Cargo Facts Asia gives exclusive look at SF Express SuperHub development plans

SHANGHAI – China’s fastest-growing express carrier, SF Express is developing its “SuperHub” in Ezhou city, as the base for its growing operations. The SuperHub will open by the end of 2021, SF Express VP George Li said during a presentation at Cargo Facts Asia, hosted by our sister publication, Cargo Facts, yesterday morning in Shanghai.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 18, 2019

Atran’s launch of freighter service boosts Xi’an, Moscow development goals

Yesterday, Moscow-based Atran Airlines, under parent company Volga-Dnepr Group, launched the first flight of its new freighter service from Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) international airports. Flights will be operated by a 737-400F aircraft and carried once-weekly, starting this month, before increasing to twice–weekly next month. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 15, 2019

Finnair’s Fredrik Wildtgrube sees a bright digital future ahead for cargo

Last month, Finnair Cargo announced a new partnership to market its belly capacity on the increasingly popular cargo management app, cargo.one, which is already used by industry giants like Dachser and Lufthansa Cargo. Finnair has been pushing for new technology to streamline the cargo process for years, but the carrier is hardly a newcomer to […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • April 2, 2019

New HKG-SEA Cathay Pacific service adds cargo capacity

Today, Seattle International Airport (SEA) hosted the launch of Cathay Pacific‘s new nonstop service to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). The flight will be landing shortly in Hong Kong.  Cathay Pacific’s four-times weekly service between SEA and HKG will be operated by the airline’s A350-900 aircraft. The new service will supplement Cathay Pacific’s existing flights into North America, including its freighter service to Los Angeles (LAX) […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 2, 2019

UPS teams with Matternet to deliver medical samples via drone

In what UPS is calling the first revenue drone service in the United States, the integrator said today that it has collaborated with California-based drone technology firm Matternet to send the first of many daily scheduled daily flights of medical samples via unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for a North Carolina hospital client. With clearance by […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 26, 2019

ABC increases frequencies to Asian destinations

Moscow-based subsidiary of the Volga Dnepr Group, AirBridgeCargo (ABC), is bolstering its footprint in Asia by increasing frequencies to its popular trans-Eurasian routes, including Narita (NRT), Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and Shenzhen (SZX). As of the end of March, frequencies to each destination will now be eight, two and six per week, respectively. “Based […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 25, 2019

Grounded MAX provides temporary cargo capacity boost on some routes

Following two crashes of Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 within five months of one another, the aircraft has been grounded globally. While the development is bad optics for Boeing, as carriers race to replace grounded aircraft, the impact on cargo capacity is varied and could temporarily boost available capacity on some routes.
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 20, 2019

Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches first South America route to GRU

This week, Virgin Atlantic Cargo said it is planning to launch its first route to South America – a 787 service from London Heathrow (LHR) to São Paulo (GRU), which will commence in 2020. The carrier aims to capitalize on the “fast-growing” Brazilian economy, anticipating high demand for capacity on both of the route’s directions, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 20, 2019

Emirates adds flights to Cairo, expands network reach

Today, Dubai-based Emirates said it will add four additional weekly flights between Dubai (DXB) and Cairo (CAI). The new flights will be operated by a 777-300ER and will offer an additional 160 tonnes of belly cargo capacity per week to and from CAI. Currently, 800 tonnes of cargo capacity is available through the carrier’s existing […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 20, 2019

First glimpse of Amazon Air 737-800BCF seen in China

A Boeing-converted 737-800BCF was spotted in China this week sporting an Amazon Air “Prime Air” livery similar to what is customarily associated with what emblazons the e-tailer’s 767F network, a clear indication the operation will soon add a new fleet type. For more on this story, see coverage in our sister publication, Cargo Facts. Please […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • March 19, 2019

Anchorage planning new facilities to support transfer program

To benefit its unique cargo transfer program, Alaska’s Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is planning the construction of new infrastructure, including an air cargo building, e-commerce facility and parking spaces. 
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 18, 2019

Air France-KLM first carrier group to adopt IATA’s DG AutoCheck system

SINGAPORE — Air France-KLM Cargo has become the first carrier group to adopt IATA’s Dangerous Goods AutoCheck system for the acceptance of dangerous-goods shipments. Of the more than 1.5 million shipments moved by the Franco-Dutch carrier each year, 173,000 fall under the category of dangerous goods, such as caustic chemicals, flammable materials or lithium batteries, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 13, 2019

Pushed to the limits: As Beijing and Chengdu prepare to become multi-airport cities, where will the cargo flow?

In Nanjing, Thursday is the best day to eat at Mrs. Huang’s Yunannese cuisine restaurant. Why? Because it is the day that long dou, or dragon bean, shipments from China’s central Kunming province arrive in Nanjing, which is located in the eastern province of Jiangsu. According to Mrs. Huang, she and her husband could not serve certain traditional dishes at their […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • March 11, 2019
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