New Vietnamese decree renders conversions unlikely

When a new Vietnamese law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, the country’s carriers will find it much harder to dry-lease and operate their own freighter-converted aircraft. Decree No. 89/2019/ND-CP adds a new article governing the age of used aircraft imported into Vietnam. While passenger aircraft cannot be older than 10 if they are […]

YTO and VietJet partnership signals future China-Vietnam ACMI opportunities

A delegation from YTO Dragon Investment, the investment arm of Hangzhou-based YTO Express, was in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) this week to sign a strategic cooperation agreement with low-cost carrier VietJet Air.  Alignment with YTO opens up the possibility of freighter flights between China and Vietnam operated by YTO’s airline affiliate, YTO Cargo Airlines, sources familiar with the agreement tell Cargo Facts. The airline has five […]

Vietjet Air Cargo in search of 737-400Fs

Since commencing operations in December 2011, Hanoi-based VietJet Air has rapidly expanded its passenger aircraft fleet to fifty-four A320/A321-family aircraft. But the growth doesn’t stop there – the ambitious carrier has outstanding orders for one-hundred 737 MAX 200s and seventy-eight A321s. Of greater interest, however, is that freighters may finally be in the cards for […]

The life of a freighter jockey

We’ve got two things to share to close out the week – a video on what it’s like to work as a freighter jockey, and the results of our thanksgiving contest. First, the contest: In a post on Vietjet’s decision to get into freighter operation, we showed a picture of an aircraft sales rep presenting […]

Identify the airplane — cool prizes to be won!

The Thanksgiving holiday is about to start in the US, so here’s a bit of holiday fun: identify the somewhat blurry airplane in the photo at the bottom of this post, and you can win coffee and a donut the next time you visit Cargo Facts World Headquarters in Seattle (which just happens to be […]
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