Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of two ERFs Suparna is buying from […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 22, 2017

Germany’s airports sprout cargo connections to China

Rapidly growing cross-border e-commerce coupled with the desire of Chinese express companies to add international connections to their air networks is causing a flurry of activity at German airports. Although multiple airports throughout Germany are seeing additional scheduled freighter frequencies, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and Hanover-Langenhagen Airport (HAJ) are two airports of particular interest for China-to-Europe […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • July 19, 2017

China’s HNA Group nearing acquisition of Hahn Airport

Last year, when the Rhineland-Palatinate government put its stake in the ailing Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) up for sale, China-based HNA Group surfaced as a potential buyer. Then, out of nowhere, HNA was outbid by a largely unknown Chinese conglomerate, Shanghai Yiqian Trading Company. However, that deal fell through when it was discovered that Yiqian […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 2, 2017

Where’s the beef?

Where’s the beef? Not on the tables of hungry Chinese diners – or at least not often enough nor in sufficient quantity. At least that seems to be the conclusion drawn by Shanghai Yiqian Trading, the Chinese company that is buying Germany’s Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN). According to company Chairman Yu Tao Chou, Shanghai Yiqian […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 7, 2016