First NCA aircraft returns to service

On 4 July, Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) announced that a single 747-8F (36141) passed a government safety audit, and was cleared to return to service. Shortly after, on 5 July, the aircraft went on to complete a round-trip flight between Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) – the carrier’s first scheduled own-operated flight since […]

Pactl’s cargo handle up almost 15% in July

A month ago, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal Co Ltd (Pactl, the biggest handler at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport) reported a 13.8% y-o-y increase in its June cargo handle to 155,000 tonnes, its biggest year-over-year gain this year. Well, that was June, and Pactl’s July results are even stronger. Pactl reported its July handle up […]

Huge jump in Hong Kong cargo volume

Hong Kong International Airport reported cargo volume in March up 17.7% y-o-y, to 433,000 tonnes. In 2015, cargo volume growth at HKIA  stalled, and the Airport’s full-year handle was up just one-tenth of one percent over 2014. This stagnation continued through the first half of 2016, and, despite a strong finish in the last few months, full-year […]

Peeking ahead to peak season

Yes, it is still mid-summer, but news out of China today has us looking ahead to the fourth quarter. Peak season may not be quite the massive boost to air freight volumes that it once was, but it is still important. Retailers still make mistakes with inventory planning, and there is nothing a cargo airline […]

Backward March in Shanghai

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminals Co. Ltd (Pactl), is the biggest cargo handler at Shanghai’s big international airport (PVG). It is almost always the first major player in the air freight industry to report monthly results, and is often seen as a bellwether for the industry as a whole. No one carrier or handler […]

Pactl and Turkish join the new-record club

To our list of record-breaking November cargo performances we now add Pactl and Turkish Airlines. And not just a record month for these two, but a record year, as both have already surpassed last year’s full-year totals. Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminals Co. Ltd (Pactl) handles just under half the cargo moving through PVG. In November, it reported its monthly handle […]
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