AirBridge gets Fifth Freedom rights out of Hong Kong

Russia and Hong Kong renegotiated their bilateral air services agreement to allow Russian carriers authority to operate flights between Hong Kong and any two intermediate points chosen from Almaty, Bangkok, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and Singapore. The revised agreement allows for up to three flights per week per point, in each direction. Russian carriers were […]

New cargo hub for ANA?

Japan-based All Nippon Airways (ANA) is planning a new Southeast Asia hub. In an interview published in The Japan Times, Shinya Katanozaka, the newly appointed President of ANA Holdings, cited growing demand for Japanese products in Southeast Asia as the reason All Nippon was looking to set up a new hub for its international cargo […]

Lufthansa on the fence about more 777Fs

As we have reported, EVA has decided to modernize its freighter fleet with 777Fs. But on the other side of the world, Lufthansa Cargo is hesitating. When the Germany-based carrier ordered five 777Fs from Boeing in May 2011, part of the deal was options on five more. Initially, Lufthansa had set March 2014, just after delivery of the third […]

First look at the first quarter

Enough of the world’s major cargo carriers and handlers have now reported their first-quarter results that we should be able to get a feel for demand trends. This would be welcome, because the significant impacts of the labor problems at the US West Coast ports, the huge automobile recall in the US, and the timing […]

The ABCs of market share

The big three Western European carriers – Lufthansa, Air France-KLM, and IAG – all reported dismal first-quarter cargo results. While there have been some internal issues for those carriers, most observers will be quick to assume that the real problem is an ongoing loss of market share to airlines based in the Gulf Region. But […]
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