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First freighter lands at Hefei’s new Xinqiao Airport

October 31, 2014 at 10:14 am 0 comments

A year-and-a-half after opening in May 2013, Hefei Xinqiao International Airport (HFE), in China’s Anhui Province, received its first-ever all-cargo aircraft: A 737-300F, operated by SF Airlines. The freighter flew the route from Shenzhen Bao’an International (SZX) to Hefei on 30 September and 1 October on a trial basis, andRead More

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

September 8, 2014 at 10:40 am 0 comments

China’s express companies finally abandon “free” home delivery for online shoppers. It is no secret that the explosive growth of online shopping in China has driven equally explosive growth in the package delivery business. According to data from the State Post Bureau, China’s express companies delivered 9.2 billion pieces ofRead More

Precision to convert ninth 757 for SF Airlines

Precision to convert ninth 757 for SF Airlines

August 20, 2014 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines ordered a ninth 757-200 passenger-to-freighter conversion from Precision Aircraft Solutions. To meet the exploding demand for express package delivery, Chinese express giant SF Express has been rapidly expanding the fleet of its airline subsidiary, SF Airlines, from a single Precision-converted 757-200PCF redelivered in October 2009, to theRead More

YTO Express gets preliminary approval for air operations

YTO Express gets preliminary approval for air operations

July 28, 2014 at 9:43 am 0 comments

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted initial approval for the launch of service later this year by YTO Express Airlines. According to data from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, express companies in the country delivered 9.2 billion packages in 2013, up 61.6% over 2012. This raisedRead More

Chinese Maritime Transport to establish dedicated air cargo division

July 24, 2014 at 10:51 am 0 comments

Taiwanese bulk shipping company Chinese Maritime Transport (CMT) announced in mid-June that it plans to establish an air cargo unit, CMT Air Cargo, to diversify its business. CMT currently acts as general cargo sales agent for Saudi Arabian Airlines in Taiwan, and said the setup of a dedicated air cargoRead More

Chinese cargo carriers add narrowbodies

July 22, 2014 at 10:44 am 0 comments

There has been much speculation recently that China’s all-cargo operators would soon cut back on the number of narrowbody freighters added to their fleets, and focus instead on adding widebodies. While this shift will undoubtedly take place at some point, it is narrowbodies, particularly 737s, that are being added now.Read More

Online shopping drives express growth in China

May 29, 2014 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Online shopping drives a huge surge in express deliveries in China. According to reports in the Chinese media and the State Post Bureau, express deliveries in China were up 51.9% in the first quarter, to 2.6 billion. Express companies combined revenue for the quarter was up 45.6% to US$6.6 billion.Read More

The first Xian MA600F

The first Xian MA600F

January 15, 2013 at 5:28 pm 0 comments

It isn’t often we get to report on a brand new, new-build freighter type, but today we bring you the Xi’an MA-600F. Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, sometimes called Xi’an Aircraft Company (XAC), a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (commonly called AVIC), is based in Xi’an, Shaanxi province.Read More