Virgin Atlantic to Operate 90+ Cargo-Only Flights Per Week in May

Virgin Atlantic will operate over 90 cargo-only flights per week in May as it helps customers reopen vital trade lanes connecting the UK with prime freight markets in the US, China, India, Israel and South Africa. The airline will also operate cargo-only flights through Dublin for the first time, enabling Ireland’s medical technology, electronics and […]

Not Enough Air Cargo Capacity to Meet Demand

IATA’s air cargo performance data for March 2020 shows a severe capacity shortfall. Global demand, measured in cargo tonne kilometers (CTKs), fell by 15.2% in March compared to the previous year (-15.8% for international markets). Global capacity, measured in available cargo tonne kilometers (ACTKs), shrank by 22.7% in March compared to the previous year (-24.6% […]

Bangkok Airways to Resume Samui Flights

Bangkok Airways will resume flights between Bangkok (BKK) and the popular tourist island of Samui on 15 May 2020. The airline will initially operate two return trips per day. Samui airport will be open from 08:00 – 19:00 Flights will have to comply with the strictly safety measures and social distancing guidelines set by the […]

Martin Nüsseler Joins Deutsche Regional Aircraft as Chief Technology Officer

Deutsche Regional Aircraft (DRA) has appointed Martin Nüsseler as Chief Technology Officer. Leveraging his significant aviation industry experience, Nüsseler is responsible for product strategy, technology road map and oversight of the engineering development team. Nüsseler joins after 17 years with Airbus – the last five of those spent leading the Airbus alternative propulsion systems and […]

ICAO Establishes COVID19 Aviation Recovery Task Force

Representatives from the 36 countries on the Governing Council of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have established a COVID19 Aviation Recovery Task Force. The task force will leverage government and industry data toward solutions to the immediate challenges being felt sector-wide, the priorities to be addressed to reboot the network for a post-COVID19 […]

Virgin Atlantic to Deliver Over 43 Million PPE Items to UK in Next Three Months

Virgin Atlantic will deliver over 43 million items of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the UK onboard special cargo-only flights which have been chartered by the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS throughout May, June and July. The airline resumed flights to China on Friday, 3 April following special dispensation from the […]

Etihad Airways’ Special Flights to Include Dublin and New York JFK

Etihad Airways has increased the number of special flights it is operating from Abu Dhabi, as it prepares for an eventual return to scheduled flights, subject to the lifting of travel restrictions. Throughout May, the airline will increase frequencies on special flights from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, London Heathrow, […]