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LUFTHANSA Awards WFS’ First Cargo-Only Handling Contract In Brazil

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Lufthansa Cargo has awarded a three-year contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport to handle cargo carried onboard its passenger, freighter and ‘preighter’ services. The agreement, which commenced this month, is WFS’ first contract including cargo-only operations in Brazil. Lufthansa Cargo …

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China Eastern Airlines to Host 78th IATA AGM in Shanghai

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that China Eastern Airlines will host the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, on 19-21 June 2022. This will be the third time China will host the global gathering …

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Strong Cargo Demand Continues in July: IATA

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released July 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons to …

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Putin Inaugurates Second Baikal Tunnel to Railway Traffic

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the second Baikal tunnel on the Baikal-Amur Mainline to railway traffic on 28 July via videoconference. Oleg Belozerov, Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Board of Russian Railways, Alexey Tsydenov, Head of the Republic of Buryatia and Ruslan …

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Air Cargo Posts Strongest First Half-Year Growth Since 2017: IATA

Chennai: Port Wings News Network: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets for June showing a 9.9% improvement on pre-COVID-19 performance (June 2019). This pushed first half-year air cargo growth to 8%, its strongest first half performance since 2017 (when the industry posted 10.2% …

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