Weakness persists in Asian carriers in December first look

In December’s first look, Asian carriers reported mixed year-over-year declines in cargo traffic. While the protracted impact of volatile global trade relations contributed to most carriers reporting traffic declines for the month, growth in month-over-month figures suggest the industry may see improvement into 2020. Mainland China-based Air China and Singapore Airlines were hit hardest for […]

China’s Wenzhou Airport master plan for new construction gains approval

Wenzhou Longwan International Airport (WNZ), located in eastern China about 450 kilometers south of Shanghai, recently received approval for its master plan from the Civil Aviation East China Bureau to pursue development at the airport. Currently, several major Chinese carriers operate at WNZ, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Postal Airlines, China Southern Airlines […]

Mixed September results for Asia-Pacific carriers provide hope for peak season

Asia-Pacific carriers mostly reported year-over-year traffic declines for September, but some improvements from results earlier in the year suggest that the lead-up to peak season may indicate better things ahead for the remainder of 2019. Year-over-year comparisons are also becoming less difficult for carriers with the approach to 2020 because the declines that have hampered […]

Asian carriers’ July traffic reflects continued impact of trade war

In July’s first look, Asian carriers reported year-over-year declines in cargo traffic across the board for the month, reflecting the continued impact of protectionist policies on global trade in their operations. Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines both saw significant declines in year-over-year traffic, while Mainland China-based China Southern Airlines and Air China also reported lower numbers compared to the same month […]

Hong Kong flight disruptions increase: Airport strike update

Disruptions to flights in and out of Hong Kong worsened on Monday after protesters coordinated strikes to bring the city to a standstill. After dozens of morning cancellations, airport authorities said they would reschedule flights starting from 12 p.m. local time and reduce the volume of arrivals and departures. Pilot and flight-crew unions for Hong […]

Declines dominate Asian carriers’ June traffic reports 

Several Asia-based carriers reported year-over-year declines in their traffic for the month of June. Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines both saw significant declines, while China-based China Southern Airlines and Air China also reported lower numbers compared to the year prior, but with less impact on their change in cumulative traffic for the first half of […]

Asian carriers report mixed traffic for May

In Asia, Taiwan-based EVA Air and China Airlines reported year-over-year declines, while China-based China Southern Airlines and Air China reported mixed results in their traffic for the month of May. Singapore Airlines, meanwhile, saw a continued decline in its traffic this month.  EVA Air’s cargo traffic, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) declined 6.0% year-over-year for the Month of May to 300 million FTKs. Load […]

Air China, Royal Jordanian choose WFS for Copenhagen ground handling

One of the world’s largest cargo handling firms, Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), expanded its business even further today by signing two more contracts with Air China and Royal Jordanian Airlines to provide ground handling support at Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport (CPH). By the end of May, WFS said it will begin handling cargo transported by Air […]

Air China Cargo and China Southern Cargo to merge?

As the Chinese Government moves to pare down its outlays on state-owned behemoths, it has been widely reported that the cargo and logistics operations of Beijing-based Air China and Guangzhou-based China Southern will be divested and merged into a single entity. Sources quoted in Bloomberg have even identified potential investors for the new company, which […]

Air freight demand continues to grow in November

Many of the world’s major cargo carriers and airports have reported their November results, with gains appearing almost as strong as they were in October, it still looks like a very good month. Strikes at Lufthansa impacted not only the carrier, but also its main hub at Frankfurt (FRA), and neither Cathay Pacific nor Hong Kong […]

Polar Air Cargo settles in price-fixing class-action

The class-action lawsuit involving global price-fixing of fuel and other surcharges from 2000 to 2006 continues to wind down nearly a decade after the alleged transgressions occurred. This week, Polar Air Cargo, LLC, and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings have agreed to settle with the plaintiffs for US$100 million, which is the second-largest settlement amount to […]

Cathay reaches settlement in Canadian cartel case

The saga of the alleged air cargo price-fixing cartel that stretches back to 2006 has reached one more milestone, as Cathay Pacific Airlines reached a US$4.5 million settlement in the civil antitrust class action brought against it and other airlines in Canada. “Cathay Pacific does not admit any unlawful conduct, wrongdoing or liability in the […]

ACP Worldwide to serve Air China in Africa

ACP Worldwide has been chosen as the cargo GSA across South Africa for Air China and will sell capacity on the airline’s first ever nonstop, direct flight between China and Africa.  The first inbound flight was on Oct. 29, with the first outbound on Oct. 30. Services using a 777-300ER will operate from Johannesburg’s OR […]
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