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Sichuan Airlines preps for dual-airport operations in Chengdu

Sichuan Airlines is preparing to launch dual-airport operations in Chengdu from both its current home base at Shuangliu International Airport (CTU) and the city’s new Tianfu International Airport (no IATA code yet), for which construction is slated for completion at the end of this year.   As part of this new dual-airport cargo strategy, Sichuan Airlines will conduct all its dedicated freight aircraft and international cargo operations at Tianfu Airport, while […]

Pushed to the limits: As Beijing and Chengdu prepare to become multi-airport cities, where will the cargo flow?

Growing pains In Nanjing, Thursday is the best day to eat at Mrs. Huang’s Yunannese cuisine restaurant. Why? Because it is the day that long dou, or dragon bean, shipments from China’s central Kunming province arrive in Nanjing, which is located in the eastern province of Jiangsu. According to Mrs. Huang, she and her husband could not serve certain traditional dishes […]

Shifting economic conditions, mixed results in January airport throughput

Update: This information has been updated to include LAX and MEM. Cargo throughput results for the beginning of 2019 were mixed, with certain regions performing significantly better than others. Airports in North America saw the majority of growth in cargo volumes in January, while airports in Mainland China saw modest rebounds and European airports experienced […]

Airports underperform industry cargo growth in December first look

This article has been updated to include information on Budapest (BUD), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Ontario (ONT), Rickenbacker (LCK), Sheremetyevo (SVO), and Vienna (VIE).  December cargo throughput results for the world’s airport are still trickling in, but early analysis indicates an overall diminished peak season for air freight. With only a couple of exceptions in Europe […]

Pacific Air Express secures AOC, prepares for CAN gateway ops

Following Pacific Air Express’ successful acquisition of an Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority on Dec. 21, the Brisbane-based carrier  will likely soon reapply to operate scheduled 757F service between Brisbane (BNE) and Guangzhou (CAN) airports. The all-cargo carrier operates a fleet of two 757-200 Precision-converted freighters. The carrier originally applied […]