China Southern Airlines launched its third scheduled freighter service from Guangzhou to Europe.
The new service to Frankfurt operates three times a week using a Boeing 777-200F. Flights depart every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The Guangzhou-Frankfurt-Guangzhou service will provide 270 tonnes capacity per week. The import and export cargo between China and Germany is mostly high value-added cargo such as machinery and precision instruments.
Frankfurt is the most important origin and destination city in Germany for international cargo.
In 2009, China Southern’s Frankfurt Office was established when the airline launched its Shanghai-Frankfurt-Shanghai freighter service. With the cooperation of local trucking companies, cargo can be transported all over Europe.
China Southern will receive two more B777 freighters in the second half of 2013.