Air China Cargo opens freight route to Chengdu
In an effort to increase freight traffic to Chengdu, China, the Asian carrier has launched a Milan-Chengdu-Shanghai cargo route. Air China Cargo will operate the route semiweekly utilizing Boeing 747-400 freighters.
“Chengdu will also dock 42 international cargo routes from Shanghai, making Chengdu accessible to the world and making the world accessible to Chengdu,” Air China Cargo said in a statement. The carrier is confident that this accessibility will make the capital of the Sichuan province a global hotspot for airfreight.
Air China Cargo’s maiden voyage from Chengdu to Shanghai was flown on April 21. With the addition of Chengdu to its shipping route, the carrier can quickly transport cargo from Europe to Southwest China, and Air China Cargo can also move airfreight from Chengdu to its hub in Shanghai, enabling it to reach international markets.
Operating nearly 300 routes, Air China Cargo currently serves 29 nations and 128 international destinations.