Air China Cargo launches freight route to Chengdu

by Array

BEIJING: Air China now offers flights from Chengdu in China’s interior to Shanghai. Using Air China Cargo’s network, shipments from Europe can be transported to Chengdu, and goods from Chengdu can now travel through the Air China hub in Shanghai to the rest of the world.

To promote the development of Chengdu as an aviation hub, Air China Cargo said it has launched a Milan-Chengdu-Shanghai shipping route. The route is flown twice weekly using Boeing 747-400 cargo freighters. Chengdu will also dock 42 international cargo routes from Shanghai.

Air China Cargo said it has nine Boeing 747-400 aircraft in its fleet—the most of any airline operating in China’s civil aviation industry. The airline has opened cargo flights that depart from Shanghai to Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Vienna, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Taipei, Tokyo and Osaka. Air China Cargo has exclusive rights to use the cargo holds of 280 of Air China’s passenger aircrafts. Through Air China’s global network, Air China Cargo ships to 128 destinations in 29 countries using nearly 300 routes. Cargo space on passenger aircraft and freighters is served by 622 ground shipping routes to transport of goods around the world.