DSV Panalpina establishes US-China freighter route

To support customer demands in the wake of flight cancellations spurred by the novel coronavirus, DSV Panalpina will utilize its Atlas Air-operated 747-8 freighter on service between Huntsville (HSV) and Shanghai (PVG) three times per week. DSV Panalpina estimates the widespread effort to stop the spread of coronavirus has resulted in a daily airfreight capacity […]

Atlas reports strong shipper interest from China into 2Q

As manufacturing begins to ramp up again in China after the extended Lunar New Year holiday, shippers and forwarders are looking to airfreight as a stable mode of transportation into March, April and May, Atlas Air Worldwide President and CEO John Dietrich said during the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call today. With little belly space available […]

China’s aviation market shrinks to smaller than Portugal’s

China’s aviation market, projected to overtake the U.S. this decade and become the world’s biggest, has shrunk to such an extent due to the coronavirus outbreak that it’s fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal. Airlines have slashed capacity because of the epidemic centered in Hubei province, leaving the industry reeling. About 1.7 million seats […]

Emirates reports ‘good demand’ for ex-China cargo

Emirates SkyCargo said it is seeing “good demand” for import and export cargo to and from China following the extended Lunar New Year holidays. The airline utilizes a 777 freighter to Guangzhou (CAN) and Shanghai (PVG), as well as daily passenger flights between Beijing and Dubai. While airfreight demand is typically slow during the Lunar […]

Qatar Airways offers free cargo to China for coronavirus relief

Qatar Airways is volunteering free air cargo transportation for medical supplies moving into China from Chinese embassies and consulates around the world. The carrier also said it plans to independently donate millions of medical-grade masks and sanitization bottles to areas in China most impacted by the novel coronavirus outbreak. While the carrier suspended its passenger […]

Coronavirus takes a toll on cargo demand from China

Despite the cutback on flights to, from and within China following the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, similar slumps in cargo demand out of china mean current capacity is more than able to keep up with existing demand. However, the need for supplies to support relief efforts in the Country has seen a […]

Airlink mobilizes for coronavirus response

As regular readers know, Cargo Facts has for several years supported Airlink, the rapid-response humanitarian relief organization uniting commercial and charter airlines within its network with pre-qualified nonprofits. As confirmed cases of the new coronavirus increase — to 17,391 as of the World Health Organization’s most recent report Feb. 3 — Airlink announced the activation […]

Over 25,000 China flights axed as virus panic creates disruption

(Bloomberg) — More than 25,000 flights to, from and within China will be canceled this week as more than two dozen airlines suspend services to the country because of the coronavirus outbreak, leading to an unprecedented shakeup in the world’s second-largest aviation market. International capacity will fall by 4.4 million seats a week, with Lion […]