Will sustainability and faster deliveries kill express profits?

We are observing two simultaneous revolutions in customer behavior: consumers are getting used to have everything delivered within hours of placing an order and at the same time, people are demanding higher environmental awareness from their preferred brands. Buyers are now more inclined to make a purchase based on a brand’s values and any negative […]

With third A330F is Sichuan Airlines ready to launch freighter flights?

Sichuan Airlines has taken redelivery of its third A330-200F (1386, ex-Qatar Airways), on lease from BOC Aviation [FAT 005237]. The carrier has now received all three of its ex-Qatar A330Fs but until recently, has not operated the aircraft in commercial service. Shortly after the delivery of its third A330-200F, the carrier operated its first commercial freighter […]

UPS adds second leased 767-300BDSF

Atlanta-based UPS has received its second 767-300BDSF (28039, ex-Air Italy), on lease from Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), the leasing division of Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) [FAT 005159]. This is also the third freighter-converted 767-300F to be dry-leased to UPS from CAM. Unit 28039 was converted by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel Aviv (TLV) and […]

YTO and VietJet partnership signals future China-Vietnam ACMI opportunities

A delegation from YTO Dragon Investment, the investment arm of Hangzhou-based YTO Express, was in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) this week to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with low-cost carrier VietJet Air.  Alignment with YTO opens up the possibility of freighter flights between China and Vietnam operated by YTO’s airline affiliate, YTO Cargo Airlines, sources familiar with the agreement tell Cargo Facts. The airline has five […]

Uni-top grounds fleet as it seeks new investors as part of restructure

Wuhan-based Uni-top Airlines’ fleet of freighters is currently grounded as the carrier faces financial difficulties and looks to restructure. According to Chinese business news outlet Yicai, the company has suspended all operations and has parked or returned its aircraft off lease. The last aircraft to have stopped flying appears to have been unit 763, which […]
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