|Vol. 16 No. 55||
Tuesday June 27, 2017
“Our move will touch Mumbai,
the economic heart of India, said
a smiling Marcel de Nooijer, EVP
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo.
Big Comeback To Mumbai
The youthful executive is referring
to the resumption of KLM flights
after “almost two decades.”
Services recommence between Mumbai
and Schiphol-Amsterdam starting
on October 29, 2017.
Adding Lift Where It Counts
The Mumbai flight will boost Air
France KLM in India and challenge
Lufthansa, which may no longer
rule the roost as the largest
The big news is that AF-KL has
a solid partner in Jet Airways.
Better Connections India To Europe
Apparently, the strategy is to
connect the networks and bring
in passengers and cargo from Tier-II
cities in India to Tier II towns
in the U.S. via Amsterdam.
Dreamliners & Visions of Belly Lift
The introduction of the Dreamliner
is in line with the carrier’s
thrust to boost belly capacity
and reduce the number of freighters
by strengthening partnerships
with other airlines.
Other Carriers Move Into India
Other than AF-KLM, European carriers
have been eyeing the Indian market.
Lufthansa Grows Market Presence
Dieter Vranckx, Lufthansa Vice-President,
Asia Pacific, said that the carrier
wanted to continue investing in
EU Notes Growth
During her recent visit to India
Federica Mogherini, High Representative-Foreign
Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President,
European Commission (HRVP), pointed
out that “with work ongoing
to conclude a comprehensive and
ambitious free trade agreement,
the EU accounts for 13.5 percent
of India’s overall trade,
which makes the EU India’s
largest trading partner.”
Fernandes was sitting in a chair
as the sun and the warmth of a
late Spring day set over Amelia
Island, Florida, this year at
the EMO Trans Global meetings.
Above Belmont, giant Emirates A380s arrive on final into John F. Kennedy International Airport, just near the tracks.
The horse shipment is the oldest gag in air cargo.
In the early days of air cargo, flaks ran to the airport pressroom every time horses were on the manifest.
At Idlewild International Airport in New York City (today JFK International) that meant an obligatory first stop at the JFK Animal Shelter next to the old Cargo Building 80, where horses were properly looked after as they moved in and out of the gateway.
At the animal shelter, reporters could get the latest scoop from Bill Gillen, who ran the place from a second floor office complete with an old steel desk that opened up to pop out a manual typewriter.
But Bill never typed, so in a very early example of adaptive reuse, Bill replaced the typewriter with a full bar.
In between shipments and on long rainy nights or during midwinter permafrost, out popped the magic desk. While the horses munched their oats and readied for their airborne adventure, many typewriters clacked with the deftless prose of airport reports from well-lubricated members of the fourth estate weaving yet another unforgettable tale of the horse.
In the old days when freighters had reciprocating piston pounders for engines, handlers would actually back the animals onto a Lockheed Constellation of Seaboard World or Pan Am.
Up a narrow ramp that looked like a pig run went the giant animals.
Horses, as you may know, are rather easily spooked, and riding an airplane was not much in vogue with our four-legged friends (and our guess is it remains the same even today).
Emirates Moves 100
All of that brings us to the latest
horse gag from Emirates SkyCargo.
Recently, EK moved nearly 100
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