SF Airlines plans scheduled cargo ops from China to New York, takes another 767F

In a filing to the US Department of Transportation dated 13 May, Shenzhen-based SF Airlines requested permission to operate scheduled cargo service three times per week between Hangzhou (HGH) and New York (JFK), for at least one year. The service would begin in September 2019, using SF’s 747 freighter capacity.  SF Airlines took delivery of its […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • May 15, 2019

Flexport’s own-operated air freight network grows

In a sign that trans-Pacific air freight capacity remains tight, and rates volatile, yet another forwarder has signed on to dedicated freighter service. Earlier this week, Florida-based Western Global Airlines and US-based digital freight forwarder Flexport inked a three-year deal under which Western Global will operate regular 747-400F flights between Hong Kong (HKG) and Los […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 9, 2018

Cargolux takes early delivery of its final 747-8F

Yesterday morning, at Boeing’s Everett, WA delivery center, executives from the manufacturer and carrier were on-site to celebrate the arrival of Cargolux’s newest 747-8. It was not really an earth-shaking surprise, given the Luxembourg-based carrier has already taken delivery of thirteen of the type. But this one, #14, is the last Cargolux had on order, […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • September 30, 2016

How far can you go from Qatar?

What is the farthest point on the globe from Doha? If our map-reading is correct, the most distant point from Qatar Airways hub in Doha is somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean, between South America and Australia – right where the airline says it intends to expand its cargo operations. At the Air Cargo China […]
  • David Harris
  • June 14, 2016

DHL expands its trans-Pacific fleet

It doesn’t seem that long ago that Deutsche Post-DHL was at the absolute nadir of its involvement in the US. In an attempt to enter the US domestic express market and compete directly with UPS and FedEx, DHL bought Airborne Express and tried to expand this small, moderately successful low-cost alternative to the big two […]
  • David Harris
  • June 5, 2014