DOT awards Chicago Rockford $9m for cargo infrastructure expansion

Yesterday, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s intent to award Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) $9 million in grants. The grants will support RFD’s expansion of its cargo operations and aims to become a Midwest regional cargo hub.  The $9 million will be used to fund the airport’s construction of its […]

Amazon breaks ground on massive new cargo hub at CVG [VIDEO]

Following much anticipation over the past week, Amazon broke ground today on its new Amazon Air cargo hub at Cincinnati/North Kentucky International Airport (CVG). The giant e-tailer also released a video mock-up of the massive new facility, as seen below.  The $1.5 billion Amazon CVG cargo hub will be located on a 1,100-acre plot of land and will […]

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) […]
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