Throwback Thursday
A Jade Cargo 747 taking off (Photo: Kral Michal [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Grandstar Cargo and Jade Cargo International

When the Chinese manufactured goods market booming in the early 2000s, airlines and investors were looking for ways to get involved in the trade of Chinese exports and invested heavily in creating cargo carriers. Here are two cargo airlines that got there start, and ultimately saw their end, during this period of increased trade in China. Jade Cargo International was formed in 2004 with the goal being to fly between major Chinese markets and Europe. The carrier saw early investment…