CMA CGM Air Cargo launches new Paris-Guangzhou air cargo route

Source: CMA CGM

CMA CGM Air Cargo has carried out the maiden flight for a new air cargo route between Paris, France and Guangzhou, China.

On Tuesday April 11, a CMA CGM Air Cargo freighter flew from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, according to Guangdong Airport Authority’s logistics company, said China’s state press agency Xinhua.

The maiden flight took off from Paris at 10pm on Tuesday local time and landed at Baiyun Airport at 2am on Thursday Beijing time. It left the airport at 5am on the same day, fully loaded with 58 tonnes of cargo bound for Paris.

The cargo transported through the route will mainly include e-commerce goods, electronics and fresh cold-chain goods.

The route is scheduled to operate three flights per week and is expected to bring more than 20,000 tonnes of international cargo throughput growth to Baiyun Airport annually.

The aircraft used has not been specified. CMA CGM Air Cargo owns a fleet of six freighters – two Boeing B777Fs and four A330-200s. However, correct as of December, four of its aircraft fly for other carriers.

CMA CGM Air Cargo, owned by shipping giant CMA CGM, began flying an Airbus A330-200 freighter four times a week from its Paris hub to Shanghai Pudong International Airport on February 17.

Currently, Baiyun airport is undergoing expansion, which is estimated to increase its total cargo terminal area to more than 1m sq m, with a terminal cargo handling capacity of 6m tonnes in 2025. 

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