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Could all-cargo flights be banned in Shanghai?

April 20, 2015 at 1:57 am 0 comments

With annual passenger traffic at Shanghai’s two major airports (Pudong and Hongqiao) forecast to grow by 50% to 120 million over the next five years, China’s aviation authority is hinting that freighter flights may be squeezed out. A report published in the English-language Shanghai Daily quotes Jiang Huaiyu, a director ofRead More

The worldwide express fleet: Part III

The worldwide express fleet: Part III

April 17, 2015 at 8:44 am 0 comments

Two days ago, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, while Part II summarized the changes on a company-by-company basis. Today we look ahead at how the fleetRead More

HAECO to convert 757s for Precision in US

HAECO to convert 757s for Precision in US

April 17, 2015 at 8:08 am 0 comments

Precision Aircraft Solutions signed an agreement with HAECO Americas under which HAECO will provide touch labor on Precision’s 757-200PCF passenger-to-freighter conversions at its Greensboro facility (at the Piedmont Triad Airport – GSO). The first HAECO Americas conversion will be of ex-VIM Airlines unit 25441, which was purchased by a jointRead More

AirBridge gets Fifth Freedom rights out of Hong Kong

AirBridge gets Fifth Freedom rights out of Hong Kong

April 17, 2015 at 7:59 am 0 comments

Russia and Hong Kong renegotiated their bilateral air services agreement to allow Russian carriers authority to operate flights between Hong Kong and any two intermediate points chosen from Almaty, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and Singapore. The revised agreement allows for up to three flights per week per point, inRead More

The worldwide express fleet: Part II

The worldwide express fleet: Part II

April 16, 2015 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, but there were also significant changes on a company-by-company basis, and that is what we will examine today, startingRead More

New cargo hub for ANA?

April 16, 2015 at 9:09 am 0 comments

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is planning a new Southeast Asia hub. In an interview published in The Japan Times, Shinya Katanozaka, the newly appointed President of ANA Holdings, cited growing demand for Japanese products in Southeast Asia as the reason All Nippon was looking to set up a newRead More

Lufthansa on the fence about more 777Fs

April 16, 2015 at 9:06 am 0 comments

As we have reported, EVA has decided to modernize its freighter fleet with 777Fs. But on the other side of the world, Lufthansa Cargo is hesitating. When the Germany-based carrier ordered five 777Fs from Boeing in May 2011, part of the deal was options on five more. Initially, Lufthansa had set March 2014, justRead More

The worldwide express fleet

The worldwide express fleet

April 15, 2015 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Today, we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Over the next two days will look at the fleet on a company-by-company basis, and conclude with our thoughts on how the fleet will evolve in the future. But today we start with a look at the overall fleetRead More