical and perishable cargo trends with the expansion and renovation of airport infrastructure, with an eye towards China despite continued volatility in discussions between U.S. and Chinese government authorities. We at Air Cargo Airports spoke with leading air cargo executives at Anchorage […]

Airports underperform industry cargo growth in December first look

This article has been updated to include information on Budapest (BUD), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Ontario (ONT), Rickenbacker (LCK), Sheremetyevo (SVO), and Vienna (VIE).  December cargo throughput results for the world’s airport are still trickling in, but early analysis indicates an overall diminished peak season for air freight. With only a couple of exceptions in Europe […]

New airport cluster emerges in Inland Empire

In the coming year, industry experts should keep their eye on southern California’s emerging airport cluster in the Inland Empire, as integrators increase their presence in the region. The So Cal cluster formerly comprised of Los Angeles (LAX), Ontario International (ONT) and San Diego International (SAN) airports. Now, San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) and March Air […]

dnata increases investment in US operations, launches LAX service

Ground handler dnata has invested US$8 million to launch operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), expanding its overall investment in United States-based airports. Since the Dubai-based company’s entry into the U.S. market in 2016, it has invested a total of $35 million in operations and added 1,000 employees. The new service location will appeal […]

Top 50 Cargo Airports: Growth and Improvements

HIGHER: THE BIG GET BIGGER For the most part, however, the year-long economic upturn in 2017 was clearly evident in the latest rankings. Among the top 10 airports, the only reshuffling of the order came for Ted Stevens Anchorage (ANC) which moved up a rank to No. 5 with a 6.7 percent rise in cargo, […]
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