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  1. Air France halts cargo link from Baiyun to west

    Posted Jan 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air France-KLM, Europe's largest airline, has halted its freighter operation linking Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport to Europe and the United States because of sluggish cargo volumes from the Pearl River Delta. The twice-weekly fr ...

  2. Airlines increase freight rates as demand rises

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Cathay Pacific Airways, Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and other airlines have raised freight rates 10 to 15 per cent after a rebound in demand as dwindling inventories force United States and European retailers to order goods to fill their em ...

  3. Mainland air cargo volume tumbles 11.3pc

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Mainland air carriers suffered their worst drop of the year in cargo volume in November as consumers in the United States and Europe cut back on their spending on luxury goods. Airlines on the mainland carried 11.3 per cent less cargo in November compared ...

  4. Two more airlines get nod to fly to Taipei

    Posted Jul 09th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Air China and China Southern Airlines have received approval to ply the lucrative Shanghai-Taipei route, raising the competitive stakes in the direct-links market. China Eastern Airlines Corp and Shanghai Airlines already fly the popular rout ...

  5. Air cargo volumes climb but rates still grounded

    Posted Jul 06th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So The cargo holds of aircraft plying the China-US route recently have been bulging with one of the must-haves of 2009- Apple's iPhone 3G. But while the pick-up in demand for air cargo appears to indicate the worst is over for the sector, a ...

  6. Air China to increase direct flights to Taipei

    Posted Jun 10th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So in Kuala Lumpur Air China says it will increase direct flights between the mainland and Taiwan 170 per cent to 27 a week as early as the end of August following the expanded air-service pact signed last month by Beijing and Taipei. The Beijin ...

  7. Discounting makes airline travel as cheap as by train

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So Mainland carriers offer 80pc price cuts on domestic routes Train, plane or automobile? With mainland airlines desperate to fill up seats, travellers are increasingly finding flying a better option than other modes of transport. Some are offering up to an 80 per cent discount on domestic routes during the off-peak season, ignoring the inevitable losses they face. Air ...

  8. China Eastern Airlines earnings plunge 81pc

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So China Eastern Airlines Corp posted an 81 per cent drop in net profit in the first quarter because of fewer ticket sales and less currency gains. Despite slumping demand, the the third-largest mainland carrier averted a net loss, thanks to a 4 ...

  9. All eyes on new captain of China Eastern Airlines

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... Charlotte So It is so common for heads of state-owned enterprises to play musical chairs, switching from one company to another at the whim of Beijing, that it barely rates a mention. But the appointment of former China Southern Airlines chief Liu Shaoyon ...

  10. Holiday orders boost Cathay cargo

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Charlotte So, Denise Tsang

    ... It is not only Santa's sleigh that is packed with Christmas goodies this year, the cargo holds of Cathay Pacific Airways aircraft are also filling up as United States retailers restock their shelves in time for the holidays. 'This year, we are s ...




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