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Page 24 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCT-NOV 2015 For the best and latest news, just log in at www.aircargo-ap.com.au Are you getting your Aircargo news daily? Australian government seeks to boost sME ftA takeup Tuesday, October 27, 2015 The Australian government will provide A$2.45 million over two years to assist training of small and medium-sized (SME) business owners and employees, so they can better understand exporting and learn how to access and take advantage of new trade agreements with China, Korea and Japan. iCs back on line Monday, October 26, 2015 Australia’s ICS began experiencing difficulties at approximately 1600hrs on Sunday 25 October 2015 with disruption experienced until early morning on Mon- day 26 October 2015. China’s Big three combination rumour is back Sunday, Oct ober 25, 2015 The rumour that China is considering combining some operations of the nation’s three biggest airlines as part of a broad reform of its state-owned enter- prises has re-emerged. UPs into tunisia-based carrier Express Air Cargo Thursday, Oct ober 22, 2015 UPS Airlines’ parent United Parcel Service has partnered with Tunisia’s Express Logistic to set up Express Air Cargo (Enfidha), a freight airline to launch in January next year and fly to 51 African capitals and onward to UPS’s Cologne/ Bonn hub in Europe. Panalpina air freight volumes down for the year Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Switzerland’s Panalpina’s air freight volumes dropped two per cent from January to September in a soft market that grew less than one per cent during the same period. WHILE passenger traffic remained strong in many parts of the Asia-Pa- cific region, global air freight mar- kets were affected by slowing eco- nomic growth in China according to the latest traffic report from Airports Council International. With a high concentration of the world’s major air freight hubs located in the region, this has an impact on global growth in volumes, which has remained flat as compared to last year. Hong Kong (HKG), the region’s largest air freight hub, declined by 1.4 per cent year-over-year. Despite the economic revival in advanced economies, air freight contracted by 1.7 per cent in North America. Memphis (MEM), a major FedEx hub, and Louisville (SDF), the UPS hub, each experienced a decrease of 1.4 and 0.8 per cent re- spectively in terms of year-over-year growth in volumes. Global passenger traffic at the world’s major airports rose by 6.4 per cent year-over-year for the month of August while international and domestic traffic posted growth rates of 6.4 and 6.5 per cent re- spectively. Both July and August had strong increases in passenger num- bers due to holiday travel and tourism activity. Growth continues to be above the 12-month average trend. With the exception of Africa, which experienced a drop of 4.6 per cent in passenger traffic, all regions posted large gains in passenger traffic. On- going security concerns in Northern African states have left the region’s air transport demand in a weakened state. Middle Eastern airports report- ed the greatest increase in passenger traffic with double-digit gains of 15 per cent. Doha (DOH) and Abu Dhabi (AUH), two of the region’s major hubs, grew by 22 and 17.4 per cent respectively. With continued recovery in the euro area and the United States, growth in airport passenger traffic in the regions has continued on an upward trajectory. Both European and North American passenger traffic grew by 5.7 per cent. Robust growth of 8.3 per cent in passenger traffic was achieved across airports in the Asia-Pacific region. Many airports in China and India reported significant gains in year-over year passenger numbers. Shanghai (PVG) and New Delhi (DEL) grew by 20.9 and 15.3 per cent respectively. August figures show slowdown in China has impacted freight – passengers okay NZ/Tahiti link to strengthen FRENCH Polynesia and New Zea- land have signed a new air services agreement that will build on a historic relationship which for a long time saw NZ aircraft the only air cargo and passenger conduit to Tahiti. That was by TEAL flying boat on the famed Coral Route prior to the opening of Tahiti Fa’a’a International. Nowadays services are operated by Air NZ and Air Tahiti Nui, with a code share in place. The new agreement will give NZ carriers the opportunity to use any routing for flights to and beyond French Polynesia with a similar scope for Air Tahiti Nui and any other French Polynesian carrier. Simon Bridges, NZ’s transport minister says he also hopes to see enhanced air service arrangements in the future with mainland France and New Caledonia.