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Air China Cargo formalizes Frankfurt, Amsterdam routes

By Hpanchal on June 20, 2013

After three months of chartered flights, Air China Cargo formalized two of its airfreight routes: Shanghai-Chongqing-Frankfurt and Shanghai-Zhengzhou-Amsterdam.

To have these routes, Air China further consolidated its investments in its European airlines.

“The formal operation of Shanghai-Zhengzhou-Amsterdam and Shanghai-Chongqing-Frankfurt air routes further improves our freight airline network originating from Shanghai hub, optimizes the global layout of our air route network, and establishes a new fast passage for cargo transportation between China and Europe,” Titus Diu, COO of Air China Cargo, said. “The two routes both via Zhengzhou, Chongqing and Tianjin increase the airfreight capacity of Air China Cargo in the said cities and elevate the cargo transportation speed to adapt to and promote the industrial development of related regions.”

The weekly Shanghai-Chongqing-Frankfurt and the Shanghai-Zhengzhou-Amsterdam routes use a B747-400 freighter.

The formalization of these two flights increases Air China Cargo’s airfreight capacity on China-Europe air routes. Air China has also opened more than 300 ground truck routes connecting more than 130 European cities, centering on Frankfurt and Amsterdam.

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