Post Tagged with: "Asia"

Peeking ahead to peak season

Peeking ahead to peak season

July 29, 2016 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Yes, it is still mid-summer, but news out of China today has us looking ahead to the fourth quarter. Peak season may not be quite the massive boost to air freight volumes that it once was, but it is still important. Retailers still make mistakes with inventory planning, and thereRead More

YTO Express takes 4th 737-300F, may have firmed 10 737-800BCF options

YTO Express takes 4th 737-300F, may have firmed 10 737-800BCF options

July 6, 2016 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Last month, YTO Express Airlines took delivery of its fourth freighter-converted 737-300. Yesterday evening, on 5 July, the plane took off on its maiden flight to Beijing Capital (PEK) from Hangzhou’s Xiaoshan (HGH) airport sporting YTO livery. YTO is leasing the ex-Donghai Airlines freighter (24916) from GECAS, and plans toRead More

A third hub for Cargolux?

A third hub for Cargolux?

June 15, 2016 at 10:56 am 0 comments

SHANGHAI – Speaking at the Air Cargo China event in Shanghai today, Cargolux CEO Dirk Reich hinted that his airline might move from its current dual-hub strategy to a triple-hub strategy, with the third hub located somewhere in the US. Two years ago, when Luxembourg-based Cargolux added a second hubRead More

SF to go public – through the back door

SF to go public – through the back door

May 26, 2016 at 10:51 am 0 comments

If they won’t let you in through the front door, go ’round to the back. That seems to be the only course open to China’s big express companies as they look to list on the Shanghai Exchange While the focus of the air cargo media in the last few daysRead More

Lufthansa & Cathay

Lufthansa & Cathay

May 13, 2016 at 10:35 am 0 comments

To follow up on yesterday’s post about the new Lufthansa/Cathay Pacific cargo partnership, we offer some fleet and traffic details, and (it is Friday) some videos featuring the two airlines. Starting with the fleets: Both Lufthansa and Cathay operate large fleets of widebody passenger aircraft, with significant (and growing) belly capacity. LufthansaRead More

Air freight dives in Asia – should we panic?

Air freight dives in Asia – should we panic?

March 31, 2016 at 10:53 am 1 comment

The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) published February international traffic results, and while passengers continue to board airplanes in droves, for cargo the news is bleak. As we regularly point out, neither January nor February data are meaningful on their own, as year-over-year comparisons are skewed by the timingRead More

Express volume pushes Shenzhen into ‘Million Tonne Club’

Express volume pushes Shenzhen into ‘Million Tonne Club’

March 23, 2016 at 10:38 am 1 comment

This year Shenzhen’s Bao’an International Airport became the eleventh Asia-based airport to join the “Million Tonne Club,” a designation reserved for airports with an annual cargo volume of more than one million tonnes. The ten other airports to make the list have all appeared previously and, as can be seenRead More

YTO Express Airlines recently ordered ten 737-800BCF conversions from Boeing.

YTO Chairman among new speakers confirmed for Cargo Facts Asia 2016

March 14, 2016 at 9:33 am 0 comments

Cargo Facts is excited to announce two new speakers to be featured at Cargo Facts Asia 2016 in Hong Kong next month. The explosive growth of e-commerce is fueling the biggest revolution in the air freight and express industry in decades, and nowhere is the impact of this revolution bigger thanRead More