Chengdu launches air cargo development scheme

With air freight demand expected to soar across west and central China, cargo carriers and forwarders have a choice when it comes to selecting sites to develop their regional hubs. Although geography and infrastructure are among the top considerations, government subsidies and preferential policies are two factors which absolutely must be considered in China’s case. Many […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • June 20, 2017

China’s top 10 cargo airports in 2016

According to data from the CAAC, total cargo handled (loaded and unloaded freight and mail) by Chinese airports rose 7.2% y-o-y in 2016, to 15.1 million tonnes, more than double the pace of world average growth, which according to preliminary data from the Airports Council International, was 3.3%. The chart at right shows China’s top […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 16, 2017

Shenzhen Donghai Airlines at HKG

On this somewhat ovecast day, one of Shenzhen Donghai Airlines’ 737-300 freighters is seen here arriving at Hong Kong. B-2517 (msn: 23396) was the first aircraft for the Shenzhen-based carrier, re-delivered after conversion in August of 2006. The aircraft, and the second unit for Donghai (B-2518, msn: 23397) were converted under PEMCO’s 737-300 STC at […]
  • David Harris
  • May 17, 2013