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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCTOBER-NOVEMBER • Page 27 CLA adds Dubai/Hong Kong run, says Mexico route is exceeding all expectations UK-based all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) has launched its second scheduled cargo service, with a new weekly route con- necting London and Frankfurt with Dubai and hong Kong. Departing from London every saturday, CLA’s new B747-8 freighter will offer customers 135 tonnes of cargo capacity per week from Europe to the Middle East and hong Kong, and a direct hong Kong-London stansted return service that arrives in the UK every Monday. This latest expansion follows the launch of the carrier’s first scheduled operation in August, when it introduced twice-weekly B 747-400 flights from stansted Airport every Wednesday and saturday to Mexico City International Airport via hartsfield-Jack- son Atlanta International Airport. That service also incorporates stops in houston, Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi. steve harvey, chief commercial officer CargoLogicAir said: “We have always been extremely positive about the demand for a British cargo airline and the strength of the UK export and im- port markets, and this is being proven by the level of support we are receiving, particularly from multi-national freight forwarders. Our UK-Mexico service has exceeded our expectations in terms of its operational and commercial performance to the extent that we are now looking to add a third weekly frequency on the route in early 2018 to support the level of business investment and market growth in Mexico.” CLA’s chief executive Dmitry Grishin added: “The launch of our new weekly service from London via Frankfurt, Dubai World Cen- tral, hong Kong and back to the UK is the result of talking to our customers about the routes where they need additional capacity. Our strategy remains on track and we are now actively looking to add a fourth B 747 freighter to our fleet early next year, in line with our business plan to be operating a fleet of five 747Fs by the end of our third year of operations.” In the first half of 2017, CLA’s ACMI and charter operations enabled it to report 44 per cent growth year-on-year. Random testing coming for Aust airport workers AUsTRALIA’s aviation security will be strengthened via new regulations to mitigate the insider threat. Darren Chester, minister for In- frastructure and Transport, said the amendments to the Aviation Transport security Regulations 2005 will tighten security at Australia’s major airports. “Airport workers, together with their vehicles and belongings, will be random- ly selected for explosive trace detection testing and other screening when enter- ing or working in secure airside areas at major airports,” said Chester. “Other measures being introduced include stronger access controls and additional security awareness training for aviation workers. “These measures strengthen exist- ing controls to ensure airport workers are authorised, properly identified and appropriately trained before entering secure airside areas. They may also be subject to security screening in the course of their duties. “The measures will be progressively implemented and will provide flexibility for airports to ensure they continue to function efficiently and effectively,” said Chester. CLA adds Frankfurt Tel Aviv service BRITIsh all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir (CLA) is adding Tel Aviv to its growing network of scheduled freighter opera- tions. starting 10 November 2017, the Lon- don stansted-based airline will operate a weekly Boeing 747-400F service to Tel Aviv via Frankfurt. The flight will depart Frankfurt for Tel Aviv on Friday evening before returning to Frankfurt on saturday morning. In December, the outbound service ex Europe will switch from Frankfurt to hahn Airport.