Asia

HNA increases ties with SF Airlines

HNA increases ties with SF Airlines

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, E-Commerce, News August 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

Hainan Group (HNA) subsidiary carrier Suparna Airlines (formerly known as Yangtze River Airlines) ACMI-leased a 757-200PCF from SF Airlines, and launched twice-weekly scheduled service between Zhengzhou and Taipei. The lease is for just one year, but, given that demand has long outstripped capacity at SF Express’ air arm, why wouldRead More

Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Earnings, News August 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

The Cathay Pacific Group reported a net loss of US$262 million in the first half of 2017, down from a profit of $45 million in 1H16, as the carrier’s passenger business struggled in the face of increasing competition from airlines based in mainland China. On the cargo side, however, thereRead More

The future of drones [VIDEO]

The future of drones [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Asia, Photos+Videos August 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

In the aviation industry, the future may belong to drones, but, as this video shows, there are still problems… And, of course, not all trouble comes from below…

Double-digit demand growth continues in July

Double-digit demand growth continues in July

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Traffic August 17, 2017 at 10:02 am

July results are now in from many 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 July than in June, while others reported smaller gains, but theRead More

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

Airports, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Traffic August 9, 2017 at 10:30 am

A month ago, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.8% y-o-y increase in its June cargo handle to 155,000 tonnes, its biggest year-over-year gain this year. Well, that was June, and Pactl’s July results are even stronger. PactlRead More

Green grass and high tides for Atlas

Green grass and high tides for Atlas

Asia, Capacity & Demand, E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News August 2, 2017 at 10:56 am

Not only did Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) report an extremely strong second quarter and first half, CEO Bill Flynn said the company expected the good momentum “to carry through 2017, into 2018, and beyond.” In the second quarter, Atlas reported net income up 89.3% over 2Q16 to $40 million,Read More

JD.com spearheads public-private alliance to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

JD.com spearheads public-private alliance to facilitate cross-border e-commerce

Asia, E-Commerce, News August 1, 2017 at 10:34 am

On 1 August, Beijing-based e-tailer JD.com, in collaboration with 20 global brands, announced a new alliance with China’s Inspection and Quarantine Association that aims to streamline and expedite the customs clearance process for cross-border imports into China. The alliance brings together a cross section of the cross-border e-commerce supply-chain includingRead More

China’s Express companies unfazed by outward FDI crackdown

China’s Express companies unfazed by outward FDI crackdown

Asia, E-Commerce, Events, News July 31, 2017 at 10:59 am

The days of HNA Group acquiring a new airport entity every few months may be coming to an end as Chinese regulators begin enforcing stricter outbound investment rules; yet this does not seem to have China’s express companies worrying about their ability to continue expanding into international markets. As SFRead More