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 […]

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 […]

Turning point for slot scarcity at AMS with approval of new local rule  

Today, Dutch Minister of Transport Cora van Niewenhuizen approved the implementation of a new local rule for airfreight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), after the enforcement of a 500,000 annual movement cap at the airport led many cargo operators to abandon AMS for nearby competitors. The long-awaited rule change is meant to support AMS’ competitive stance in the European airfreight market against […]

Freighter movements fall at AMS, while Kalitta Air files complaint over slot allocation

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) reported a 2.5% decline in freight volumes and 10.4% drop in full freighter movements year-over-year for 2018, as freighter traffic at the airport has been challenged since 2017, when AMS began enforcing a rule requiring operators to keep to scheduled operational time “slots” 80% of the time or risk losing them. […]