Citilink tests first freighter to boost cargo service

first_img“Citilink hopes that the operation of the freighter will contribute quite significant additional income [to the airline], aside from the passengers revenue,” Citilink president director Juliandra said in a press release published on Wednesday. He noted that the airline’s shift to cargo services was a move to seize opportunities in the growing cargo market.On its test run yesterday, Citilink’s new freighter flew from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, to Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, and Kualanamu International Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra.  The aircraft will enter operations after Idul Fitri, which falls on May 24 and 25, and will carry cargo for both domestic and foreign routes, especially those in the Asian region.Many national airlines that predominantly operate passenger flights have reportedly shifted to the cargo business to cover losses from the COVID-19 pandemic that has severely hit passenger demand and airlines’ revenue.According to data from the Finance Ministry, the combined revenue losses among local airlines amounted to Rp 207 billion (US$13.4 million) as of April 15.Meanwhile, Indonesia National Air Carrier Association (INACA) data show that the volume of domestic and international airfreight in Indonesia also dropped 39 percent from the average rate.Topics : Low-cost carrier PT Citilink Indonesia, a subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia Group, conducted an operational test for its freighter fleet on Tuesday to support its cargo business.The freighter, with a load capacity of 13 tons, is a Boeing B737-500 aircraft converted to carry cargo instead of passengers.The conversion was done by Garuda Indonesia Group’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) subsidiary, PT Garuda Maintenance Facilities (GMF) AeroAsia, and has been certified by the Transportation Ministry’s Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation Directorate (DKUPPU).last_img read more

Syracuse racks up five individual wins at the Cornell Marc Deneault Invitational

first_img Published on February 17, 2018 at 9:38 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] UPDATED: Feb. 18, 2018 at 1:26 a.m.Syracuse had its final meet of the indoor regular season on Saturday and the Orange ended it with a bang at the Cornell Marc Deneault Invitational, racking up five wins and having the top collegiate runner in an additional two events.Tia Thevenin won the women’s 60-meter hurdles finals with a time of 8.44 seconds. Aviana Goode not only won the long jump with a distance of 5.83 meters but also placed second in the high jump at 1.65 meters. In the women’s 60-meter dash, Eunice Boateng finished third in the finals with a time of 7.53 seconds, the best time of all collegiate runners. Imani Clark placed fifth, followed by Justice Richardson in sixth and Victoria Parker in eighth.On the men’s side, top performances came from Jamil Adams and Jalen Racine who finished first and second, respectively in the 300-meter dash. Adams’ winning time was 36.05 seconds. The men also fared well in the mile run, where Simon Smith won with a time of 4:11.24. Andy Paladino finished third, Dominic Hockenbury finished seventh and Jared Lautenslager finished ninth.Syracuse men also dominated the 60-meter hurdles, with Angelo Goss placing second as the top collegiate runner at 7.90 seconds and Matt Moore finishing .005 seconds behind him in third. Another win came from the men’s distance medley team of Philo Germano, Pascal Bastien, Nathan Henderson and Aidan Tooker, who placed first with a time of 9:52.35.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn the women’s 800-meter run, Hannah Loder was the top Orange runner, finishing eighth with a time of 2:24.57. In the women’s mile run, Kayli Jones placed ninth with a time of 5:24.32 while Ryley Higgins finished shortly behind her in eleventh. In the 3000-meter run, Olivia Elston and Kelsey Potts finished fifth and sixth respectively, with Elston recording a time of 10:18.78.In the men’s 60-meter dash, Kashif Miller qualified for the finals and placed seventh with a time of 6.91 seconds. Randall Johnson placed fifth in both the high jump (at 1.95 meters) and the long jump (at 6.87 meters). In the long jump, Pascal Bastien placed right behind him in sixth. The men’s top runner in the 800-meter run was Sam Somera who placed 20th with a time of 2:04.81. In the 3000-meter run, it was Matt Cavallaro, who finished 16th with a time of 9:11.78.Syracuse will travel to Clemson and run in the ACC Indoor Championships this Thursday through Saturday.CORRECTION: In a previous version of this post, Aidan Tooker was misnamed. The Daily Orange regrets this error. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more