The pull of China's interior
Toward the end of the second quarter, the market was very quiet. According to some sources, Cargolux suspended its Chongqing service only weeks after it started. A spokesman for Cargolux confirmed the cessation of services, but says flights will resume once an operational issue is resolved.
More capacity is bound to come into the picture. Air China Cargo will get two final B747-400BCFs from Cathay Pacific soon, and it has no intention of parking them, Diu says. Meanwhile, the carrier’s contingent of B777-ER passenger planes will go up from the current fleet of seven to 16 by the end of next year. ACW