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Annual General Assembly (Basel)                                               June 19, 2024

National Air Cargo Day (Zurich Airport)                                     September 26, 2024


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.


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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 his departure, he will be available to the management for specific actions.

Michael Schwyn, Head of Airline Marketing Development and member of the EAP Executive since 2001, will take over as interim Head of Freight Marketing. Fabrizio Ricca, Head of Freight Operations, will remain your point of contact and Michael will be your additional point of contact.

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 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 share of RFS (Trucks) traffic, feeding larger airports in Europe with scheduled freighter networks.

Download here the 2020 Air Cargo Figures (PDF)

For comparison with the previous years, please download the Overview of Air Cargo Figures 2013-2020 (PDF) 

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 Parmelin on behalf of all the organisations concerned during his recent visit to Zurich airport.


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Covid19 & Air Cargo Bachelor’s Thesis

Author Ms. Tu Khanh Jacqueline Trieu of Zurich University of Applied Sciences just published her Bachelor’s Thesis: "The impact of Covid-19 on the air cargo market in Europe"

IG Air Cargo supported Ms. Trieu in her work through an interview to our president Peter Somaglia. The document covers in depth ample aspects of the disruption caused to our industry by this major global crisis. The scope of the thesis includes the entire Europe, but there is a great emphasis on the Swiss Air Cargo market. A strongly suggested reading.

Download here the Bachelor’s Thesis: "The impact of Covid-19 on the air cargo market in Europe"

Swiss WorldCargo ready for COVID-19 vaccines transport

Swiss WorldCargo has finalized preparation for transport of COVID-19 vaccines

For the past six months, Swiss WorldCargo has prepared for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. Beginning in summer 2020, the company set up an internal task force to analyse the potential for shipping COVID-19 vaccines throughout the world. The task force, comprised of team members from different divisions, has closely analysed how Swiss WorldCargo’s aircraft, network and capacity to and from Switzerland, can best support these global shipments.

From north to south. Swiss WorldCargo to LAX and LIM

Swiss WorldCargo resumes service to Los Angeles and adds Lima as a new destination

Beginning on 7 January, we will introduce flights to San Jose (SJO) and on 19 January, new flights to Lima (LIM), which will be operated once weekly. Starting 27 January, we will reintroduce weekly flights to Los Angeles (LAX). A full overview of our most recent additions can be found below.

SWISS operates more than 1,000 cargo-only flights since March

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis in March, Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) has operated more than 1,000 cargo-only flights, carried out by its airfreight division, Swiss WorldCargo.

Over 23,000 tonnes of goods have been transported. During the months of April and May, the major commodities transported were medicines and medical supplies supporting the Swiss population and economy. Since then the focus has been on the transportation of commercial cargo.

SWISS expands its cargo services

 Swiss International Air Lines expands its cargo network reconfigures three Boeing 777s into full cargo aircraft

SWISS and its Swiss WorldCargo division have performed more than 80 cargo-only flights since the end of March, transporting over 1,300 tonnes of airfreight between Asia and Switzerland. The cargoes concerned have consisted mainly of medicines and medical supplies and equipment for the Swiss healthcare system. SWISS plans to operate over 100 further cargo flights on behalf of various private and public entities between now and the end of May.
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Fee negotiations at Flughafen Zürich AG (EN)

Conclusion of negotiations on flight operating fees Flughafen Zürich AG

After several rounds of negotiations, Flughafen Zürich AG and the negotiating partners have reached a new agreement on flight operating fees from January 2021. As agreed, this was signed by Martin Theiler on the part of SPEDLOGSWISS and Lukas Gyger on the part of IG Air Cargo.

New Swiss Air Cargo Study 2020

The new study "Swiss Air Cargo Logistics 2020" surprises with impressive figures, even in times of crisis

The study examines the importance of air freight for the Swiss economy. The key issues of the air freight market, digitization, climate, environmental protection and regulatory framework conditions were analyzed. Aircraft are an extremely important means of transport for the Swiss export industry (before, during and after the pandemic).

Flugbetriebsgebühren Flughafen Zürich AG (DE)

Abschluss Verhandlungen Flugbetriebsgebühren Flughafen Zürich AG

Die Flughafen Zürich AG und die Verhandlungspartner haben sich nach mehreren Verhandlungsrunden auf eine neue Vereinbarung betreffend die Flugbetriebsgebühren ab Januar 2021 geeinigt. Wie vereinbart wurde diese durch Martin Theiler seitens SPEDLOGSWISS und Lukas Gyger seitens IG Air Cargo unterzeichnet.

COVID19 - IATA Updated Impact Assessment

IATA Economics Department provides analysis of economic and policy developments affecting the global airline industry

Brian Pearce, Chief Economist at the International Air Transport Association, has published on April 14th a new financial impact assessment of Covid-19 on the airline industry.