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Cathay Pacific recently increased freighter flights to Australia on higher demand for perishables.

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

Uni-top Airlines’ grand ambitions

Uni-top Airlines’ grand ambitions

March 3, 2016 at 8:53 am 0 comments

In September 2014, Wuhan-based Uni-top Airlines announced plans to acquire seven A300-600s and have them converted to freighter configuration – taking the little-known Chinese carrier’s fleet from three 747-200Fs to a total of ten widebody freighters – many in the industry expressed doubt. After all, Uni-top had acquired GrandStar CargoRead More

Asian carriers drive strong worldwide air cargo gains

Asian carriers drive strong worldwide air cargo gains

April 1, 2015 at 9:44 am 0 comments

The International Air Transport Association released its air freight market analysis for February 2015, showing an overall 11.7% year-over-year increase in worldwide cargo traffic. The growth was driven by a 22.0% increase in international traffic reported by carriers from the Asia-Pacific region, which underpinned an overall 12.7% growth in internationalRead More

A first look at July cargo traffic

A first look at July cargo traffic

August 18, 2014 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Early reports from some of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports indicate that the trend of increasing demand that has been underway since mid-2013 will continue in July. The big carriers in the US, and many of those in Asia posted strong results. Two of Europe’s big three, whileRead More

Cargo growth continues in Asia

Cargo growth continues in Asia

July 9, 2014 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Yesterday we reported strong cargo growth at Etihad Airways and American Airlines. Today, two of Asia’s biggest cargo handlers also reported exceptionally strong growth in June and for the first half of 2014. So, while the big European carriers appear to be struggling, it is beginning to look as thoughRead More

Farnair takes 45% stake in Thailand’s K-Mile Air

Farnair takes 45% stake in Thailand’s K-Mile Air

March 19, 2014 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

Switzerland-based Farnair acquired the 45% stake in Thailandbased K-Mile Air formerly held by Malaysia’s Transmile Group. As part of the agreement, Farnair will place a 737-400F (28492, recently redelivered to Farnair by Aeronautical Engineers Inc) with K-Mile, replacing the carrier’s single 727-200F (22080),which it recently parked. Farnair has long been a turboprop freighter operator, but lastRead More