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Startup Zhongzhou Airlines adds first freighter

Zhengzhou-based startup carrier Zhongzhou airlines has received its first 737-300F  (25998, ex-Suparna Airlines). The aircraft arrived at Zhengzhou Airport (CGO) earlier this week, on Nov. 12, according to local media sources. In February, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) approved the establishment of Zhongzhou Airlines, and green-lighted the carrier’s launch with 737-300F freighters The arrival of […]

August airfreight demand data reveals more of the same

Airports and carriers almost unanimously reported lackluster August 2019 cargo traffic. This was no surprise given market performance over the past quarter, as air freight demand responds to slowing global trade. Indeed, FedEx cited lower volumes of German exports to China as a factor in its weaker-than-expected 1QFY20 results. This was echoed by Frankfurt Airport’s results and elsewhere […]

July 2019 airfreight demand: summer slump persists

As airports and carriers begin to report their July 2019 cargo traffic results, airfreight demand – unsurprisingly – continues to respond negatively to increasing trade friction on the trans-Pacific trade lane, and elsewhere. Carriers from all regions almost unanimously reported moderate year-over-year declines. There is little change from June 2019, for which IATA reported a […]

Air freight traffic disappoints in December first look

The disappointing November results revealed in last month’s first look were apparently a preview for an overall diminished peak season for air freight, as volumes and traffic declined across all regions. Many of the same culprits behind November’s year-over-year decline – notably an increasingly uncertain global trade environment, faltering economic performance across multiple economies, and […]
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