Kalitta Air cites its own concerns over Indian airport ops in support of DOT decision

Last week, Kalitta Air filed a response in support of the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) decision to impose reporting requirements on all Indian carriers operating their own aircraft at U.S. airports.  The DOT initially issued two orders imposing reporting requirements on all Indian carriers operating their own aircraft at U.S. airports. The decision was in reaction to India’s prohibition on […]

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 […]

Development efforts pay off as Xi’an welcomes Korean Air freighter flights 

On May 12, Xi’an International Airport (XIY) welcomed the first 777F operated by Korean Air as part of a scheduled flight via Seoul (ICN)-Xi’an (XIY)-Hanoi (HAN) utilizing a 777 freighter. The route launch supports various facets of Chinese regional and national aims to develop aviation hubs in line with international network expansion to meet evolving demand in China.   […]

Airports support peak flower season with special projects and infrastructure

In honor of Mother’s Day yesterday and the surge in airfreight demand that ensured mom would get her flowers on time, we at Cargo Airport News have identified three airport projects around the globe designed to meet peak season flower demand. These projects include:    #3: Anchorage (ANC) plants peony test beds  #2: Miami (MIA) supports flower shipments with streamlined procedures   #1: Quito (UIO) […]

Tampa Airport awards $43m construction contract to GLF Construction

Yesterday, Tampa International Airport (TPA) awarded a US$43 million contract to Miami-based GLF Construction Corp. for the construction of a new taxiway and bridge at the airport. The project is part of the TPA’s overall expansion and efforts to strengthen cargo infrastructure to support growing cargo volumes as Amazon, UPS and FedEx expand their footprints at the […]

DOT dismisses Kalitta complaint against AMS 

Today, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) dismissed North American ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air’s complaint against The Netherlands, Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airport authorities and Stichting Airport Coordination Netherlands (ACNL), following the approval of the new local rule at AMS.  Kalitta Air originally filed a complaint against the Dutch parties above with the DOT on Jan. 29, seeking sanctions or “other appropriate measures” and alleging that the parties named wrongfully withheld slots for Kalitta’s scheduled cargo services. The […]
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