China Eastern to launch scheduled flights to Santiago

Beginning later this year, Shanghai-based China Cargo Airlines will begin serving Santiago, Chile (SCL), with regular scheduled flights. The new flights will normalize the carrier’s seasonal perishable charters. Since 2013, China Eastern Logistics, the forwarder parent of China Cargo Airlines, has been directly organizing perishables exports from South America with airfreight transportation provided by its […]

Lufthansa Cargo accelerates fleet renewal, to add more 777Fs

German carrier Lufthansa Cargo has committed to buying two more 777Fs from Boeing and will go ahead with its plan for an accelerated withdrawal of its MD-11Fs [FATs 005226-005227]. The two new aircraft will be delivered next year and will be based at the Frankfurt (FRA) hub, while the remaining ten MD-11Fs will all be retired by the end […]

ANA Cargo launches 777F flight to Chicago

Japan-based ANA Cargo today commenced long-haul freighter operations with its own 777F aircraft. The carrier deployed its second of two 777Fs (65757) for the first flight on the new route between Tokyo (NRT) and Chicago (ORD). ANA Cargo told Air Cargo World that today’s inaugural flight carried approximately 80 tonnes of freight, consisting mainly of […]

Turkish Cargo launching 777F service to Kuala Lumpur

Turkish Cargo is adding Kuala Lumpur to its freighter network from Istanbul beginning in late October, according to a schedule posted on the carrier’s website and a notice from GSA Global Airline Services. The twice-weekly service utilizing one of Turkish Cargo’s 777 freighters will depart from Istanbul Ataturk Airport (ISL) on Thursdays and Saturdays beginning […]

Korean Air Cargo expands freighter network in response to trade war

Korean Air has launched a freighter flight between Seoul (ICN) and Bangkok (BKK), operated twice a week with a 777F. The carrier has also relaunched a twice-weekly freighter flight between ICN and Manila (MNL), also operated with a 777F. The airline said that, as companies shift production bases to Southeast Asia, the demand for airfreight […]

Ethiopian Cargo starts freighter service to Bangkok and Hanoi

Ethiopian Cargo announced today that it began once-weekly 777 freighter service to Hanoi (HAN) and Bangkok (BKK) from its Addis Ababa (ADD) base as of Aug. 16. The weekly flight departs ADD on Fridays, arriving in HAN that evening before continuing to BKK, where it arrives Saturday mornings. From Thailand, the freighter service returns to […]

EFL charters weekly 777F from Doha to Pittsburgh

Sri Lanka-based 3PL Expo Freight (EFL) has chartered a weekly 777 freighter operated by Qatar Airways Cargo from Doha (DOH) to Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). According to a statement from EFL, the DOH-PIT service offers its customers in Asia a solution for 72-hour transit time from the Asia-Pacific region to regional distribution centers and retail […]

ANA sees exports to China plunge in first quarter

Japanese carrier ANA’s airfreight traffic to China took a serious hit in the first three months of 2019, with Shinya Katanozak, president and CEO of ANA Holdings, reporting to local media that the amount of cargo dropped by 24% compared to the same period last year. According to ANA traffic figures, ANA’s overall international cargo […]

Lufthansa Cargo reduces summer frequencies

Citing weaker air cargo demand compared to the previous two years, Lufthansa Cargo said it is adjusting its summer schedule and reducing the number of flights it will operate in the second and third quarters of 2019. Flights will be cut in line with demand, and customers will be informed of the changes accordingly. The […]

Etihad Cargo adds Singapore to 777F network

Beginning today, Etihad Cargo (EY) will connect its Abu Dhabi (AUH) hub with a weekly 777F flight to Singapore’s Changi Airport (SIN). Flights will depart Abu Dhabi every Thursday and will stop in Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) on the return. The new service is the latest in a recent string of network tweaks that […]

China Southern provides timeline, plans for cargo unit reform

Earlier this month at Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai, Zhang Dezhi, VP Cargo for China Southern Airlines, told conference delegates that the reform process was well underway for the cargo unit of China’s largest combination carrier and that a detailed plan would be announced before the quarter’s end. Frustrated with the division’s sluggish growth rates […]