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Beijing to get 44 more weekly express flights

Beijing to get 44 more weekly express flights

February 8, 2016 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Two of China’s major express companies have applied for more flights to/from Beijing. And not just one or two more, but almost seven more every day. According to a report in the China Aviation Daily, YTO Express Airlines, the recently-launched air arm of Shanghai-based YTO Express, applied to the CivilRead More

Wild landing

Wild landing

February 5, 2016 at 8:59 pm 0 comments

Nothing to do with cargo, but for all you aviation geeks out there, here’s a video of a KLM 777 getting bounced around on approach, but landing safely. Good flying.

ASL to take over TNT Airways

ASL to take over TNT Airways

February 5, 2016 at 10:53 am 1 comment

  One of the biggest questions arising out of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express has been answered: Ireland-based ASL Aviation Group signed an agreement to acquire TNT’s airline operations, including both TNT Airways, and Spain-based Pan Air Lineas Aéreas. The agreement is conditional on the completion of FedEx’s acquisition ofRead More

Amazon Airlines? Maybe, but maybe not.

Amazon Airlines? Maybe, but maybe not.

February 4, 2016 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Amazon seems to be saying “maybe not,” but in a way that is open to a wide variety of interpretation. We have covered Amazon’s move into the air freight business extensively. You can read our most recent analysis here, but the condensed version is that, in September 2015, Amazon set upRead More

2015: The results are in

2015: The results are in

February 3, 2016 at 8:48 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for December 2015, showing a slight (0.8%) year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic (in freight tonne kilometers flown). This 0.8% overall gain was the result of a 0.7% increase in international traffic and a 1.4% increase in domestic traffic.Read More

An exceptional quarter for UPS

An exceptional quarter for UPS

February 2, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

If you have been following the news from the express and e-commerce industries lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that the big US integrators are in serious trouble, trembling at the thought of Amazon not only pulling its business from UPS and FedEx, but also competing for their remaining business.Read More

The latest from Airbus and Boeing

The latest from Airbus and Boeing

February 1, 2016 at 9:46 am 0 comments

The past week has been an interesting one for the world’s two big commercial aircraft manufacturers, with some big orders and important first flights in the headlines. As usual, some of the headlines hint at more than is actually there, but even with that caveat, the news has been good. WeRead More

Triple-Seven thoughts

Triple-Seven thoughts

January 29, 2016 at 9:51 am 0 comments

In recent days we have looked at Boeing’s 747 and 767 programs, today we look at the 777 – the other aircraft type for which Boeing offers a freighter variant. Regarding the 767, we concluded that although the introduction of the 787 effectively ended demand for 767 passenger aircraft, demandRead More