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Cargo Airlines

Airfreight operators hit by economic slowdown

Dedicated airfreight operators are struggling to remain viable as a sluggish economy undermines their ability to compete with the cargo space on offer from carriers focused on the more buoyant passenger market.

Saturday, 15 December, 2012, 3:12am

Cargo airlines losing out to ocean container carriers

Airlines have permanently lost out to ocean container lines as box carriers grab an increasing share of the freight that was previously moved by air, according to logistics and cargo executives.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

FedEx expands freight centre despite downturn

FedEx Express has expanded its airport facility in Hong Kong by more than a third to improve its parcel-handling efficiency, ignoring the downturn in the air cargo industry.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Curfews hold back growth in air cargo

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.

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Growing to meet demand

As airfreight volumes between Saudi Arabia, Asia and other parts of the world remain in positive mode, Saudi Airlines Cargo Company (SACC) is expanding the size of its fleet and increasing the frequency of its services to meet client demand.

23 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HNA takes 49pc stake in Turkish airline ACT

The Hainan-based HNA Group, the fourth-largest airline group in mainland China, has acquired a 49 per cent stake in a Turkish cargo airline as part of its efforts to strengthen its foothold in Europe.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

China Southern orders six freighters

China Southern Airlines will boost its cargo fleet after signing a deal for a further six Boeing 777 freighters that are due for delivery between 2013 and 2015, the carrier said yesterday.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

DHL set to boost capacity from city

DHL Express, the courier division of one of the world's largest transportation companies, will boost its air cargo carrying capacity from Hong Kong to several key Asian cities with the addition of three Boeing 747-400 freighters.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Panalpina opens direct HK to Alabama service

Panalpina, the freight forwarding and logistics group, has launched a second dedicated air cargo service between Hong Kong and Huntsville, Alabama, in the US, using a Boeing 747-400 freighter from Atlas Air. The service is the first direct flight from Huntsville to Hong Kong.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Double helping of Shenzhen Airlines

Logistics firm Shenzhen International Holdings said it is to pay 788.63 million yuan for an additional 24 per cent of Shenzhen Airlines, giving it a 49 per cent stake. State-backed Shenzhen International will buy the stake from the liquidators of Shenzhen Huirun Investment, a holding company that was declared bankrupt in January.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

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