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Page 24 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • APRIL-MAY 2015 For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Wednesday, April 15, 2015 rising crude price slows airline share growth AIRLINE share prices rose two per cent in March compared to February, but the trend globally is flattening, probably as a result of rising crude oil and jet fuel pric- es, the International Air Transport Associa- tion (IATA) says. 500 expected at rAME 2015 DUBAI is host city for The Region Africa and Middle East (RAME-2015) conference of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) being hosted by the UAE’s National Association of Freight & Logistics (NAFL). Tuesday, April 14, 2015 skyCargo claims top spot in ireland DUBAI-based Emirates SkyCargo has become the biggest air cargo carrier for Irish exports for the year to date. Monday, April 13, 2015 Three Us departments wade into gulf carrier subsidies dispute THE three largest US airlines - Ameri- can, Delta and United airlines - have won support for their claim that Gulf carriers are heavily subsidised and therefore the Obama administration should renegotiate treaties with Persian Gulf countries. QantasLink to create maintenance base AUSTRALIAN domestic airline QantasLink has announced plans to create a Boeing 717 heavy maintenance base in the coun- try’s capital, Canberra, generating up to 40 engineering roles. Thursday, April 09, 2015 independent valuer steps in at West swanson Dock AUSTRALIA’S Port of Melbourne Corpo- ration (PoMC) has responded to criticism on its rent dispute with DP World and issued a statement to ‘clarify some of the key issues and outline the process for the benefit of industry bodies and stakehold- ers who may have been led to believe that a conclusion has already been reached’. VIRGIN Atlantic Cargo is partnering the City of London’s Heathrow Animal Reception Centre (HARC) in a trial of a pre-check service for pets landing in the UK on the airline’s flights. The service aims to comfort pet owners by eliminating stress caused by the uncertainty of not knowing if their pets will meet the entry requirements of the UK Pet Travel Scheme. The trial will also enable owners to correct any errors or obtain additional information before their pets travel. The carrier was the first airline to be approved to fly pets direct from the USA to the UK under the UK Pet Travel Scheme in 2003 and offers a unique service to its customers which man- ages the safe and comfortable move- ments of their pets from booking, collection, and clearance through to being reunited with their owners. Virgin Atlantic has safely carried more than 20,000 pets since the launch of its dedicated pet travel service. John Lloyd, director of Cargo at Virgin Atlantic, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in this trial because carrying pets is an important part of our business. Giving customers the opportunity to have all of their pets’ paperwork checked prior to travel is a very welcome initi- ative. It will not only give pet owners peace of mind, it will also speed up the process of them being reunited with their pets on the day of arrival.” Virgin Atlantic, HARC partner to trial pre-check pet service NY plans extensive airports revamp NEW York governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a massive program to modernise and revitalise LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy International, Republic (Long Island) and Stewart International Airports in the greater New York region. This will see a regional cargo distribu- tion hub established at Stewart, which is located in the Hudson Valley, by grow- ing its current cargo capacity. The aim is to relieve JFK of most cargo shipping facilities and create room there to ex- pand other amenities and services. FedEx and UPS currently operate scheduled flights to Stewart and the UPS and the US Department of Agri- culture (USDA) both have established facilities on the property, setting a good foundation for cargo expansion. To achieve this, the NY state govern- ment will propose a tax-free Start UP NY Zone at Stewart. Other investment is likely.