The China-Russia connection: E-commerce demand supports a booming trade lane

Chinese express carriers have been making waves in the air cargo business for some time now, rapidly building up their freighter operations and innovating domestic express operations. Still, despite being the base for two of the world’s largest e-commerce companies – JD.com, which is often compared to Amazon for the high degree of control it […]

ABC expands Norwegian seafood exports with third weekly 747F service

Just two weeks after Avinor AS, the operator of Oslo Airport (OSL), terminated an agreement to work with ground-handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) on a planned seafood cargo handling facility, the company expanded its seafood exports from the airport with an additional scheduled freighter service. Yesterday, OSL welcomed the third weekly flight from Russia-based AirBridgeCargo […]

Development efforts pay off as Xi’an welcomes first fifth-freedom flights by Korean Air 

On May 12, Xi’an International Airport (XIY) welcomed the first 777F operated by Korean Air as part of a scheduled flight via Seoul (ICN)-Xi’an (XIY)-Hanoi (HAN) utilizing a 777 freighter. The route launch supports various facets of Chinese regional and national aims to develop aviation hubs in line with international network expansion to meet evolving demand in China.   […]

SVO plans to grow cargo complex with rising Chinese cross-border e-commerce, express demand

This week, Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) and Moscow Cargo presented their “2030 Master Plan” for the expansion of the airport’s cargo complex to an audience including Chinese airline executives and members of a Chinese international trade committee, positioning the Russian airport to capture growing Chinese cross-border e-commerce demand. The Chinese Committee for the Promotion of […]

Atran’s launch of freighter service boosts Xi’an, Moscow development goals

Yesterday, Moscow-based Atran Airlines, under parent company Volga-Dnepr Group, launched the first flight of its new freighter service from Xi’an Xianyang (XIY) to Moscow Sheremetyevo (SVO) international airports. Flights will be operated by a 737-400F aircraft and carried once-weekly, starting this month, before increasing to twice–weekly next month.  The 737-400F has capacity for 15 tonnes of cargo and will mainly transport […]

AirBridgeCargo boosts operations at Rickenbacker with added frequency

AirBridgeCargo Airlines announced plans today to add an additional frequency to Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), bringing the carrier’s total operations at the cargo-centric airport to twice-weekly. Although the Russia-based carrier has had mixed success serving airports in the United States, Rickenbacker appears to be working for the Russia-based carrier. In 2018 the AirBridgeCargo’s volumes to […]