Saturday, July 13, 2024

Heathrow adds Zhengzhou to Chinese network

Heathrow Airport has launched its first direct flight to Zhengzhou, operated by China Southern Airlines twice a week using a Boeing 787-8. The route to one of China’s eight ancient capital cities will offer 2,080 tonnes of cargo capacity a year to the key manufacturing hub and business destination. About 70% of Apple iPhones sold […]

China Southern connects Heathrow with Wuhan and Sanya

Heathrow Airport has gained new connections to China with flights to Wuhan and Sanya, adding over 6,000 tonnes of cargo capacity. China Southern Airlines launched its thrice-weekly service to Wuhan, a mega-city known as ‘Chicago of China’ on 30 May, and will start flying to Sanya on Hainan Island twice a week from 12 July. […]

New contracts get AIA Cargo off to a flying start

AIA Cargo has had a busy start to 2018 by securing new GSSA contracts going with double digit volume and revenue growth in the first quarter. It has been appointed exclusive cargo GSSA for Air Arabia Maroc, Air Baltic, Imperial Cargo Airlines, El Al and United Airlines in a number of countries. The AIA network […]

MASkargo joins the IAG Cargo Partner Plus programme

EFW re-delivers first A330P2F to Altavair for MasAir Cargo operation

IAG Cargo has welcomed MASkargo as the ninth carrier in its Partner Plus programme to interline on each other’s airlines on a commercially booked basis. The partnership comes after Air New Zealand joined the programme in November 2017. The other existing members are American Airlines Cargo, the Avianca Group, China Southern Airlines, Finnair, Japan Airlines, […]

New offices and contracts help AIA grow

Airbridge International Agencies (AIA) has had a strong year with tonnage growing 25 per cent due to new offices and carrier contracts, says chief executive officer Mark Andrew. The company has opened offices in Cyprus, gained Thomas Cook and Cobalt Air and existing clients have been performing well, including China Southern Airlines, which added a […]

SkyTeam Cargo picks van der Linden as VP cargo alliance

SkyTeam Cargo has appointed Nico van der Linden as vice president cargo alliance, effective from 1 July 2017. Van der Linden, who has over 30 years of cargo experience, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role, having previously worked in management positions at KLM Cargo and Air France KLM Cargo, and spent […]

China Southern to start second daily Heathrow-Guangzhou flight

Heathrow Airport is to get extra capacity to China with a second daily China Southern Airlines flight to Guangzhou from 1 June. Guangzhou is located 75 miles up the Pearl River bay from Hong Kong and is one of China’s most vibrant business markets and its biggest port. The new service will boost trade capacity […]

China Southern finalises order for 12 Boeing 787-9s

China Southern Airlines has finalised its order for 12 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.2 billion to further strengthen its expanding long-haul fleet. The 787-9’s fuselage is six metres longer than the 787-8, offer seats for passengers and cargo capacity. Boeing says the 787-9 uses 20 per cent less fuel with 20 per cent fewer […]

Agreement brings NE China cargo hub plan a step closer

Shenyang Taoxian International Airport in north-east China is set to be turned into a regional cargo hub. The owner Liaoning Airport Management Group Co has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with HACTL Development Holdings Ltd (HDHL – the business development arm of Hactl Group) as a first step in developing the gateway as a major […]

MAG’s strong growth continues in January

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) has reported strong cargo growth in January across its airports, with London Stansted Airport seeing the largest increase at 10 per cent. In January, Stansted saw cargo volumes increase by 10 per cent to 20,260 tonnes, East Midlands Airport was up by 6.7 per cent to 26,266 tonnes and Manchester Airport […]

China Southern commits to 80 Boeing 737s

China Southern Airlines has committed to purchasing 80 Boeing 737s, of which, 30 will be Next Generations and 50 will be MAXs, valued at about $8.4 billion. Boeing Commercial Airplanes senior vice president for North East Asia sales, Ihssane Mounir says: “China Southern’s commitment is a solid endorsement of the popularity of the Next Generation […]