New scheduled flights to Zhengzhou suggest a larger project is underway

Scheduled freighter flights will connect Guangzhou Airport (CAN) and Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) beginning in mid-June, and although the operator has not publicly identified itself, Guangzhou-based Longhao Airlines is the only option. In a rapidly developing air cargo market like Central China where airports in Xi’an and Zhengzhou land new scheduled freighter flights almost on a […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 6, 2019

Sichuan Airlines postpones launch of freighter operations

Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines plans to put its first A330-200F into commercial service by September, the carrier tells Cargo Facts. Originally, the carrier had planned to launch thrice-weekly flights between Chengdu Airport (CTU) and Brussels Airport (BRU) by the end of April. Even though the carrier has registered its first aircraft (1406, ex-Qatar Airways) on lease […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 6, 2019

MNG and ULS keen to add A330P2Fs

MUNICH – Turkish carriers MNG Airlines and ULS Airlines Cargo are both considering A330P2Fs to renew their Airbus freighter fleets and could introduce at least five of the freighter-converted aircraft to Turkey over the next few years. On the sidelines of Air Cargo Europe 2019, executives from MNG told Cargo Facts the carrier is planning […]
  • Jeff Lee
  • June 5, 2019

STAR Capital finalizes acquisition of ASL Aviation

European private equity firm STAR Capital completed its acquisition of Ireland-based ASL Aviation Holdings, announced in February of this year. ASL Aviation’s airlines include ASL Airlines Ireland, ASL Airlines Belgium, ASL Airlines France, and ASL Airlines Hungary, and combined, the group operates a total of 130 passenger and freighter aircraft ranging from 747s to ATR […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 5, 2019

No direct impact on 737 NG conversions expected from latest Boeing bulletin

Earlier this week, Boeing was alerted to “potential nonconformance” issues for a batch of slat tracks produced by a third-party supplier and previously installed on at least 41 but potentially hundreds of  737 MAX and 737 NG aircraft. Boeing has since confirmed to Cargo Facts that no freighter-converted aircraft or candidates for feedstock conversion are […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019

Atlas Air to add third 747-400F to Asiana Cargo ops

In a statement today announcing widebody freighter ops for several customers, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings said its Atlas Air, Inc. subsidiary will begin flying a third 747-400F on behalf of Asiana Cargo, the cargo arm of South Korean carrier Asiana Airlines. This is the third 747-400F Atlas has added for the carrier in as many […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 4, 2019

Atlas confirms Southern Air’s additional 777F CMI ops for DHL

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, the parent of Southern Air, announced today that it had secured a contract with DHL Express to operate the first two of at least fourteen, and up to twenty-one, 777-200Fs the express integrator has on order with Boeing [FATs 004505–4525]. As for the remaining twelve 777Fs on firm order with Boeing, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 4, 2019
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