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Air Cargo Germany begins service;
new cargo facility planned

By Amy Schneider

Air Cargo Germany will begin service at Hartsfield-Jackson in mid-October, and the Airport announced that it plans to build a fourth cargo facility.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed revealed the news on October 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center, where Hartsfield-Jackson was hosting the 26th International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition. The biennial forum of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is the world’s largest gathering of the air cargo community.

Air Cargo Germany will begin twice-weekly service at Hartsfield-Jackson on October 11, with Thursday night and Sunday morning flights to Frankfurt. The flights will be aboard the airline’s Boeing 747F aircraft.

“We are pleased to welcome Air Cargo Germany to Hartsfield-Jackson,” said Aviation General Manager Louis Miller. “Air Cargo Germany is working to expand its connections between North America and Europe, and Hartsfield-Jackson serves as the perfect global gateway to help achieve this goal.”

The flights will connect cargo with locations in Russia, Central Asia and Africa as well as throughout Europe by truck.

The mayor also announced that, pending approval by the Atlanta City Council, the Airport will build a new, state-of-the-art cargo facility. The facility, which could be open as early as mid-2014, is planned to be 100,000 square feet and will serve freighter aircraft. It will create jobs in design and construction as well as in warehousing and other services when it is finished.

The TIACA International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition was held October 2-4. During the TIACA conference, air cargo leaders met to discuss industry trends, challenges and best practices. The conference returned to its roots for its 50th anniversary; the first TIACA Air Cargo Forum and Exposition was held in Atlanta in 1962.

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller (center) passes the TIACA torch to Jung Jun, executive director of Incheon International Airport in South Korea, as Daniel Fernandez (with microphone), secretary general of TIACA, looks on. Incheon will host the next TIACA International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition in 2014.

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller (center) passes the TIACA torch to Jung Jun, executive director of Incheon International Airport in South Korea, as Daniel Fernandez (with microphone), secretary general of TIACA, looks on. Incheon will host the next TIACA International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition in 2014.



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