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Page 24 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Thur sday, Februar y 26, 2015 Qantas reports solid result, tips more profits in 2015 AUSTRALIAN airline Qantas reported an Underlying Profit Before Tax of A$367 million and a Statutory Profit After Tax of A$206 million for the six months ended 31 December 2014. Thur sday, Februar y 19, 2015 firms scramble for Asia-UsA capacity EX-ASIA shippers, forwarders, manufac- turers and retailers all are fighting for airfreight space after the US west coast port crisis intensified a week before annual factory closures for Chinese New Year. HACTL, Emirates and schenker team to ship horses HONG Kong Air Terminals Limited (HACTL), forwarder DB Schenker and Emirates recently co-ordinated the trans- port of 62 horses for the Longines Hong Kong Masters, moving them from Liege to Hong Kong. Hogan, rigney step down from Virgin board ABU Dhabi-based Etihad Airways’ ceo James Hogan and Etihad chief financial officer James Rigney have resigned from the board of Virgin Australia Holdings. Hobart airport expansion ‘closer’ Tuesday, Februar y 17, 2015 EXPANSION of Hobart International Airport’s runway has moved closer with the approval of A$3.035 million in Austral- ian government funding for the project’s planning and development. This is part of the Australian government’s A$38 million spend on the project. ACi names AsQ Award recipients THE Airports Council International (ACI) has named the recipients of 2014 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. Seoul named in two airport rankings for ACI 2014 Service Quality awards AIRPORTS Council International (ACI) has named the winners of its 2014 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards. The ACI ASQ Survey benchmarking tool captures passengers’ appraisals at more than 300 airports worldwide. These awards represent passengers’ views on 34 key service indicators and are an indi- cator of the top world-wide performing airports with regard to passenger service. The awards cover four categories: Best Airport by Region, Best Airport by Size, Best Small Airport and Best Improvement. The following airports represent the best in class for their respective ASQ categories: Best Airport by Region Mauritius (Africa), Seoul Incheon (Asia-Pacific), Keflavik (Europe), Guay- aquil (Latin America-Caribbean), Amman (Middle East), Indianapolis (North Amer- ica). Best Airport by Size (ranked by passengers served per year) Guayaquil (2–5 million), Haikou (5–15 million), Seoul Gimpo (15–25 million), New Delhi (25–40 million), Seoul Incheon (over 40 million). Best Small Airport by Region (fewer than two million passengers served per year) Upington (Africa), Langkawi (Asia-Pacific), Murcia (Europe), Culiacan (Latin America-Caribbean), Victoria (North America). Best Improvement by Region Mauritius (Africa), Kolkata (Asia-Pa- cific), St. Petersburg (Europe), Santo Domingo (Latin America-Caribbean), San Antonio (North America). “Airports are more than simply points of departure and arrival,” said Angela Gittens, director general, ACI World. “They are complex businesses in their own right. As such, a focus on serving the passenger has become increasingly important to ensuring suc- cess. In the fast-changing landscape of world-wide aviation, ASQ is the key to understanding how to increase passen- ger satisfaction and improve business performance. “At the end of the day, good busi- ness acumen comes down to a simple equation: Better service, improved traffic and a healthier bottom line,” Gittens added. Agility teams with London’s ExCel in an exclusive multi- service deal LOGISTICS company Agility has been awarded an exclusive contract by ExCeL London. Under the new three-year con- tract, Agility Fairs and Events will provide event organisers, exhibitors and contractors with specialist event transportation and logistics, pre- and post-show storage, on-site receiv- ing and delivery, forklift/mechanical handling equipment and customer logistics advice and support. In 2012, Agility Fairs and Events re-lo- cated its London-based staff to ExCeL, making it the only logistics company on site with staff offices and warehouse facilities. Being based at ExCeL gives Agility the ability to cater for any logis- tics requirements on site or anywhere in the world via its global network. Agility has been working with ExCeL London since 2012 as its non-exclusive preferred freight operator.