SF Airlines expands to Papua New Guinea

SF Airlines is continuing to expand with the launch of a new route between Shenzhen in China and Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

The first flight on the route took place on August 20 using a B747-400 freighter, carrying electrical equipment, said SF Airlines in a press release.

This is the first cargo route encompassing Oceania, said the Chinese freighter airline, which already operates in Asia, Europe and the US.

SF Airlines also recently launched a new air cargo route between China’s first cargo airport Ezhou Huahu and Abu Dhabi International, using a Boeing 747-400 freighter.

And following Abu-Dhabi-based Etihad Cargo’s expansion of its reciprocal block space agreement with SF Airlines, the airline has recently operated its first flight to Ezhou Huahu Airport.

Ezhou Huahu Airport officially opened in July last year and is promoted as China’s first “professional cargo hub airport”.

The first international flight from the airport took place in April.

Last month, SF Airlines launched a twice-weekly service from Ezhou Huahu to Frankfurt using a 747-400 freighter, to join its first European service from the cargo airport, which calls at Liege.

Headquartered in Shenzhen, SF Airlines is the aviation branch of SF Express. The airline said it currently has 84 freighters.

The SF Airlines fleet includes 747-400ERFs, 767-300BCFs, 757-200Fs, and 737-300/400Fs.

The airline has added an average of six freighters to its fleet each year since its launch in 2009.

Etihad Cargo adds Ezhou Huahu Airport to its network

SF Airlines expands European cargo operations with Germany flight

China’s first professional cargo hub airport begins operations


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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]