China promotes the development of all-cargo airlines

In a recent CAAC policy announcement seen by Cargo Facts, the Civil Aviation Administration of China announced radical changes to the way it approves and regulates new startup airlines – changes that Cargo Facts believes will promote the development of a greater number of larger all-cargo carriers like SF Express Airlines. Cargo airlines and regional carriers […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 21, 2016

New all-cargo carrier in China

Ningxia Cargo Airlines received preliminary approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China to conduct operations from its base at Yinchuan Hedong Airport (INC) in the Ningxia Autonomous Region, 900 km west of Beijing. Ningxia Cargo, which will be licensed for domestic operation in China, including Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, has purchased three 737-300Fs (27518, […]
  • David Harris
  • June 2, 2015

Blue Skies, nothing but blue skies…

Blue Sky Aviation Services, a startup all-cargo carrier based in Dubai, acquired an A300-600 Freighter (788, ex-Maximus Air) and says it will soon launch operations from Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC). This is hardly the first small all-cargo carrier to operate in the Gulf Region, and the acquisition of a 16-year-old A300 freighter is not […]
  • David Harris
  • November 13, 2014

Misguided optimism?

The air freight industry is in better shape now than it has been for some time. Demand has been rising steadily, if not spectacularly, for a year, and as we reported last week, yields have finally stopped falling. But whatever good things one can say about the freight business in general, there is no question […]
  • David Harris
  • August 4, 2014

Cargolux, RUS Aviation consider new ventures

For every cargo airline that closes, it seems another one opens. July brought news of two potential startups. Cargolux is considering a joint venture airline with its Henan shareholder, HNCA, to grab growing e-commerce volumes in China. While it is believed that examining the viability of a joint venture airline is a contractual commitment for the […]
  • David Harris
  • July 31, 2014

A new player in the 767-200F ACMI and charter market

The medium widebody charter and ACMI business just got a little more complicated. A US company, 21 Air, acquired two 767-200Fs (23801, 23803, both ex-TAMPA Cargo) and says it will market them for ACMI or charter service, on the operating certificate of Greensboro-based passenger charter operator Dynamic Airways.             21 Air’s website says the […]
  • David Harris
  • April 25, 2014