Dubai World Central (DWC) saw air cargo volumes increase 7.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, according to a traffic report issued by Dubai Airports today.
Cathay Pacific Airways today announced an order for three Boeing 747-8 Freighter aircraft. The order, valued at approximately $1 billion at list prices, also includes options for five additional 777 Freighters.
Boeing has delivered the first 777 built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 aircraft per year.
Emirates has touched down in Lyon, celebrating the international airline’s third destination in France and fourth new European destination since the start of 2012.
Singapore Airlines Cargo is to park one of its 13 Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft as a result of continuing weakness in demand for air freight shipments and high fuel prices.
Boeing joined with Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) to deliver approximately 20,000 pounds (9,000 kilograms) of medical supplies to Ethiopia’s largest hospital.
Boeing has delivered the first 777 Freighter to Ethiopian Airlines marking the first 777F to be operated by an African carrier.
Dubai International’s airport cargo facilities are set to undergo a major modernisation and expansion programme that will see air cargo capacity increased to 3.1-million tons by 2018.
Giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia arrived safely in Singapore this morning, flown in comfort on board a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400 freighter.
Etihad Cargo will inaugurate a new weekly freighter operation from Abu Dhabi to the Qatari capital, Doha, beginning on the 3rd September.