China and E.U. sign bilateral aviation agreements

Yesterday, the European Union and China signed bilateral agreements on civil aviation safety and a “horizontal aviation agreement,” allowing E.U. airlines to fly to China from any E.U. Member State with a bilateral air services agreement with China under which unused traffic rights are available. The agreements are expected to expand cooperation between China and […]

WFS, Avinor abruptly cancel plans for Oslo Airport seafood center

Last summer, ground handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) had agreed with Avinor AS, Norway’s state-owned operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), that it would create a new cool chain seafood cargo center at OSL that would handle up to 250,000 tonnes of seafood per year. Yesterday, however, WFS and Avinor said the plans for the new facility have been canceled.  “Avinor AS […]

Thailand’s EEC to link up with Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone

In a move to strengthen ties air cargo between Thailand and China, the office of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) said it is scheduled to sign a “strategic cooperation” agreement later this month with the administrators of China’s Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone (ZAEZ). Dr. Kanit Sangsubhan, secretary-general of the EEC, told the Bangkok Post that […]

Asian, Ecuadoran airports among top performers in 2018

After a strong entrance into 2018 for air cargo that tapered off by year-end to an uncertain 2019, this year’s Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards, presented by our sister publication Air Cargo World, reflect dramatic swings in the industry – as well as some high-performing airports that managed to maintain strong scores year-over-year. Launched in […]

YVR in early stages of planning new cargo facility

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is in the early stages of planning to develop about 44 acres of land that will be the foundation of a new “modern cargo and logistics facility.” Brock Penner, manager of corporate communications at YVR, told Air Cargo World that the airport is still “undergoing commercial negotiations with the project proponent,” and that […]