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

YTO Express plans major airline expansion, and a new hub

October 26, 2016 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Yu Weijiao, the Chairman of Shanghai-based YTO Express, has been widely quoted as saying his company’s air arm, YTO Express Airlines, will expand from its current fleet of five freighters, to fifty by 2020. And further, that this massive new fleet would have a new base at an as-yet-unbuilt airportRead More

China’s startups that never start

China’s startups that never start

October 20, 2016 at 10:49 am 0 comments

By now the airfreight industry is well-aware of the proclivity of Chinese consumers to flock to online platforms to purchase goods – whether they be household items, or imported luxury goods. With skyrocketing demand for fast and reliable delivery, domestic express carriers in turn have been adding capacity as rapidly asRead More

Atlas orders nine 767-300BCF conversions

Atlas orders nine 767-300BCF conversions

October 11, 2016 at 4:58 am 0 comments

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) placed a firm order with Boeing for passenger-to freighter conversion of nine 767-300s. As Cargo Facts speculated last month, this includes four conversion orders previously attributed to an unidentified customer. The order comes as no surprise, as Atlas’ recent agreement with Amazon requires it toRead More

China promotes the development of all-cargo airlines

China promotes the development of all-cargo airlines

September 21, 2016 at 10:09 am 0 comments

In a recent CAAC policy announcement seen by Cargo Facts, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced radical changes to the way it approves and regulates new startup airlines – changes that Cargo Facts believes will promote the development of a greater number of larger all-cargo carriers like SF Express Airlines.Read More

Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

Forwarders fight to recapture e-commerce market lost to Post

August 9, 2016 at 10:13 am 0 comments

Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, Nippon Express announced a new deal to handle China-bound shipments originating in Japan for Alibaba’s TMall.com platform. Volumes of Japanese cosmetics and other consumer goods moving from Japan into China via e-commerce channels have never been greater – yet freight forwarders control only a sliverRead More

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

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

China unveils “world’s largest amphibious aircraft”

July 25, 2016 at 9:29 am 0 comments

Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC, China’s state-owned aerospace conglomerate) completed production of “the world’s largest amphibious aircraft.” Before we go further, yes, the Howard Hughes “Spruce Goose” was larger. Much larger. But it only ever flew once, and that flight was only about 1.5 km long and at aRead 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