HNA’s Suparna commits to Xi’an and Hahn as air freight hubs

On 28 August, a Suparna Airlines (previously Yangtze River Express, then Yangtze River Airlines) 747-400F departed the central-Chinese city of Xi’an, and headed for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany, where it landed eight hours later, formally inaugurating the carrier’s newest Xi’an – Hahn – Ordos, scheduled cargo route. Although Suparna, in its previous Yangtze River incarnation […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 29, 2017

Top 50 cargo carriers 2015 – Part II

Yesterday, in Part I of this analysis of the top fifty cargo carriers in 2015, we looked at the international, domestic, and total cargo traffic flown in 2015 on a carrier-by-carrier basis. You can read Part I here, but today, we dig a little deeper into the 2015 data, and some interesting trends emerge. The […]
  • David Harris
  • July 12, 2016

Freighter fleet expansion projected to continue, new forecast finds

Demand for freighter aircraft continues to trend higher, according to an exclusive forecast issued today by Air Cargo Management Group, a leading global consultancy and Cargo Facts‘s parent. According to ACMG’s Freighter Forecast for 2015, the air freight market will need about 125 new freighters per year to meet growth and replacement needs over the […]
  • Molly Stewart
  • May 26, 2015

Martinair for sale? Who will buy it?

Earlier this year we reported that Air France-KLM, which has been gradually paring back its main-deck capacity, was considering exiting the main-deck freight business altogether. The subject was discussed at a AF-KLM Board meeting early in the second quarter of this year, and while no public announcement was made at that time,  one observer at […]
  • David Harris
  • July 2, 2014