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  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: CSA looks beyond AF-KL Cargo venture

    China Southern Airlines is reportedlyin talks with other foreign carriersbesides Air France-KLM for an aircargo joint venture, Reuters reportedquoting the airline’s chief financialofficer, Xu Jiebo. Xu said Air France was neither apreferred partner nor an exclusive foreigncounterpart for the...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    CHINA: Chinese heavyweights pick Copenhagen

    Copenhagen airport has long beenseen as a useful hub by Singapore Airlinesand Korean Air Cargo. However,the addition of two Chinese heavyweightsin the last few months seemsto be catapulting the airport into thebig league. The airport saw Air China startthree...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Cathay adds more freighters to Europe

    Cathay Pacific Airways said that it will add a total of 11 extra freighter flights each week to three major cities in Europe – Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Manchester – effective this month. With the extra services the airline’s freighter...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: HKG throughput in danger: DHL

    Hong Kong’s air cargo throughputfrom Mainland China passing through the territory will drop as trade growthbetween China and North Asia shiftsmore of the flow further north, theSouth China Morning Post reported,citing a senior DHL Express official. "Further trade links...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Asia Pacific cargo to lead growth

    International Asia Pacific freightgrowth is expected to lead globalfreight growth in 2007 with an averageannual growth rate (AAGR) of6 percent over the same period, theInternational Air Transport Association(IATA) said. It said the forecast growth reflectsthe strength of trade flows,...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: HKG must review transhipments

    Hong Kong can attract more air cargobusiness if its transhipment processescan be reviewed quickly, Asia AirfreightTerminal (AAT) general manager, planning& services, Nelson Lee said. He said as Hong Kong did not havea transhipment ordinance, the customswere using a combination...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Hongkong Post eyes mailing hub status

    Hongkong Post is planning to becomea mailing hub for the mainlandin a move that could bring it hundredsof millions of dollars a year, PostmasterGeneral Tam Wing-pong told theStandard newspaper. Tam, who took over the position inJuly, said the growing...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: Hactl sets new tonnage record in 2006

    Hong Kong Air Cargo TerminalsLimited (Hactl) said tonnage handledin the fourth quarter was 717,361tonnes, representing a year-on-yearincrease of 6.0 percent. Total volumehandled for the whole year of 2006topped the 2.5 million mark – a total of2,561,902 tonnes were handled...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    HONG KONG: AAT’s Terminal 2 opens for business

    Asia Airfreight Terminal’s (AAT)state-of-the-art Terminal 2 facility, builtat a cost of HK$1.75 billion, received itsoccupational permit and was declaredpractically completed at the end ofDecember. AAT general manager – planning &services, Nelson Lee said the new truckpark at the four-level...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    THAILAND: Bangkok airport’s taxiways show cracks

    Airports of Thailand, the operatorof the US$4.1 billion Bangkok airportthat was opened four months ago, saidthe taxiway of its airport in the capitalis cracked and needs repairing. The cracks don’t affect the safety offlight operations at the Suvarnabhumiinternational airport...... Read More