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Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

BEIJING, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China and China Express signed a codeshare cooperation agreement in the city of Guiyang, Guizhou province on August 29, 2014, and the two carriers will start to share codes on each other's selected flights from September 1, 2014.

Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express
Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

 

Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express
Air China Starts Codeshare with China Express

 

According to the agreement, the two carriers will connect the cities of Chongqing, Guiyang and Dalian to their respective networks. With the cooperation, Air China will be put its code CA on 32 routes operated by China Express, which will extend its route network to the second-tier and third-tier cities around Chongqing as well as in provinces of Guizhou and Liaoning Province. At the same time, China Express will put is G5 code on 30 routes operated by Air China, which will extend its network to most of China's big and medium-sized cities. Currently, Air China operates over 50 routes to Chongqing, Guizhou and Liaoning, giving passengers easy access to most of the Chinese provincial capitals via Chongqing, Guiyang and Dalian.

Lou Yongfeng, Managing Director, International Cooperation Department, Commercial Committee, said, "Air China has always attached great importance to establishing partnerships with other carriers. It is our hope that our codeshare cooperation with China Express will further expand the networks of both sides and make it easier for passengers around the country to travel to and from the regions around Chongqing, Guizhou and Liaoning."

Luo Tong, Vice President of China Express, said, "The cooperation not only connects the networks of the two carriers, but also make a trunk route carrier and a feeder carrier complement each other. The feeder market will enter a fast track by benefiting from the well-established trunk routes. So the point-to-point operations of the feeder market will be supported by trunk route operations. China Express is quite committed to making medium- and small-sized cities more accessible, and the most effective way of doing that at the lowest social costs is to fully take advantage of the network of trunk routes to grow the feeder market."

Air China is China's only national flag carrier and also the largest carrier between China and Europe and between China and America. Its route network serves over 162 destinations in 32 countries and regions worldwide. China Express is a carrier operating feeder routes for passenger and cargo transportation. The codeshare cooperation between Air China and China Express blazes the trail for partnership between trunk route carrier and domestic feeder carrier, make more products available to the domestic market, giving passengers in more travel options, promote the cultural exchanges of second-tier and third-tier cities with other parts the country, facilitate regional economic development, and further promote the development of China's feeder route market.

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India to pilot Deutsche Post DHL’s e-commerce solutions for Asia Pacific

Investment in infrastructure and new delivery options to lay foundation for global e-commerce leadership in fastest-growing logistics sector

SINGAPORE and MUMBAI, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Deutsche Post DHL, the world's leading mail and logistics group, has chosen India to pilot the development of its e-commerce business model for Asia-Pacific. Through its subsidiary Blue Dart Express, already a national leader in door-to-door delivery, DPDHL 's business unit DHL eCommerce  is investing in infrastructure and the development of fulfillment centers, multiple delivery and payment options as part of its aim to become the preferred global provider of e-commerce related services including e-fulfillment and e-facilitation.

Frank Appel, CEO, DPDHL, said:  "Globally, e-retail is rapidly evolving. Over the next five years, the global e-commerce sector is expected to grow by more than 10 per cent per annum with Asia Pacific leading the way. This region is expected to soon surpass North America and Europe as the biggest online market in the world. As the leading logistics company with an unsurpassed global footprint, there's a huge opportunity for us to become the world's leading provider of e-commerce logistics and we have a ready solutions infrastructure in India to pilot our solutions."

Blue Dart Express is well positioned to pilot e-commerce in India and models for Asia Pacific.  The leader in door-to-door delivery solutions and South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation and distribution company, Blue Dart services over 34,154 locations in India.

Investing in infrastructure and new delivery options

By 2025, e-commerce share of overall trade volume of emerging markets will be up to 30 percent (40 percent in developed countries), according DPDHL's report 'Global E-Tailing 2025'[1].

Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, DHL eCommerce Asia Pacific said: "With 250 million Internet users, Indian e-commerce remains underdeveloped, with online shopping valued at EUR 2.3 billion in 2013. This is expected to grow to EUR 4.1 billion by 2018, a CAGR of 12.3 per cent in 5 years[2].  All countries across Asia are in different evolutionary stages when it comes to e-commerce. We need to adapt our service portfolio within the region accordingly." 

In India, DHL eCommerce, working closely through Blue Dart will invest in developing multiple delivery options and cash on delivery capabilities. These two key needs were identified by India's top online shoppers - male, high-income, young urbanites - as part of a 20-country consumer survey on international distance selling 'Shop the World', carried out by DHL eCommerce to provide a deeper understanding of the home shoppers' journey.

