China Southern’s new Los Angeles freighter service
27 / 02 / 2015
CHINA SOUTHERN Airlines, the largest airline in the People’s Republic of China, has begun a B777 freighter service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Tianjin, China, writes Thelma Etim, deputy editor.
The 13-hour direct service is the only dedicated cargo route linking Tianjin and north America, says a company statement.
From 5 September, the Chinese carrier will also start operating a Los Angeles-Tianjin-Shanghai cargo service.
The new twice-weekly LAX-Tianjin-Guangzhou service departs at midnight, direct to Tianjin and continues onto Baiyun International Airport in Guangzhou before returning to Los Angeles.
China Southern offers 135 tonnes of cargo capacity from LAX to Tianjin per week. Some 200 tonnes of online sales generated freight is being moved from the USA to Tianjin each month and 85 per cent of online sales generated shipments are being moved through Los Angeles to Tianjin, it adds.
“With the addition of cargo services to Shanghai and belly cargo on our daily A380 commercial flights, commercial clients now have abundant options to move freight to each of these important business markets, as the two new routes will be connected with our domestic network through the carrier’s twin hubs in Guangzhou and Shanghai.”
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