Misguided optimism?

The air freight industry is in better shape now than it has been for some time. Demand has been rising steadily, if not spectacularly, for a year, and as we reported last week, yields have finally stopped falling. But whatever good things one can say about the freight business in general, there is no question […]

Air China Cargo gets a cash boost

Air China Cargo is receiving an RMB2 billion boost from its joint venture partners. Cathay Pacific, Air China, and a third investor (Fine Star) will inject two billion yuan (US$321 million) of new equity into Shanghai-based Air China Cargo. Cathay said the funds would allow the carrier to “adjust its fleet, to reduce its operating costs […]

More good news for May

May continues to look like a solid month for the air freight industry. When we looked earlier this month at the first May cargo results reported by some of the world’s major carriers we said  the news, to that point, was generally positive. With results now in from most of the rest of the carriers […]

Good news from Hong Kong

A week ago, we posted the first results available for April from some of the world’s big cargo carriers and airports. These early results were mixed. There were some big gains – China Southern Airlines’ cargo traffic was up over 20% compared to April 2013, and Shanghai Pudong Airport’s handle was up 14%. But there […]

313 pax, 30 tonnes of freight

Air China took delivery of its first 777-300ER last July – and over the last year, it has ramped up a fleet of seven of the big twins, enough to launch them on a variety of long-range routes after initially training crews on short-hauls within Asia. B-2089 (msn: 38675) was the fifth ship to be […]
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