Global Airline Services is GSA for SF’s 747F service from Europe

Global Airline Services is the general sales agent (GSA) for SF Airlines’ new 747-400F service from London (LHR) to Wuxi (WUX) via Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN), according to a notice from OAG Inforwarding. Global Airline Services, the United Kingdom branch of Amsterdam-based Global GSA Group, could not be immediately reached for comment. According to the […]

SF Express begins 747 service to Europe

Shenzhen-based SF Airlines operated its first flight to Europe in the last decade on Sept. 15 with service from Wuxi (WUX) to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and an intermediary stop in Chongqing (CKG). The China-Europe service was operated for SF Express using one of the carrier’s two 747-400 freighters. As reported by our sister publication Cargo […]

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport triples handling capacity with new cargo facility 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) unveiled its new US$33 million cargo facility today. The new facility is intended to support the airport’s ability to handle domestic and international freight.  The new cargo facility consists of a 110,000 square foot warehouse and a 17-acre cargo apron. The new space triples GSP’s handling capacity and enables it to […]

Frankfurt-Hahn, CASIL sign agreement to establish European hub

Today, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) reported its new air-freight agreement with China Aerospace and Technology Corporation’s subsidiary, China Aerospace International Holdings Limited (CASIL). In the agreement, CASIL will operate several new flights to HHN and will establish the airport as its European hub. The new route is also the latest element of China’s sprawling initiative, as […]

New China-Germany freighter route the next phase in HNA Group’s growth

A Suparna Airlines 747-400 freighter landed at Germany’s Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) via Xi’an, China, this morning, implementing the next phase in HNA Modern Logistics Group’s global airfreight strategy. HNA Group, which owns freight-focused Suparna Airlines, finalized its purchase of the German airport earlier this month, as a lower-cost alternative to Frankfurt Airport’s congestion and flight […]

Frankfurt-Hahn’s half-year cargo numbers see record growth

“All signs point toward growth,” enthused Roger Scheifele, senior vice president for cargo sales and business development at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN), following the announcement that the German hub’s cargo business had more than doubled its cargo traffic over the first half of 2017.  From January to June, 49,000 tonnes of freight were handled at HHN, […]

Failed payment could scuttle Frankfurt Hahn Airport deal

The interior minister for the federal state of Germany’s Rhineland Palatinate, Frankfurt Hahn Airport airport’s main owner, has admitted that the sale of the Frankfurt Hahn Airport is in jeopardy due to non-payment by the winning bidder from China, Reuters reported. Speaking to Bild over the weekend, Rhineland Palatinate Minister President Malu Dreyer explained that […]

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport sold to Chinese construction company

After weeks of speculation swirled about a new buyer, Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate interior ministry announced today the sale of its majority 82.5 percent stake in Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Shanghai Yigian Trading Company (SYT), a major Chinese construction company, in a deal valued in the “low-double-digit-million-euro range.” SYT’s chief representative, Zu Tao Chou, professed that he “lost […]

Frankfurt-Hahn dismisses rumors of Amazon bid

After a German-language newspaper had alleged that e-tail giant Amazon was in discussions with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) over a possible purchase of the facility, officials at HHN recently dismissed the discussions as  “rumors” and said talks, if any, are being handled by the airport’s owner, the municipality of Rhineland-Palatinate. Earlier this year, the newspaper Süddeutschen […]

Frankfurt-Hahn facilitates race car shipment

Car-racing fans would have been thrilled at the sight of 31 race cars being loaded onto four 747-4Fs at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, headed for the next leg of the FIA (Federation Internationale De L’Automobile) World Endurance Championship in Austin, U.S., to be held on Sept. 19. The most recent race was in Nürburgring, Germany, on Aug. […]

Frankfurt-Hahn facilitates race car shipment

Car-racing fans would have been thrilled at the sight of 31 race cars being loaded onto four 747-4Fs at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, headed for the next leg of the FIA (Federation Internationale De L’Automobile) World Endurance Championship in Austin, U.S., to be held on Sept. 19. The most recent race was in Nürburgring, Germany, on Aug. […]

Yangtze River Express moves from Frankfurt to Munich

Frankfurt’s loss is apparently Munich’s gain. In a decision based mostly on geographical need, Chinese all-cargo carrier Yangtze River Express Airlines said it will switch its German operations from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) to Munich International (MUC). Yangtze had been operating daily 747-400 freighter service to HHN, shipping an average of 50,000 tonnes of cargo per […]

News Briefs: Sky Dragon rises, Air China in Frankfurt, Myanmar logistics

Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros), a lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft manufacturer, announced that it has begun production for its newest airship, the 40E Sky Dragon, with a one-tonne payload capacity. From its Montebello, Calif., headquarters, Aeros created the FAA-licensed 40E model after extensive testing of the 40D prototype airship that has been in operation since 2007. Other enhancements […]