Moscow prepares for next expansion, aims to become leading transit hub

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) is preparing to launch the upcoming phases of its “2030 Master Plan” to become a leading transit hub. This year, SVO will enter its third runway into operation, and will begin the construction of a new parking apron as well as the second phase of its “Moscow Cargo” terminal expansion. […]

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 […]

A new model for complementary airport systems in Beijing and Chengdu

This post continues our feature on the development of dual-airport systems in Beijing and Chengdu. A new model for complementary airport systems  Air cargo logistics providers operating in major Chinese cities aren’t strangers to running cargo operations through multiple airports in Chinese cities. However, the development of the “one city, two airports” complementary airport model in Beijing and Chengdu will vary from those formerly […]

Sichuan Airlines prepares for launch with A330-200Fs

Chengdu-based Sichuan Airlines has selected Brussels as the first international destination to be served by the carrier’s incoming A330-200Fs. Thrice-weekly flights are expected to launch before the end of April, according to Brussels Airport. Cargo Facts reported in May that three BOC Aviation owned A330-200Fs coming off lease with Qatar Airways would likely end up […]