Suparna Airlines’ growing widebody fleet

Earlier this week, we reported that Shanghai-based Suparna Airlines (formerly Yangtze River Airlines) leased a 747-400ERF (35235, ex-ASL Airlines Belgium opf Emirates) from Aircastle. We have since learned that the aircraft was not leased, but in fact purchased. In addition, Cargo Facts believes that this was the first of two ERFs Suparna is buying from […]

Hong Kong Air Cargo receives AOC

It’s not every day a Hong Kong-based startup receives an Air Operator’s Certificate, in fact, it has been about twelve years since the last new-issue permit. Today, that changed when Hong Kong Air Cargo, a spin-off from combination carrier, Hong Kong Airlines was granted an AOC. More details are expected following a grand opening ceremony […]

HNA Group affiliates gobble up Hong Kong-based assets

Hong Kong Airlines recently acquired a 51% stake in SATS HK, the Hong Kong affiliate of Singapore-based airport services provider, SATS. In parallel, Hong Kong Airlines’ investment arm, Holistic Capital Investment, acquired a 35% stake in Asia Air Freight Terminal (AAT) (a stake that was owned by forwarder and logistics services provider, Kerry Logistics, SATS […]

Where’s the beef?

Where’s the beef? Not on the tables of hungry Chinese diners – or at least not often enough nor in sufficient quantity. At least that seems to be the conclusion drawn by Shanghai Yiqian Trading, the Chinese company that is buying Germany’s Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN). According to company Chairman Yu Tao Chou, Shanghai Yiqian […]

Another freighter for Yangtze River Express

Shanghai-based all-cargo carrier Yangtze River Express (YRE, a subsidiary of the Hainan Air Group) took redelivery today of a 737-400F (29915, ex-Hainan Airlines), following conversion by Aeronautical Engineers Inc, at the Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services facility at Shanghai’s Pudong Airport. The redelivery brings YRE’s freighter fleet to a total of twenty-three units, including three 747-400BDSFs, […]

First A330-200F for Yangtze River Express

On final approach returning to Toulouse-Blagnac comes the first Airbus A330-200F for Yangtze River Express. The Shanghai-based all-cargo airline was formed in 2003 and is part of the HNA Group. Operations began with freighter-converted 737-300s, with the first widebody, a 747-400F (msn 30761, Ex-China Airlines Cargo), arriving in the summer of 2007. The airline now […]
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