Anil Khanna, Managing Director of Blue Dart Express Ltd, said: "Blue Dart's unrivaled domestic delivery system and network capabilities in India provide the perfect base for piloting the development of region wide e-commerce solutions. We are working closely with leading brands, market place sellers and retailers to help them establish a sustainable e-commerce footprint. That's why we are investing in the right infrastructure - including IT - to build the right model for consumers and sellers."

Tapping India's eCommerce potential with India-specific insights

According to 'Shop the World', online purchases in India are limited largely to consumer electronics, fashion and media products with shopping by smart phone the norm. Indians' main reasons for online shopping are overcoming geographical restrictions on choice and unlimited shopping hours -- although the biggest negative was unknown quality of online products. E-shoppers in India revealed delivery expectations that were higher than the global average. Despite the country's size, Indian shoppers expect delivery within 5 days (global average 6.5 days), parcel tracking options and free delivery. The average rate of return of goods also scored higher than the global average at 29.5 per cent with poor quality or defects the number one reason for returns.

The survey also identified growth opportunities in the development of online payment systems -- cash on delivery or cards being India's top payment choice -- and in international sales. The majority of Indian e-commerce is domestic with only a third of consumers having ordered overseas. This is set to grow with more than half planning to place an international online order with US being the number one target market.

[1]DPDHL, Z_punkt and See More, Global E-Tailing 2025 Study 2014 http://www.dpdhl.com/content/dam/global-etailing-2025_en.html

[2]DHL,Shop The World Study 2014 http://www.dhl.com/en/campaigns/globalmail/shop_the_world.html?WT.mc_id=SHOPTHEWORLD_GO_EN_OFFLINE_002   ((Source: The World Bank 2012 &Euromonitor International)

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DHL - The logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics and CEP industry and "The logistics company for the world". DHL commits its expertise in international express, national and international parcel delivery, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation as well as contract and e-commerce related solutions along the entire supply chain. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and around 315,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenues of more than 55 billion euros in 2013.

Blue Dart Express Ltd.

Blue Dart Express Ltd., South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 34,236 locations in India. As part of the DP DHL Group (DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding & DHL Supply Chain), Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions and customs clearance.

The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people force, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by numerous awards and recognitions from customers for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability. Some of these include Superbrand and 'Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Award', one of 'India's Best Companies to Work For' by The Great Place to Work® Institute five times in a row, 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Education' - Global HR Excellence Awards 2011-2012, BSE Best CSR Practice Award and 22nd CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Fair Business Practices Award - 2010 in the category of Service Enterprises (Medium) to name a few.

Blue Dart accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).

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DHL Delivers to Chinese Football Fans with CSL Partnership

SINGAPORE, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DHL and the Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) jointly announced that DHL has become an official partner of CSL at a signing ceremony held yesterday in the capital. The world's leading express and logistics company and the nation's premiere football association agreed on a major sponsorship package which will run from 2014 through 2017. The sponsorship underscores DHL's long-term commitment to the China market, its support for the development of Chinese football, and its recognition of CSL as the top level of Chinese association football.

DHL becomes official partner of the Chinese Football Association Super League.
DHL becomes official partner of the Chinese Football Association Super League.

 

DHL Express CEO Mr. Ken Allen and Chinese Football Association Super League General Manager Liu Weidong exchange gifts  at the signing ceremony.
DHL Express CEO Mr. Ken Allen and Chinese Football Association Super League General Manager Liu Weidong exchange gifts at the signing ceremony.

 

The partnership will see DHL building on the excitement of football in China and engaging in new marketing activities to interact with Chinese customers and employees. As part of the agreement, DHL's branding will appear on the football pitches and in the stadiums where CSL matches take place.

At the signing ceremony, Mr. Ken Allen, CEO of DHL Express, commented on the significance of the partnership, "Globally, DHL has a long history of partnering some of the world's most prestigious events such as Formula 1™ and Rugby World Cup 2015, and the world's biggest football club Manchester United. This latest partnership celebrates the shared values we have with CSL and the sport of football, including speed, passion and teamwork -- the same ones we strive to deliver for our customers. We are confident that this will be a fruitful partnership where we can deliver the passion and excitement of Chinese football, and foster even stronger brand connections with our Chinese consumers."

