Airports

Suparna adds 747-400F, ultimately bound for Cargolux’s China venture?

Suparna adds 747-400F, ultimately bound for Cargolux’s China venture?

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers September 19, 2017 at 10:46 am

Update, 21 September 2017: Cargolux confirmed to Cargo Facts that there is in fact, no connection between Henan Cargo Airlines and Suparna’s recent 747-400F acquisition.  Last month, ASL Airlines Belgium returned a 747-400F (35235) to lessor Aircastle, and today the aircraft arrived in Hong Kong, where it is now onRead More

First look at August cargo results

First look at August cargo results

Airports, Asia, Carriers, Traffic September 14, 2017 at 10:49 am

August results are now in from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports, and it appears that growth in demand for air freight is continuing to be very strong. Some carriers and airports saw better results in August than in July, while others reported smaller gains, but theRead More

Yes, July was great, but what about August?

Yes, July was great, but what about August?

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic September 7, 2017 at 10:50 am

Three weeks ago, based on reports of July performance from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports, we predicted that when WorldACD and IATA released their comprehensive analyses in early September, we would see worldwide demand for air freight in July up between 11% and 12% y-o-y. LateRead More

Donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with Cargo Facts Symposium registration

Donate to Airlink’s Harvey relief with Cargo Facts Symposium registration

Airports, Events, News September 4, 2017 at 10:47 am

Most of the airports have re-opened, and air freight has begun to move again in Houston, the 4th largest city in the United States. But for much of the region, devastated by Tropical Storm Harvey last week, the cleanup efforts are just beginning. As the massive infrastructure recovery continues alongRead More

HNA’s Suparna commits to Xi’an and Hahn as air freight hubs

HNA’s Suparna commits to Xi’an and Hahn as air freight hubs

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers, News August 29, 2017 at 10:57 am

On 28 August, a Suparna Airlines (previously Yangtze River Express, then Yangtze River Airlines) 747-400F departed the central-Chinese city of Xi’an, and headed for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany, where it landed eight hours later, formally inaugurating the carrier’s newest Xi’an – Hahn – Ordos, scheduled cargo route. Although Suparna, inRead More

Growing trade in perishables drives new cargo connections to Africa

Growing trade in perishables drives new cargo connections to Africa

Airports, Carriers, News August 28, 2017 at 10:58 am

Luxembourg-based Cargolux Airlines today announced it would soon begin serving two new destinations in Africa, with flights to Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo launching on 15 September, and service to Douala in Cameroon following soon after, on 3 October. Although the carrier expects to ferry a mix ofRead More

SF Express offloads stock to purchase aircraft

SF Express offloads stock to purchase aircraft

Aircraft, Airports, Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News August 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

On 22 August, rapidly growing Shenzhen-based SF Express raised US$1.2 billion from a stock placement, freeing capital it plans to use for growth-focused investments including the purchase of new aircraft, pilot recruitment, and technology R&D, according to a filing on the Shenzhen Stock exchange. Local media reports suggest that SFRead More

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E-commerce drives China-Russia airfreight links

Aircraft, Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News, Traffic August 22, 2017 at 10:37 am

The Express Logistics arm of China Post reached an agreement with the Russian Post to have its affiliate airline, Aviastar-TU operate a TU-204-100C freighter on scheduled thrice-weekly service between Novosibirsk and Hangzhou, according to a report in Xinhua. Although flight frequencies and capacity are relatively insignificant given the volumes movingRead More