Freighter aircraft transactions through mid-May

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is […]

First China-bound freight train departs London

On 18 January, the first freight train arrived at London’s Barking terminal, after an 18-day journey originating in Yiwu, on China’s east coast. Today, Barking celebrated a new milestone, sending off the first eastbound train. The 7,500-mile journey will pass through nine countries, and undergo two transfers between standard and broad gauges before arriving in […]

HNA Group buys Hahn Airport

The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate sold its 82.5% stake in Hahn Airport (HHN) to China’s aviation and travel conglomerate HNA Group for €15.1 million. According to a report in CargoForwarder, the financial transaction has been completed, and the final contract will be signed on 1 March. The fate of the remaining 17.5% stake, currently held by […]

Silk Way West Gains Traction

In the coming months, Baku-based Silk Way West Airlines could make some noise, and begin to surface as a major player in scheduled cargo operations as its fleet grows, and its network expands beyond the niche it carved out in the Caspian region. In just two months SWW has taken delivery of two 747-400Fs from […]

Silk Way Airlines set to take off in the US and Russia

After nearly a decade since the initial filing, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) has granted Silk Way Airlines, and its subsidiaries, permission to operate scheduled freighter flights to and from the US with a revised foreign air carrier permit.  This new market-access is likely to fuel growth for the Azerbaijan-based carrier, which has been […]
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