Vice President of the Chinese Football Association Yu Hongchen commented, "We are pursuing the same brand spirit with DHL, which is speed, passion and teamwork. The partnership with a globally respected company like DHL will definitely help CSL to sustain its healthy growth momentum."

Mr. Jerry Hsu, CEO of DHL Express Asia Pacific, said: "Sports ignites passion. As the nation's premier league, the Chinese Football Association Super League has been steadily developing in recent years -- its viewership around the country has reached a record high. Thirty-four years ago, DHL was the first international express company to operate in China and we have grown in tandem with the country's remarkable development. This sponsorship marks our continued commitment to the market, our partners and customers we hope to delight each day with our service."

Chinese Football Association Super League is the most well-received and influential domestic athletic series. In recent years, CSL has attracted significant attention and support from both within and out of China. Partners of CSL benefit from advertising platforms which raise corporate awareness and expand brand influence. CSL is strengthening its partner strategy with the strong addition of DHL, leveraging the passion and support for football in China, and taking its game to the next level.

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AIRWAYS AVIATION to Launch New Pilot Training Foundation Program

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRWAYS AVIATION announces the launch of its bespoke Pilot Training Foundation program in the United Kingdom, Australia, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Montenegro, Jordan and Lebanon.

The new aviation theory classes will commence almost simultaneously in the various locations and provide students, interested in pursuing a career opportunity as a commercial pilot, a unique competitive edge and a critically important initial study pathway especially for those requiring extra help & support.

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Classes for aspiring commercial pilots will commence between September 1st and October 20th 2014. A tailored curriculum has been professionally designed and written to provide prospective students a soft introduction while simultaneously maintaining a robust and practical launch into commercial pilot training.  The Airways Aviation curriculum is based on both European (EASA) and Australian (CASA) requirements and subject matter incorporates substantive introductions to all of the key disciplines including Aviation English, Aerodynamics, Navigation, Meteorology, Human Performance, Flight Rules and Air Law, Aircraft general Knowledge and Operations, Performance and Planning

Importantly, the course material and ultimate practical training programs are designed with a strong emphasis on supporting the specialised Aviation English elements continually during the entire study program. Airways Aviation intends to provide as wide a range of prospective students as possible, both male & female from varying nationalities, an equal opportunity to enter the aviation industry as commercial pilots.

"Our education & training model is designed to open up the possibility of a career as a commercial pilot to as many prospective students as possible but with particular focus on those whom have a passion and interest but had previously believed it was somehow beyond their ability to become a pilot.  We have been able to design a program that simplifies and demystifies the pathway by breaking down the key theory concepts & principles and then delivering the course in a clear, concise and easily managed method,"  said Romy Hawatt - Airways Aviation Global CEO

Successful completion of the Foundation course will provide students a further opportunity to transition on to finalise their commercial theory and simultaneously undertake their practical Aeroplane and/or Helicopter flight training at one of the Airways Aviation bases in Australia, the United Kingdom or Montenegro.  Airways Aviation are also currently seeking further expansion into Germany, Holland and Jordan with more study & training destinations to come on stream in the not too distant future.

Over the next 20 years Boeing & Airbus project a demand in excess of 35,000 new passenger & freight aircraft with each of these requiring numerous flight crew and a multitude of other support resources. With the expansion and upgrading of airline fleets globally, Airways Aviation is tracking growth and closely monitoring the current and projected aviation industry needs as key indicators of future pilot demand.

"Airways Aviation is primarily an education & training group that operates at the highest international standards.  We will continue to work hard to maintain and increase our competitive advantage and global positioning whilst still being nimble and adaptable enough to be able to operate on a very localised basis from country to country. Our business model is unique and differentiates us in a number of ways from our competitors. This shows particularly with the way we are better able to accommodate our international students needs from recruitment through to pilot training & graduation. The Airways Aviation Group is tracking according to plan and we will continue to posture and train commercial pilots to the highest standards to help meet the accelerating demands of the aviation industry world-wide," added Romy Hawatt - Airways Aviation Global CEO.

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Data Cockpit Voice Recorder MH17 Downloaded

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 22 July 2014 at 22:00 in Kiev, Ukraine, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders  (the 'black boxes') from the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 were taken into custody by the...

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Dutch Safety Board Heads Investigation Into Crash MH17

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  - Investigation effort in full swing, black boxes currently being read out  The Dutch Safety Board took over formal responsibility for the air crash investigation from Ukraine yest...

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