Air Charter Service doubles-down in Beijing, acquires new facility

Air Charter Service (ACS) has moved to a new Beijing facility that is twice the size of its predecessor, in a move that will underpin the company’s increasing attention to the Chinese market. “This is an exciting time for the Chinese aviation industry, with the government’s plans to increase the number of airports from 220 […]

Cargolux and Chinese partners ink deal on all-freight airline

Cargolux, HNCA, the Henan Airport Group, and the Xinggang Investment Group Company signed a joint venture equity contract establishing Henan Cargo Airlines, a cargo airline that will operate under a Chinese air operator certificate (AOC). The first revenue flight is set to take place during the fourth quarter of 2018. At the signing in Beijing […]

Dachser doubles bonded air freight space in Shanghai

Dachser has flipped the switch on its expansion at the Shanghai Pudong Airport. The air freight gateway has now doubled from 3,000 to 6,000 square meters, including office space, which Dachser hopes will streamline air freight processes in the North China region. The German logistics company plans to move more freight through its dual hubs […]

DHL: ‘The Chinese are becoming seriously addicted to e-commerce’

China’s predilection towards online shopping has been compared to an “addiction” in a new post on DHL’s “Logistics of Things” blog. “The Chinese are becoming seriously addicted to e-commerce,”said DHL eCommerce CEO Charles Brewer, in a post titled, “Are China’s smaller cities hidden e-commerce gems?” Brewer contends that in many lower-tier cities, most people still […]

HACTL partners with Shenyang Airport on North China hub

Hong Kong’s largest independent cargo handler, HACTL, has entered into an agreement with Liaoning Airport Management Group, the owner of Shenyang Taoxian International Airport in northeastern China, to develop the airport into a “major regional cargo hub.” The agreement was inked by HACTL’s development arm, HACTL Development Holdings Ltd (HDHL). Shenyang Airport is located some […]

More weekly cargo flights planned for Beijing

The economy might be a little lazy in China, but express delivery, more than likely due to the popularity of e-commerce, shows no sign of slowing down. YTO Express Airlines, the air division of Shanghai-based YTO Express, has applied to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for 14 weekly frequencies between Beijing and its […]

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 […]

Air China Cargo continues double-digit rise

Air China Cargo, the Beijing-based joint venture between Air China and Cathay Pacific Airways, began this year the way it finished 2014: as one of the fastest-growing combination carriers in the world. In the first half of 2015, the carrier’s revenue freight tonne kilometers (RFTKs) increased by 23.54 percent year-on-year to 3.2 billion. Including figures […]

Cargolux expands Chinese network

Cargolux Airlines International announced the expansion of its Chinese network with the introduction of a second flight to Beijing and Xiamen, effective Wednesday. The new service complements the existing Friday flight that was inaugurated in 2006. CV7493 leaves Luxembourg every Wednesday and arrives in Beijing on Thursday. From Beijing, the 747 freighter goes to Xiamen […]
  • September 15, 2014

Fleet revamp shrinks Air China’s U.S. capacity

Notwithstanding the launch of new passenger flights across the Pacific, Air China’s presence in the U.S. market is shrinking. In July, the Beijing-based airline is due to add a fifth U.S. destination to its network with the launch of flights between its home base and Houston. Initially, it will serve the new route four days […]
  • May 2, 2013