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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

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

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

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

FedEx EVP Raj Subramaniam joins Cargo Facts Symposium for fireside chat

Events, Express, Photos+Videos August 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

Cargo Facts is pleased to announce that the 23rd Annual Cargo Facts Symposium will feature an exclusive Fireside Chat with Rajesh (Raj) Subramaniam, executive vice president, chief marketing and communications officer, for FedEx Corp. Subramaniam has a rich history at FedEx. After joining the marketing team in Memphis in 1991,Read More

ABX Air pilots went on strike this morning, just days before the holiday shopping frenzy begins in the US.

Part III: The changing landscape of freighter aircraft leasing

Aircraft, News August 16, 2017 at 9:32 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. Yesterday, we continued with a closer look at the lessors themselves (seeRead More