China Southern to add two 777Fs, a sign combination carriers are hungry for freighters?

After a four-year period during which Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines’ twelve-unit 777F freighter fleet remained stable, growth has returned. China Southern converted an existing order with Boeing for the purchase of two 777-300ERs to the 777F freighter variant, the company announced in a notice that appeared on the Shanghai Stock Exchange today. Both aircraft will […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 1, 2019

Asian freighter fleet analysis part II: Fleets chart long-distance courses

Last week, in Part I of our two-part analysis of the freighter fleet in service with carriers based in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, we began with an overview of the freighter fleets operated by carriers based in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Today, we continue with an analysis of the freighter fleet based in mainland […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 9, 2018

China Eastern to fuel JD.com’s own-operated air freight network?

This week, China Eastern Airlines (CEA) and China’s number-two e-commerce player (after Alibaba’s Taobao), JD.com entered into a strategic partnership to “leverage each other’s resources” to strengthen their joint logistics capabilities. As would be expected, China Eastern Airlines’ key resource on offer is its airlift capacity, while JD’s is its e-commerce platform and last-mile delivery […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 29, 2017

China Post to establish European HQ in Hanover

Last Tuesday, Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, announced that, after discussions between his government and executives from China Post, the logistics company had decided to establish its European headquarters at Hanover’s Langenhagen Airport. Beginning this summer, two freighter flights per week will carry mail and express parcels between Shanghai’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 30, 2017

Air China Cargo and China Southern Cargo to merge?

As the Chinese Government moves to pare down its outlays on state-owned behemoths, it has been widely reported that the cargo and logistics operations of Beijing-based Air China and Guangzhou-based China Southern will be divested and merged into a single entity. Sources quoted in Bloomberg have even identified potential investors for the new company, which […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 10, 2017

New frontiers for China Cargo Airlines

On 29 November, China Eastern Airlines reached an agreement to sell its main-deck cargo business, including China Cargo Airlines, to CEA Holding for US$353 million. As things stand before the sale (which is awaiting approval), China Eastern Airlines is the sole owner of Eastern Logistics, which in turn, owns 83% of China Cargo Airlines (as […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 5, 2016

China’s freighter fleet grows – and the pace is accelerating

Two themes that have featured heavily in the air logistics media recently are the lack of growth in air freight demand, and the shift of what volume remains from freighters to the bellies of the current generation of widebody passenger aircraft. Moving from air cargo news to worldwide political and economic news, the current big […]
  • David Harris
  • January 27, 2016

A long-distance blueberry

After a holiday season spent over-eating, doesn’t the idea of replacing high-calorie desserts with some simple, healthful, fresh fruit sound good? Of course it does. But the real question isn’t whether you would like some fresh blueberries or cherries this evening, but how far are you willing to go to get them. Or, rather, how […]
  • David Harris
  • December 28, 2015
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