货运业务成为国泰航空唯一的华彩

2017年上半年,国泰集团净亏损2.62亿美元,而去年同期净利润为4500万美元,国泰客运业务陷入了中国大陆市场竞争日益激烈化的泥潭。国泰货运业务则是利好不断,今年上半年货量同比增长了9%,营业收入增长更为强劲,同比增长接近12%。 此外,国泰航空还提供了诸多货运业务的相关细节。《空运通讯》从中摘选了丰富的内容,不仅可对国泰有一个大致的认识,还能深入了解其航空货运业务的整体状况,显然,今年是国泰货运业务长期以来最好的年份: 2017年4月以来,受益于恢复燃油附加费以及中国大陆的出口强劲。 2017年2月,国泰航空与汉莎航空签署了香港至欧洲货运航线的合作协议,该航线将于2018年的第三季度生效。 2017年6月,国泰航空向阿特拉斯航空湿租了2架波音747-8F货机,提升了亚特兰大、芝加哥、迈阿密和阿姆斯特丹之间的货运服务班次,并提高了墨西哥的货运服务能力。 2017年上半年,中国大陆的出口强劲,特别是跨太平洋航线。 2017年上半年,中国大陆冷链货物的航空货运需求增加。 2017年上半年,印度区域的航空货运进出口的需求旺盛。 2017年上半年,亚洲区域内的航空货运需求高于去年同期。 2017年上半年,欧洲航线表现最为突出,受益于医药产品的货量增加。 自2016年11月以来一周两班的美国波特兰航线,由于市场需求旺盛,将于2017年9月起调整为每周三班。 南美航线发展迅速,与南美航空,Amerijet航空和阿特拉斯航空合作,推出国际联程航班。
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 22, 2017

一窥究竟

UPS展示了波音747-8F的“第一印象”。这些预计于今年9月交付UPS的飞机,突然由棕色纸包裹着出现在波音艾佛雷特生产工厂,立即成为全球货运行业的关注焦点。(具体详情请浏览《空运通讯》网站)  
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 24, 2017

Crazy (and funny) airplane photos and videos – share yours!

A few days ago, Seattle-area plane spotters were treated to a sight they’d never seen before. A huge plane appeared in front of Boeing’s Paine Field (PAE) production facility and images of it immediately went viral and it became a subject of discussion on internet forums frequented by airplane nerds (like us here at Cargo […]
  • David Harris
  • July 14, 2017

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide express fleet. In Part I, we started with some background, and then a look at some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. In Part II we looked at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. Today with finish with […]
  • David Harris
  • April 14, 2017

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

Today, in Part II of our annual analysis of the worldwide express fleet, we look at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. We start with TNT, which was acquired by FedEx last year. (You can read Part I here.) As part of FedEx’s acquisition of TNT Express, Ireland-based […]
  • David Harris
  • April 13, 2017

BOC Aviation purchases two 747-8Fs on AirBridgeCargo’s behalf

Earlier this week, Japan-based Nippon Cargo Airlines cancelled its outstanding order for two 747-8Fs (NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders).  Today, the announcement of a firm two-aircraft order from Singapore-headquartered BOC Aviation appeared to soften the blow, but it will have no real impact on Boeing’s backlog, because it is part of Boeing’s already-announced twenty-unit agreement with Russia-based […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 31, 2017

NCA cancels remaining 747-8F orders

Japan-based NYK Group, parent of Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA), said it reached an agreement with Boeing to cancel NCA’s two remaining orders for 747-8 freighters. NCA was a launch customer for the 747-8F, placing an order for eight units in November 2005, and upping its total to fourteen in early 2007. However, by the time the carrier took […]
  • David Harris
  • March 27, 2017

The distribution of widebody freighters — Part II

Yesterday we began an analysis of the way the 1,002 widebody freighters currently in service are operated and how the different types of widebody freighters are distributed within the fleet by type. You can read Part I here, and today we conclude with an examination of the distribution by manufacturer, by operator type, and by geographical […]
  • David Harris
  • March 9, 2017
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