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One of Korean Air's first 777Fs. Photo: Alex Kwanten

South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016

March 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

South Korean air cargo traffic 7.5% higher in 2016, compared to 2015, as total tonnage reached 3.78 million tonnes. The country’s two big carriers, Korean Air and Asiana, both operate significant freighter fleets. Korean Air accelerated its freighter fleet renewal efforts in 2016. In the last twelve months, Korean hasRead More

Asiana and Atlas in trans-Pac ACMI agreement

Asiana and Atlas in trans-Pac ACMI agreement

February 14, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korea-based Asiana Airlines, signed an agreement to ACMI lease a 747-400F from Atlas Air, one of the airline subsidiaries of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW). Atlas will operate the freighter, beginning this month, on trans-Pacific routes connecting South Korea “with several destinations inRead More

Asiana brings new life to Bedek’s 747-400 conversion program

December 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

During the Cargo Facts Symposium, Rafi Matalon, Bedek’s senior director & GM Marketing and Business Development, announced that his company had received an order, from an unidentified customer, for two 747-400 combi-to-freighter conversions. Given the limited number of -400 combis in operation, the source of feedstock could have been winnowedRead More

$1.1 billion IPO for BOC Aviation, Boeing takes stake

$1.1 billion IPO for BOC Aviation, Boeing takes stake

June 2, 2016 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Singapore-based BOC Aviation Ltd recently announced it had secured cornerstone investors for its initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and on 1 June shares began trading. With an estimated US $1.1 billion raised, BOC became the second largest IPO in Asia this year, and the largest aircraftRead More

Will aircraft age limit affect Korean freighter operators?

Will aircraft age limit affect Korean freighter operators?

May 22, 2015 at 10:55 am 1 comment

Eight South Korean airlines are reported to have signed an agreement with the country’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MLIT) to only operate aircraft of twenty years or younger. At present, three of the eight carriers, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, and Air Incheon, operate a total of twelve aircraftRead More

Silk Way orders more 747-8Fs

Silk Way orders more 747-8Fs

March 2, 2015 at 10:56 am 0 comments

Azerbaijan-based Silk Way Group signed a firm order with Boeing to purchase three 747-8 Freighters. Rumors that Silk Way was negotiating such an order surfaced late last year, and have now been confirmed by a report late last week from the Azerbaijan State Information Agency showing photos of Aaur Akhundov, PresidentRead More

747-8F: the State of the program

747-8F: the State of the program

October 14, 2014 at 10:51 am 0 comments

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F, first, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) signing on as launch customers, with orders for ten and eightRead More

747-8 Freighters — where are they now?

747-8 Freighters — where are they now?

August 26, 2014 at 10:59 am 0 comments

It has now been almost nine years since Boeing officially launched the 747-8, with Cargolux and Nippon Cargo Airlines signing on as launch customers with orders for ten and eight freighters, respectively. In a departure from the normal evolution of major aircraft programs, Boeing launched the freighter variant, the 747-8F,Read More