China Southern reports strong cargo growth

Guangzhou-based carrier, China Southern Airlines has reported a strong growth of 12.2 percent in cargo volumes in 2014.

One of China Southern’s meanwhile 9 Boeing 777Fs  /  company courtesy
One of China Southern’s meanwhile 9 Boeing 777Fs / company courtesy

According to annual statements, the carrier handled up to 1.43 million tonnes of cargo and mail in 2014, an increase of 12.2 percent over a year earlier, outpacing the industry's growth rate of 5.3 percent.

The airline said it achieved a growth of 9.1 percent in domestic cargo traffic, reaching 975,000 tonnes, with its international and regional cargo traffic surging 19.5 percent to 457,000 tonnes.

China Southern generated better revenue from its freight services compared with the previous year, due to the rapid growth of packages, specifically e-commerce shipments, and mail as well as the recovery of the international cargo market.

In a statement, the airline said its Boeing 777F fleet has achieved operating profits. As of January 20, China Southern operates nine Boeing 777Fs. It plans to introduce three more 777Fs between June and July this year.

Nol van Fenema

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