Category: COVID-19

E-commerce boom spurs UK-Australia consolidations

Alana Raitt, airfreight product manager at Consol, confirms: “Having successfully maintained a totally reliable service throughout the last year and despite the considerable challenges, we are pleased to announce this increase in capacity and frequency to Australia, with over 20 consolidations per week from the UK.”

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75 years on: Ethiopian ships 3.5 million vaccine doses to Brazil

Tewolde GebreMariam, chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines Group, underscores: “As a leading pan-African airline, our commitment to saving lives and fighting against the pandemic since its outbreak has been unwavering in Africa and beyond. As we celebrate 75 years of excellence, we also take stock of our accomplishments over three quarters of a century.”

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Air Charter Service steps up its investment in France

Justin Bowman, group chief executive of Air Charter Service, insists: “Appointing Alexandre with Loubna alongside him to lead our operation going forwards was an easy decision. They have the knowledge, attitude and experience to drive our business forward as we look to further expand into the French market.”

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AFKLMP replaces lost passengers with bespoke ‘Cargo Seat Bags’

Ton Veltman, project manager of the KLM Cargo Cargo-in-Cabin (CiC) team, enthuses: “By doubling this cabin capacity on our B777s, we now have capacity similar to what we had on our B747 [cabins]. I’m proud of the many KLM colleagues who have made this innovation happen and of the smart and exceptional product that we developed and delivered with them and Trip & Co. This is an example of creativity and perseverance that will be key in the years to come,” he adds.

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Saudia Cargo joins the Cargo.One digital bookings journey

Moritz Claussen, founder and managing director of Cargo.One, is convinced the company will play a fundamental role in Saudia Cargo’s digital evolution. “We are honoured and proud of the fact that Saudia Cargo – a prime example of an airline that leverages and augments its existing systems to take a leap into the future of capacity distribution and pricing – has chosen us as their partner to build a core component of their digital transformation,” he says.

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SkyCell containers deal keeps Virgin Cargo shipments cool

Chiara Venuti, head of airline partnerships at SkyCell, which achieved a 60 per cent year-on-year business growth during the 2020 pandemic year, adds: “It’s clear that collaboration is the key to improving the supply chain and ensuring that more life-saving pharmaceuticals make it to their destination in a viable state.”

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IAG Cargo’s COVID vaccines deliveries focus on remote nations

Daniel Byrne, regional commercial manager for the UK and Ireland at IAG Cargo, outlines: ““With our sister airlines British Airways and Iberia, we’ve already transported vaccines into El Salvador, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and we partnered with Crown Agents to support the delivery efforts into several British Overseas Territories, including Bermuda, Cayman Islands and Turks and Caicos,” he says.

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Volcanic eruption forces Caribbean Airlines to cancel flights

Marklan Moseley, general manager of cargo and new business at Caribbean Airlines, stated at the time: “Caribbean Airlines is well-placed to support our region in its efforts towards recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. We have successfully delivered COVID-19 vaccines to Barbados, Dominica and Guyana and are committed to continuing the swift, secure and seamless movement of these important shipments as the Caribbean rolls out vaccination programmes.”

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