November 2012

Cover Story

  • China Airlines Cargo gains altitude with SkyTeam

    For Taiwan’s China Airlines (CI) Cargo the timing of its admission into the SkyTeam Cargo alliance is probably about as good as it can get, as the carrier has undertaken strategic capacity reductions to deal with the ongoing sullen air cargo environment resulting in healthy load factors and rising yields. Donald Urquhart reports.... Read More


  • MidAmerica teams with Ningbo for new trade route

    In a bold step, MidAmerica St. Louis Airport (BLV) and China’s Ningbo Lishe International Airport (NGB) have joined forces to promote a new trade route. Under wraps for nearly eight months, the deal sees two secondary airports, supported by government trade bodies teaming up to match shippers and buyers between China and Latin America. By Donald Urquhart.... Read More
  • Hartsfield-Jackson: Atlanta’s ‘economic engine’

    As a passenger hub Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport reigns supreme – 920,000 take-offs and landings and handling over 92 million passengers last year – ranking as the world’s busiest airport for 13 years running. And while cargo clearly has a long way to go to reach such prominence, it is already firmly set in growth mode as more and more businesses, shippers, freight forwarders and carriers see the advantages of the airport as a cargo hub. By Donald Urquhart in Atlanta.... Read More

Belly Ache

  • Just look at those happy, helpful, smiling faces! It’s gonna be a great trip!!

    We’re all very excited here at Belly Ache, because now we can book our weekend getaways on our favorite airline from the convenience of our desktop! Air Koryo, the self-described “unique national flag carrier” of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (that would be NORTH Korea in case you’re confused about the ‘Democratic’ part of the name) has launched a new online booking system in English and Korean. Woohoo! The website offers flights from Pyongyang to Beijing and Shenyang in China, and Vladivostok in Russia.... Read More

From the Editor

  • Fascinating China

    This issue we bring you a slightly different cover story as it doesn’t focus directly on the air cargo industry, but rather on China and the foreign multinationals that have both been instrumental in China’s economic development and of course in growing their own global business.... Read More
  • The world is speeding up

    There really isn’t a ’sweet spot’ to be in, in the air cargo industry right now. Sure there are companies out there doing reasonably ok, but really none that can claim to be doing great and certainly far more that are just doing badly.... Read More