AirBridge Cargo Airlines launched a three-times-weekly 747-400 freighter service between Amsterdam and Maastricht airports in the Netherlands and Zhengzhou, in north-central China.
Russia’s largest scheduled cargo airline will route the flights via the Russian airports of Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk.
AirBridge said it expects most of the 112 tons capacity of each flight from Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan province, will consist of high-tech products from the large technology plants in the region. The carrier, which operates 11 747 freighters, will use its pan-European trucking network to deliver shipments to Maastricht and Amsterdam.
“The Chinese provinces are on the business radar of many airlines given their enormous market size and growth potential and AirBridge Cargo is no exception,” said Tatyana Arslanova, the carrier’s executive vice president.
AirBridge, a subsidiary of the Volga-Dnepr group, already operates routes from Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai to Russia and Europe.
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