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  1. HK Express air-cargo bid flies into headwind

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Plans by Hong Kong Express Airways to launch a cargo service in September are being blocked by one of its shareholders. Andrew Tse (below), who owns 14.7 per cent of the small city airline that is controlled by the mainland's HNA Group, filed an objection with the Air Transport Licensing Authority after Hong Kong Express applied for a cargo licence. 'Until ...

  2. Record numbers pass through Baiyun

    Posted Nov 04th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... as their south China gateway in the first nine months rose a comparative 80 per cent, to 1.76 million, and management says there are more foreign airlines lined up to begin cargo and passenger services. ... to Guangzhou's new, 18 billion yuan airport. Baiyun is also deep in negotiations with some of the world's biggest international cargo carriers. Today, Mr Lin will meet a Federal Express delegation ...

  3. Carriers are granted more China cargo slots

    Posted Sep 05th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling The United States yesterday awarded Polar Air Cargo the rights to fly to mainland China and gave additional slots to most of America's main air cargo carriers under the new Sino-US air services agreement. New York-based Polar, the fourth US airline to gain all-cargo access to the booming mainland market, was also given nine of the 39 weekly flights to China ...

  4. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Cargo airlines losing out to ocean container carriers

    Posted Oct 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com More companies are shipping their products by sea instead of by air in a shift that is seen as a permanent trend by industry executives Cargo airlines ... to logistics and cargo executives. Alfred Hofmann, the senior vice-president for sea freight in the Asia-Pacific at logistics giant Kuehne+Nagel, said the structural shift was permanent. ...

  5. HK connection plays key role in fortunes of cargo carrier

    Posted Jun 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Kate Watson

    ... of the company's US$1.2bn turnover last year. The Luxembourg-based cargo carrier now has 15 flights per week from Hong Kong to Europe. The routes vary but include direct flights once a week to Helsinki, ... a faster and direct service to all points on our network. In the north we transport cargo to Helsinki and Scandinavian countries. In the south to Spain and Italy, and Luxembourg in the heart ...

  6. HK opens links to Luxembourg

    Posted Apr 09th 2005, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... helping Hong Kong's airport secure its position as the region's premier cargo hub. The agreement, which in the absence of a Hong Kong airline in the sector is expected to largely benefit ... strong development as a cargo hub,' said Wilson Fung Wing-yip, deputy secretary for economic development and a key negotiator. 'Despite the fact that Hong Kong airlines offer ...

  7. Curfews hold back growth in air cargo

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Night curfews and a shortage of take-off and landing slots are hampering the development of courier air cargo operations on the mainland, express freight airlines have complained. Carriers said the problem is severe in western provinces where the infrastructure for night-time cargo operations is lacking. Li Dongqi, president of SF Airlines, said ...

  8. Deadline looms for regional hub opening

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... in late 2002 after the region's other dedicated express operators declined to bid. It will use the facility as a hub largely for regional cargo, including intra-Asia freight from China, which ...

  9. Cargolux launches direct HK-Barcelona services

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... Russell Barling European freight operator Cargolux next month will become the first airline to offer direct services between Hong Kong and Barcelona. The Luxembourg-based carrier will offer twice-weekly services to Spain's cultural heartland from Jun ...

  10. UPS adding extra flights to Europe despite euro crisis

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... The express giant is considering whether to tap into the domestic express cargo market, now dominated by local players. 'We are studying the feasibility of developing a comprehensive domestic ... metres of land at Shenzhen Airport for further expansion. In addition to express cargo, the company is also looking at the general cargo business at its premises in Shenzhen, an official said. ...




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