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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

Air freight rates slowly edging upwards ahead of peak season

Air freight rates slowly edging upwards ahead of peak season

News August 23, 2017 at 10:33 am

Air freight rates on major east-west routes fluctuate from month-to-month, and for the year 2017, appear to have bottomed out in February. Except for a blip between April and May, rates have gradually been on the rise ahead of peak season. In its monthly East-West Airfreight Price Index, Drewry reportedRead More

海航集团与顺丰速运紧密合作

海航集团与顺丰速运紧密合作

Mandarin News, News August 22, 2017 at 4:41 pm

海航集团的子公司金鹏航空(前扬子江速运航空),从顺丰航空湿租了1架波音757-200PCF货机,开通了郑州至台北的每周2班的定班服务。该租赁期限为期一年,但考虑到顺丰速运正处于高速成长期,为何缩减1架货机运力并提供给另一家航空公司?据中国新闻社民航局的报导,两家航空公司正在携手面对航班时刻的瓶颈,以及海峡两岸航空货运业务日益激烈的竞争。 换句话说,该货班不仅由顺丰航空提供机组,很可能将运营顺丰航空难以申请时刻的航线,承载顺丰速运的货物。这并不奇怪,例如,顺丰航空在郑州仅开通3条国内业务的波音737F航班,而作为中国快递业务的长期运力提供者金鹏航空,则早已开通了3条直通欧美的波音747-400BDSF航班。 目前,金鹏航空虽然没有运营波音757系列的自有货机,但《空运通讯》预计,在不久的将来,金鹏航空将稳步实施之前制定的机队扩张计划,并扩充该类机型。除了以上提及的3架波音747-400BDSF以及1架最近租赁的波音757-200PCF,金鹏航空还拥有3架波音737-400F和14架波音737-300F,另有1架通过阿特拉斯航空集团湿租的波音747-400F。

AirBridgeCargo Airlines is in the midst of a period of phenomenal growth.

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

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