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Chapman Freeborn Wins ‘Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year’ for Fifth Year in a Row [Airlines]

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has won the prestigious Air Cargo Charter Broker of the Year prize at the ACW World Air Cargo Awards for the fifth successive year.
International freight forwarders and cargo airlines have once again voted the global aircraft charter specialist as their favourite provider.

This year’s success continues Chapman Freeborn’s run of winning the accolade every year since it was established in 2007.

Russi Batliwala, Chapman Freeborn's CEO, collected the award on behalf of the company's worldwide offices at a ceremony in Munich.

He used the opportunity to thank his team and praise their efforts. Mr Batliwala said "People say a broker is not asset-based but that's not true – we have nearly 400 people and they are our assets. We are very, very proud of them. This is our fifth award out of five and it's a great message to send to our people."

Mark Middleton, Chapman Freeborn Singapore’s Director says “Winning for five times in a row is an amazing feat! This great achievement also acknowledges our professionalism and great relationship we have with international freight forwarders and cargo airlines worldwide.”

The latest award marks the end of another busy year for Chapman Freeborn.

In addition to the regular business of completing urgent and heavy lift cargo charter operations for freight forwarders and shippers, the company has been involved in responding to events around the world including crises in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Ivory Coast and Japan.

Thousands of tons of humanitarian cargo including food, medicines, temporary shelter and vehicles have been delivered worldwide for clients.

Elsewhere, Chapman Freeborn continues to expand its global coverage with the opening of a new office in Houston and strengthening its presence in Australasia and Scandinavia, as well as rolling out innovative new product lines including its specialist On Board Courier (OBC) service.

The ACW accolade completes a successful awards season for Chapman Freeborn after it was also recently named Air Charter Provider of the Year in Africa at the Air Cargo Africa 2011 awards in Nairobi, Kenya.

Chapman Freeborn has 32 offices in 22 countries and provided over 6,000 cargo and passenger aircraft charters last year, in addition to many ACMI, wet and dry aircraft lease arrangements. Chapman Freeborn’s Singapore branch is located at 100 Beach Road #15-09 Shaw Tower Singapore 189702.

Posted at 07:24   パーマリンク


Air China Launches Fare Search Calendar on International Websites [Airlines]

Air China Ltd. launched the fare search calendar feature on four of its international websites - the US, Australia, Japan and Malaysia. This launch allows passengers to view fare information in the form of a calendar. The four websites display the lowest fare and specific restrictions for a certain travel date designated by the passenger, plus the three days before and after the designated date.

The launch of the fare search calendar not only simplifies the online booking process, but it is a considerable time-saver when booking a ticket. The fare search calendar allows passengers to check the real-time change in the fare trend during different time periods, choose special offers based on the fare trend, and flexibly arrange their itinerary.

The fare search calendar feature has now been launched on 16 overseas Air China websites covering most countries and regions that Air China flies to.

Posted at 21:39   パーマリンク



Turkish Cargo, the cargo services branch of Turkish Airlines, announced the launch of its new, direct cargo freighter service between Hong Kong and Istanbul. In addition, two new A330-200F freighters will be added to the current fleet, further enabling cargo customers from Asia to reach 168 destinations worldwide via Istanbul more frequently and at higher capacities.

Starting from 15 October 2010, Turkish Cargo will operate freighter flights twice weekly between Hong Kong and Istanbul. Two new A330-200F freighters will also join the Turkish Cargo fleet. The increased cargo capacity will strengthen Turkish Cargo’s long-haul freighter service, serving the rapidly expanding Chinese market while meeting growing demands for transit between Asia and Europe.

“We are excited with the launch of this new freighter service, which will help us better serve the needs of cargo customers in the region,” said Mr. Huseyin Ceyhan, Director of Turkish Airlines Hong Kong. “Hong Kong, being the second-largest cargo hub in the world, is a very important market for us. The expansion of Turkish Cargo will further enhance our local presence and our penetration into the Asia-Pacific market.”

With a global transport network anchored by Istanbul, Turkish Cargo offers frequent and reliable routes, and minimum transit times between 168 destinations worldwide. Given the unique geographical position of Istanbul, almost 50 countries can be reached within a two-to-three hour flight. Turkish Cargo’s vast network also reaches many destinations less frequented by most other airlines, such as Tbilisi, Damascus and Maastricht, ensuring maximum convenience and efficiency for cargo customers.

“Despite the recent global economic downturn, we continue to observe steady demand for our cargo transport from Hong Kong, which posted an 8.27% growth in local cargo export over the first two quarters of this year,” said Mr. Abdullah Soner Akkurt, Senior Vice President of Turkish Cargo. “Thus, expansion into Greater China is a necessary and opportune strategic move for us. We are very pleased to further support economic growth between East and West with this new freighter service.”

Turkish Cargo is one of the few carriers that have grown during the recent credit crunch, achieving an increase of 60% in cargo revenue and 42% in total cargo tonnage carried over the last eight months. In addition to new freighters, expansion of cargo terminals and improvement to equipment and infrastructure are planned for supporting the rapid growth in Turkish Cargo’s capacity.

Posted at 21:31   パーマリンク

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