Airports

In a surprise move, Heathrow begins to develop cargo community

In a surprise move, Heathrow begins to develop cargo community

Airports, E-Commerce, News, Strategy May 25, 2017 at 10:56 am

Today, Heathrow Airport took a major step towards developing an airport cargo community with the introduction of the ‘Heahtrow CargoCloud’.  Next month, the airport will test the waters for cargo community participation by piloting a load consolidation app developed by Belgium-based data sharing platform, Nallian (which also powers Brussels Airport’sRead More

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

Airports, Asia, E-Commerce, Express, News, Traffic May 16, 2017 at 10:57 am

According to data from the CAAC, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by Chinese airports rose 7.2% y-o-y in 2016, to 15.1 million tonnes, more than double the pace of world average growth, which according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, was 3.3%. The chartRead More

April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

April: the beat goes on for cargo traffic

Airports, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News May 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

If we had posted the chart at right one year ago – that is, representing air freight demand growth for April 2016 – the results would have seemed so good as to be almost unbelievable. This year, growth that will likely average close double digits in April is, well, almostRead More

Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

Top 20 cargo airports for 2016

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 19, 2017 at 9:55 am

According to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by airports worldwide in 2016 was up 3.3% over 2015 to about 106 million tonnes. International freight handled was up 4.3% to about 66 million tonnes, accounting for a little more thanRead More

Cathay Pacific's cargo division ended 2016 with a strong performance in December.

Huge jump in Hong Kong cargo volume

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 17, 2017 at 10:52 am

Hong Kong International Airport reported cargo volume in March up 17.7% y-o-y, to 433,000 tonnes. In 2015, cargo volume growth at HKIA  stalled, and the Airport’s full-year handle was up just one-tenth of one percent over 2014. This stagnation continued through the first half of 2016, and, despite a strong finish inRead More

Two 777Fs are all that is left of the once-mighty Air France freighter fleet.

Surging trade delivers broad gains to March 2017 cargo traffic

Airports, Capacity & Demand, News, Traffic April 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

Note — 14 April 2017: This post has been updated to reflect the latest traffic results. Many of the major carriers in Europe and North America, as well as several from Asia, have now reported their March 2017 traffic figures,and  the results are almost universally good. Despite the politically tumultuous 2016Read More

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

YTO goes west with new joint-venture airline and hub

Airports, Carriers April 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Shanghai-based YTO Express will build a new hub at Xianyang Airport (XIY) in the city of Xi’an in central China. Further, the company’s airline subsidiary, YTO Express Airlines, signed a memorandum of understanding with Western Airport Group to establish a joint-venture airline in Xi’an under the name China Northwest InternationalRead More

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HNA Group affiliates gobble up Hong Kong-based assets

Airports, Asia, News March 27, 2017 at 10:28 am

Hong Kong Airlines recently acquired a 51% stake in SATS HK, the Hong Kong affiliate of Singapore-based airport services provider, SATS. In parallel, Hong Kong Airlines’ investment arm, Holistic Capital Investment, acquired a 35% stake in Asia Air Freight Terminal (AAT) (a stake that was owned by forwarder and logisticsRead More