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Encyclopedia > Singapore Airlines Cargo
Singapore Airlines Cargo
IATA
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ICAO
SQC
Callsign
SINGCARGO
Founded 2001
Hubs Singapore Changi Airport
Focus cities Sharjah International Airport Brussels Airport
Alliance WOW Alliance
Fleet size 14
Destinations 15
Parent company Singapore Airlines Limited
Headquarters Singapore
Key people Chew Choon Seng (CEO)
Website: http://www.siacargo.com/

Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo), the fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and incorporated in 1 July 2001, is the world's third biggest cargo airline in terms of international freight tonne kilometres (FTK). It has a network spanning 68 cities in 36 countries, with 8 billion tonne kilometre capacity and modern aircraft. IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Singapore Changi Airport (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Malay: ; Tamil: ), or simply Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) is a major aviation hub in Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asian region, and is the main stop-over point for the kangaroo route with over 3. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Sharjah International Airport (IATA: SHJ, ICAO: OMSJ) is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. ... Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called in Dutch: Luchthaven Zaventem or in French: Aéroport de Zaventem), also Zaventem Airport or Brussels (Zaventem) International Airport, was formerly known as Brussel Nationaal/Bruxelles-National (Brussels National). ... An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... WOW Cargo Alliance is an global cargo alliance between Lufthansa Cargo, SAS Cargo, SIA Cargo and JAL Cargo. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Malay: Syarikat Penerbangan Singapura, Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated 新航) SGX: S55 is the national airline of Singapore. ... Mr Chew Choon Seng is the CEO of Singapore Airlines. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Malay: Syarikat Penerbangan Singapura, Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated 新航) SGX: S55 is the national airline of Singapore. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 183 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FedEx DC-10 Cargo airlines (or airfreight carriers, and derivatives of these names) are airlines dedicated to the transport of cargo. ...

Contents

History

Singapore Airlines Cargo was formed in 2001 when the air freight operations of Singapore Airlines was hived off to a separate subsidiary. The airline leased the entire freighter fleet from SIA, as well as taking over management of the cargo holds in all of its passenger aircraft.


A round the world service was introduced in October 31, 2001, flying from Singapore to Hong Kong, Dallas, Chicago, Brussels, Sharjah, and back to Singapore on Wednesdays, and on the Singapore, Hong Kong, Dallas, Chicago, Brussels, Mumbai, Singapore route on Fridays. October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums[] Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989  - Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... The Emirate of Sharjah (Arabic: الشارقة) extends along approximately 16 kilometres of the United Arab Emiratess Persian Gulf coastline and for more than 80 kilometres into the interior. ... Dallas redirects here. ... Nickname: The Windy City, The Second City, Chi Town, City of the Big Shoulders, The 312, The City that Works Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums[] Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989  - Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... “Bombay” redirects here. ...


In March 2004, a weekly New York City-Brussels-Kuwait-Colombo-Singapore routing was introduced. Nickname: Big Apple, Gotham, NYC, City That Never Sleeps, The Concrete Jungle, The City So Nice They Named It Twice Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Brooklyn Manhattan Queens Staten Island Settled 1676 Government  - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area... Nickname: The Capital Of Europe, Comic City City of a 100 Museums[] Map showing the location of Brussels in Belgium Coordinates: Country Belgium Region Brussels-Capital Region Founded 979 Founded (Region) June 18, 1989  - Mayor (Municipality) Freddy Thielemans Area    - City 162 (Region) km²  (62. ... Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: District Colombo Division, Colombo District Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area    - City 37. ...


The airline is in the WOW Alliance, the other members of which are Lufthansa Cargo, SAS Cargo Group, and JAL Cargo. WOW Cargo Alliance is an global cargo alliance between Lufthansa Cargo, SAS Cargo, SIA Cargo and JAL Cargo. ... Lufthansa Cargo is a cargo airline founded on November 30, 1994 as an independent logistics company within the Lufthansa group. ... SAS Cargo Group Is SAS Scandinavian Airliness cargo carrier. ... JAL Boeing 747-400 in 1989-2002 colour scheme JAL Cargo Boeing 747-400 (JA402J) waiting for take-off A JAL Boeing 767 in NAIA. JAL Boeing 747-400 Japan Airlines Corporation ) (TYO: 9205 ), or JAL, is the largest airline operator in Asia. ...


SIA Cargo also owns a 25% stake in the new cargo airline, Great Wall Airlines, based in Shanghai. The new carrier has also leased 2 Boeing 747-412F from SIA Cargo to operate its first route from Shanghai's Pudong Airport to Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Great Wall Airlines Company Limited is a cargo airline based in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... Amsterdam Location Flag Country Netherlands Province North Holland Population 741,329 (1 August 2006) Agglomeration - 1. ... Schiphol (IATA: AMS, ICAO: EHAM) (municipality Haarlemmermeer) is the Netherlands main airport. ...


Destinations

This is a list of airports that Singapore Airlines Cargo flies to. ...

Fleet

[[Boeing_747-400_Singapore_Airlines_LHR.jpg|thumb|Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747 on approach to London Heathrow Airport.]] The Boeing 747, commonly called a Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ... London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR, ICAO: EGLL), often referred to as Heathrow, is one of the busiest airports in the world. ...

Loading a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747 from the front at Copenhagen Airport.
Loading a Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747 from the front at Copenhagen Airport.

When incorporated in 2001, nine of Singapore Airlines' Boeing 747 MegaArk freighters were transferred to the new cargo startup at market value, and henceforth, all new freighter purchases were to be made from the new company's books. All cargo hold spaces in the passenger planes are to be managed by the new company as well, following an agreement with the parent company. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (3264 × 2448 pixel, file size: 2. ... The Boeing 747, commonly called a Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ... Copenhagen airport map Copenhagen Airport (IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) (Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup in Danish) is the major airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden, located 8 km south of Copenhagen city center on the island Amager. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (Abbreviation: SIA; Malay: Syarikat Penerbangan Singapura, Chinese: ; pinyin: ; abbreviated 新航) SGX: S55 is the national airline of Singapore. ... The Boeing 747, commonly called a Jumbo Jet, is among the most recognizable jet airliners, and is among the largest passenger airliners. ...


SIA Cargo operates 14 Boeing 747-400 MegaArk freighters, with a further aircraft on order (at March 2005). The Boeing 747-400 MegaArk freighter, with a 110 tonne payload and 8,245 km range can carry more payloads further than any other commercial cargo aircraft. The average age of the fleet was 5 years 8 months as at 31 March 2006 (source: SIA Annual Report 2005/6). Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Features of the Mega Ark

  • Front loading capacity - Cargo can be loaded from the nose, which means the ability to accept big, odd-sized items. MegaArk can carry 20 or 40 foot intermodal containers; and with the large nose door, sea-air transfers can be handled with ease and maximum efficiency.
  • Additional air conditioning equipment - The equipment can regulate the temperature in the main deck compartment to between 4 and 28 degree Celsius
  • Special cabin pressure system that can maintain conditions at 8,000 feet altitude.

External links

  • Singapore Airlines Cargo
  • Singapore Airlines Cargo Fleet Detail
  • Article about the airline's formation
  • Singapore Airlines


  Members of the WOW Cargo Alliance
JAL Cargo • Lufthansa Cargo • SAS Cargo Group • SIA Cargo

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