Air France-KLM, China Southern enter ‘phase one’

Following the pattern of ad hoc cargo partnerships rather than large – and largely unproductive – alliances, Air France-KLM entered an agreement with Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines. The deal will give AF-KLM access to China Southern’s Asia Pacific network (particularly Australia, New Zealand, and Vietnam), while China Southern can take advantage of AF-KLM’s strong trans-Atlantic […]

Air France-KLM signs JV with China Southern

Rapidly growing China Southern Airlines and ailing Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, have signed a partnership agreement to create a more extensive global cargo network. Air France KLM will serve the main cities in Australia and supply main-deck capacity to Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh from China Southern’s hub in Guangzhou. AF-KLM’s hubs at Paris Charles De Gaulle and […]

China Southern develops e-commerce platform

Thanks to China Southern Airways, consumers in China now have another portal through which they can purchase the hottest new items in overseas markets.  Called “Southern Cross-Border Purchase,” the service is a new e-commerce platform that provides access to good in the U.S., Japan, Australia and New Zealand according to the WCARN news service. In […]

China Southern has stellar first half, adds Vietnam route

In the first half of this year, cargo and mail carried by China Southern, measured in revenue tonne kilometers (RTKs), was up 10.74 percent over 2014, rising from 2.32 billion RTKs last year to 2.57 billion RTKs for the first six months of this year. The traffic volume carried in freighters for China Southern was […]

China Southern sends more freighters to Europe

China Southern Airlines added twice-weekly 777-200F service from its hub in Guangzhou to London Stansted this past June, and will now increase the frequency to three times per week beginning Aug. 1, according to Air Cargo Asia-Pacific.  The service also includes a stop in Frankfurt. Freighter frequencies from Guangzhou to Paris and Vienna were also […]

China Southern joins IAG’s Partner Plus

With the recent addition of China Southern Airlines to IAG’s Partner Plus program, there are now seven carriers in the partnership, including Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, the Avianca group, American Airlines and Finnair. Partner Plus allows carriers to have better network interconnectivity by agreeing to interline on a commercially booked basis. Beginning this month, IAG […]

China Southern and Stansted link China, U.K.

The only direct freighter service between China and the United Kingdom will begin June 20, when China Southern sends its first flight from Guangzhou to Stansted Airport. The carrier will operate two frequencies each week, creating new direct access to Chinese markets. Exports to China from the U.K. will include traditional and luxury goods. The […]

News Briefs: Fraport-China Southern, NTSB investigates, Maximus profits

Fraport Cargo Services will take over the cargo handling for China Southern Cargo at Frankfurt Airport, beginning February 25. FCS is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG, one of the world’s leading companies in the international airport business. Five weekly freighter turnarounds will fly between Guangzhou and Frankfurt. China Southern also serves the Shanghai-Frankfurt route […]

Boeing marks milestone delivering 100th 777F

With the delivery of the ninth of twelve 777 freighters to China Southern Airlines, Boeing has hit the century mark, fulfilling 100 deliveries of the aircraft over the last six years. The first 777F was delivered to launch customer Air France in February 2009. According to our sister publication Cargo Facts, Air France had second thoughts, […]

News Briefs: CAL upgrades fleet, Air France adds frequencies

Israel-based Cargo Air Lines (CAL) has successfully upgraded its fleet by taking delivery of the airlines second 748-400ERF. Both are nose loader, open door freighters. The aircraft, built in 2007, has a GE engine. A spokesperson for CAL said the airline’s focus on non-standard cargo such as oversize and/or overweight products, dangerous loads, pharma, perishables and […]

China Southern Airlines executives removed from positions

Chen Gang, the executive vice president, and Tian Xiao Dong, COO of flight operations with China Southern Airlines, have been removed from their jobs under suspicion of corruption. The Journal of Commerce reported that investors were told an investigation had been launched against the two men.  The board of directors unanimously approved the action. An […]

China Southern starts freighter route to Tianjin, China

China Southern Airlines is launching Boeing 777F service between Los Angeles International Airport and Tianjin, China. The 13-hour direct service marks the only dedicated freighter route linking Tianjin and North America. China Southern Cargo will also launch Los Angeles-Tianjin-Shanghai cargo service starting Friday. The new Los Angeles-Tianjin-Guangzhou service operates twice weekly, departing from Los Angeles […]
  • September 3, 2014

Bees buzz over to Vancouver

China Southern Airlines and Air New Zealand cooperated on interlining of live honey bees from Auckland, New Zealand, via Los Angeles to Vancouver. During April and May, five shipments of live bees weighing 8.2 tonnes were transferred via LAX. The livestock interline project took four weeks. The honey bees originated in New Zealand. They were […]

China Southern brings freighter service to Vienna

China Southern Airlines started Guangzhou, China-Vienna-Frankfurt-Guangzhou freighter service. This brings its Guangzhou-Frankfurt freighter service to five times per week. The new flight is operated by a B777-200F, with three flights weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. China Southern Cargo launched a Guangzhou-Frankfurt-Guangzhou direct flight in July 2013. With the added stopover at Vienna, China Southern […]
  • April 3, 2014
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