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

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

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