Air cargo charters replace halted truck deliveries in Hong Kong

TO COMBAT local cross-border bottlenecks, Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport and Chinese carrier SF Express Airlines have launched their first joint air cargo charter service to neighboring Hong Kong, writes Thelma Etim.

A new six-week flight schedule, which started on March 19, delivers supplies to the island city in place of surface movements between the airport and Hong Kong, the Shenzhen Media Group news platform reports on its account. Official Twitter.

“Additionally, many goods are now being transshipped beyond Europe and the United States and other places – via Hong Kong,” the outlet reveals.

“The flights are mainly responsible for transporting some high-value goods and anti-epidemic aid, to reduce the risk of secondary transmission caused by cross-border cargo vehicles in Shenzhen,” he said.

Founded in 2009, SF Express currently operates the largest freighter fleet in China and was the first air express delivery company in the People’s Republic to own B747 freighters. It also operates B767F, B757F and B737F. By July 2020, the size of its freighter fleet had increased to 60 units.

In addition to its Shenzhen airport hub, the Chinese all-cargo airline also has bases in Hangzhou and Beijing.

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