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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

Atlas expands its fleet

Atlas expands its fleet

Aircraft, Asia, Capacity & Demand, Carriers, News September 11, 2017 at 10:33 am

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) acquired a 747-400ERF (33515) on lease from Altavair. The freighter was originally delivered to Korean Air in 2003, and has been operated by Korean until now. Altavair acquired it, along with a sister ship, in a forward sale late last year. The second of theRead More

Chinese carriers to need more freighter conversions than initially forecasted

Chinese carriers to need more freighter conversions than initially forecasted

Asia, Capacity & Demand, News September 8, 2017 at 10:57 am

Boeing has released an updated version of its Current Market Outlook, which provides a more nuanced look at its expectations for the freighter market over the next twenty years, compared to the CMO released at this year’s Paris Air Show. The updated report is more upbeat regarding the Asia PacificRead 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

Cargo loading in Hong Kong, one of the best-connected cities in the world. Photo: Wikimedia/James Shiu

The good times keep rolling in July

Asia, Capacity & Demand, Traffic September 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

Two weeks ago, when we analyzed the just-published July results from some of the world’s big carriers and airports, we predicted that when IATA and WorldACD published their detailed analyses of cargo traffic worldwide at the beginning of September, we would see air freight demand growth in July of 11% orRead 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

747 era draws to a close at EVA Air [VIDEO]

747 era draws to a close at EVA Air [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, News, Strategy August 25, 2017 at 10:51 am

EVA Air was founded in Taiwan in 1989, and, just three years later, began adding main-deck cargo capacity in the form of 747-400 combis. Taking advantage of the boom in trans-Pacific air freight demand (Taiwan was a major manufacturing center for goods destined for the US), EVA ramped up its cargoRead 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