air cargo

Business, Logistics, TCA

Cargo Business Booms at Rockford Airport

Amazon Airplane Amazon Prime airplane. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Nearly 1.4 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport in 2017 — a record that the airport has beaten by nearly 22% through the first 10 months of this year.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
November 19, 2018
Logistics, TCA

FedEx Reaches Airfreight Deal With San Bernardino Airport

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FedEx Express will begin operating daily cargo flights out of San Bernardino International Airport in October, under terms of a new 10-year agreement.

Brian Whitehead | San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sun
July 25, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing’s Faith in Airfreight Pays Off With $18 Billion in Sales

Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-200ER is welcomed by a Maori "Kapa Haka" group upon landing at Auckland Airport October 29, 2005 for the first time. (Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. stood by the air-cargo market during a withering downturn a decade ago, and that decision is paying off handsomely now.

Julie Johnsson and Benjamin Katz | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

US Imposes New Security Measures on Incoming Air Cargo Shipments


U.S. authorities are requiring airlines to give them more notice about certain types of cargo that officials believe may pose a security risk.

David Koenig | Associated Press
June 12, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing Jumbo 747s Get Extended Life as Airfreight Haulers

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Interest in Boeing’s 747-400 freighter family already was rebounding last year, even as Delta Air Lines Inc. and United Continental Holdings Inc. hosted nostalgic farewell tours to mark the end of U.S. passenger service on the four-engine behemoth nicknamed the “Queen of the Skies.” With Boeing’s factory-fresh models sold out through 2021, cargo carriers are snapping up jumbo freighters that were built from 1993 to 2009 — if they can find them.

Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
May 16, 2018
Government, Logistics

Vietnam Airlines Considers Creating Cargo Unit to Boost Revenue

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Vietnam Airlines CEO Duong Tri Thanh said his company is looking to start a dedicated cargo unit.

Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyens | Bloomberg New
April 30, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Alliance Airport in Texas Expands Runways to Attract More Cargo Firms

Fort Worth Alliance Airport

The long-awaited extension of two runways at Alliance Airport is complete, clearing the way for the north Fort Worth’s privately run cargo airfield to expand its services to include companies wishing to ship freight as far away as Europe.

Gordon Dickson | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
April 23, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Worldwide Flight Services Lays Off 161 at Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia International Airport

Cargo-handler Worldwide Flight Services will lay off 161 employees at the American Airlines freight facility at Philadelphia International Airport in June because the airline has not renewed its contract.

Andrew Maykuth |
April 18, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Boeing Considers Turning Used 777s Into Cargo Planes

Air New Zealand's first Boeing 777-200ER is welcomed by a Maori "Kapa Haka" group upon landing at Auckland Airport October 29, 2005 for the first time. (Brendon O'Hagan/Bloomberg News)

Boeing Co. is considering whether to convert used 777 passenger jets into freighters, seeking to capitalize as booming e-commerce sales spur new demand for airfreight worldwide, sources familiar with the matter said.

Benjamin D Katz and Julie Johnsson | Bloomberg News
April 4, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Russian Air Cargo Carrier Adding Service to Ohio Airport

AirBridgeCargo Airlines

Russia-based AirBridgeCargo Airlines will become the fifth international air cargo freighter operator at Rickenbacker Airport this week when it launches weekly scheduled flights April 5.

Marla Matzer Rose | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
April 2, 2018