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Final 2020 Air Cargo Figures now Available

The Air Cargo Tonnage Statistics of the three major Swiss airports for the year 2020 are now complete and available on igaircargo.ch website. The import and export figures are relatively stable. The transit traffic has dropped significantly during the past year due to the reduced number of passenger flights. For the same reason we notice an increase […]


COVID19 – Swiss WorldCargo Network Updates

Swiss WorldCargo, the Air Cargo division of Swiss International Air Lines,  re-introduces capacity to its network. Destinations served from/to Zurich Airport include: JFK, EWR, BKK, PVG, PEK and several European destinations. Please check the following links for updated information: Read the official communication (URL – English) Latest network updates (URL – English) Cargo charter flights info (URL – […]


Summit Back in the Air

The Interest Group Air Cargo Switzerland has joined forces with representatives from the aviation, business and tourism sectors, as well as the social partners, in a virtual summit called Back in the Air that formulated three key demands in order to restore freedom of travel. These were presented to the President of the Confederation Guy […]


COVID19 – Swiss Customs measures for goods transport

In view of the many adversities created by the Covid19 pandemic, the Swiss Federal Customs Administration (EZV) has undertaken various measures to ensure that freight traffic is handled as efficiently as possible.  Among them are procedures designed to reduce the use of paper documentation, the need for contact with Customs officers and to facilitate the […]


Cargolux: 50 years of excellence

 The history of Europe’s largest cargo ariline The anniversary year of Cargolux was overshadowed by the pandemic in 2020. However, the Luxembourg airline’s experience and professionalism were in greater demand than ever before. With its 30 cargo jumbos, it is now the largest cargo airline in Europe.


COVID19 – Swiss WorldCargo performs more all cargo flights

Swiss WorldCargo to perform more than ten cargo flights for Swiss healthcare institutions. SWISS is to perform a series of flights bringing vital protective medical equipment from China to Switzerland. The operation, which is extensively supported by the company’s Swiss WorldCargo airfreight division, is being conducted on behalf of the Zurich Cantonal Pharmacy.


Changes in Euroairport Management (Freight)

After more than eight years at EuroAirport, Gian Carlo Alessi, member of the Executive Committee and Head of Freight, will leave the company at the end of May to take up a new position in the logistics sector. In this context, Gian will cease to perform his duties as Head of Freight with immediate effect. Until […]


IATA releases: “Guidance for Safe Transport of Cargo in Passenger Cabin”.

In response to the growing demand of operating cargo flights with passenger aircrafts, International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a specific documentation.


New IG Air Cargo President Switzerland

After 11 years of successful leadership of IGAirCargo Switzerland, Peter Somaglia has decided that time has come for a change and has placed the presidency in new hands. At this year’s General Assembly, Gerry Zurmühle was elected as the new president and has also taken over the office management of IGAirCargo Switzerland as of November […]