Flying taxi startups using European technology to debut in Asia

The world’s first passenger-drone services may debut in Asia -- but the technology behind these flying taxis will be largely European. Volocopter GmbH of Germany said Thursday it will open a landing facility in Singapore later this year for trial flights, while Austria’s FACC AG is working to produce hundreds of passenger drones for Chinese partner EHang the […]

DHL GF adds LCL service for ‘One Belt, One Road’ rail link to China

DHL Global Forwarding is launching a trans-Eurasian, less-than-container load (LCL) railway service between Duisburg, Germany, and Chengdu, China, with a 29-day lead time. The move will expand China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which aims to connect European and Asian economies via railway along the ancient “Silk Road” route. Launched in 2015, the US$4-8 trillion […]

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 […]

ANA, Lufthansa stretch cargo partnership

Lufthansa Cargo and ANA Cargo are expanding the joint venture they established in December 2014 to cover European destinations. Effective Aug. 3, freight consignment routes from Europe to Japan will number 90 direct flights each week, beginning with additional frequencies from Germany, France, the U.K. and Austria. Other European countries are expected to follow. The […]

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

Cargolux flies freighter to Vienna

Cargolux will introduce a weekly 747 freighter service to Vienna beginning Saturday. The new stopover in Austria’s capital is an extension of the existing Saturday flight from Hanoi, Vietnam and Hong Kong.
  • August 2, 2013