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  • Green light for new air cargo hub

    TOOWOOMBA, Queensland: June 24, 2016. The Australian government has given the green light for unrestricted air cargo services from the privately-held Wellcamp Airport in South-West Queensland, following a bid by the owners to establish it as a major airfreight hub for Australian exports to South-East Asia. Last November Cathay Pacific flew a 747-8 freighter into Wellcamp to test the demand for regular services. Exports included two helicopters to Miami, chilled beef to Hong Kong, frozen beef to Shanghai as well as lettuce, pecans and mangoes from Queensland. The Wagner Group, one of Queensland's largest privately-owned construction materials and mining services companies, Read More
  • American expands Pacific presence

    FORT WORTH, TX: June 23, 2016. American Airlines has launched a daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Auckland with a B787-8. American Airlines Cargo said the new destination is part of the company’s commitment to expanding operations in the Pacific and further strengthens the airline's joint business with Qantas Airways. American has added six new trans-Pacific routes over the last three years. Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce (right of picture with New Zealand prime minister John Key center and American Airlines president Doug Parker) said the new service is supported by Jetstar's domestic connections to 11 destinations within New Read More
  • 'Best Airport in the World'

    BRUSSELS: June 20, 2016. In recognition of its contribution to pharma logistics, Brussels Airport has won the title ‘Best Airport in the World’ for the third year running. At a ceremony during Messe Munchen’s transport logistic expo in Shanghai last week, the airport’s cargo head Steve Polmans took the opportunity to thank the air cargo community, stakeholders and partners for their support: “Together, we will realize our ambitions and remain the most efficient and best air cargo gateway in the world,” he declared. The award follows the start of a twice-weekly Etihad A330 freighter service between Abu Dhabi and Brussels. In Read More
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