Cargo carrier SF Airlines flies to Europe for the first time

Fast-expanding Chinese carrier SF Airlines has completed its first intercontinental flight, from Wuxi via Chongqing to Frankfurt–Hahn Airport, landing in Germany on September 15.

The route, operated by one of SF’s B747-400ERF freighter aircraft, is also the airline’s longest.

The aircraft offers a maximum payload of 110 tonnes.

A product of the Chinese government’s Belt and Road initiative, the service benefited from a simplified flight approval and customs procedures.

The service is eventually expected to move more than 600 tonnes a week from China to Europe.

SF Airlines now operates two B747-400ERF aircraft, part of a 57-strong freighter fleet that is the largest in China, it says.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest airlines news

SAS appoints new EVP and CIO

By Rachelle Harry

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has appointed Charlotte Svensson as executive vice president and chief information officer, effective from February 1. Svensson,…

Read More

Share this story

ATC Aviation wins Alitalia contract in Germany

By Rachelle Harry

GSSA ATC Aviation is set to represent Alitalia in Germany. ATC Aviation already represents Alitalia in Canada, Chile, Columbia, Peru and…

Read More

Share this story

LATAM opens perishables hub in Sao Paulo

LATAM Cargo Group has opened a new $3.5m perishables hub in Guarulhos Airport, Sao Paulo, Brazil, increasing its perishable storage…

Read More

Share this story