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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

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

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

Part IV: The leased freighter fleet, by carrier

Part IV: The leased freighter fleet, by carrier

Carriers, News August 17, 2017 at 9:50 am

On Monday, we began a multi-part series on freighter aircraft leasing which began with a look at the way in which a business that was originally fairly straightforward has become increasingly complex – you can see that discussion here. On Tuesday, we continued with a closer look at the lessors themselvesRead More

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

Aircraft, Carriers, News, Photos+Videos August 11, 2017 at 10:56 am

To finish off our multi-part analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers in 2016, and to give you some good weekend viewing, here is a series of videos of the carriers at the top of the list. If you wish to read the full analysis, Part I is here, PartRead More

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers Part III: The big picture

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers Part III: The big picture

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Express, Traffic August 10, 2017 at 9:24 am

Today, in Part III of our annual analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers, we step back from the rankings of individual carriers to see what those rankings tell us about the air freight and express market in general in 2016. (You can read Part I here, and Part IIRead More

The World’s top 50 cargo carriers Part II — what’s with the data?

The World’s top 50 cargo carriers Part II — what’s with the data?

Carriers, News, Strategy, Traffic August 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis we included a chart showing our best estimate of the international, domestic, and total cargo traffic (including mail and both scheduled and charter freight) flown by the top fifty carrier groups worldwide. But why do we call it our “best estimate,” and howRead More