China Southern Airlines launched a new freighter route from Hangzhou, China, to Los Angeles.
The new route is operated by a B777-200 freighter, providing 90 tonnes of capacity weekly. The flight goes from Guangzhou, China, to Hangzhou and finally to Los Angeles. The total transportation time from Hangzhou to Los Angeles is about 12 hours.
Garments, fabrics, mechanical parts, chemicals and pharmaceuticals are exported to the U.S. from Hangzhou and its neighboring cities of Xiaoshan, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Jiaxing, Huzhou and Taizhou.
The launch of China Southern’s new freighter service will provide a direct channel for high-end shipments to destinations in the U.S. West Coast.