China Southern opens Frankfurt freighter route

CHINA Southern Airlines began scheduled freighter services between Shanghai and Frankfurt Airport on 4 December, 2009. The service is currently operated with a Boeing 747-400F but will be replaced by a lower emission and more fuel-efficient Boeing 777ER next year.“Fraport AG is proud to welcome China Southern Airlines as a new customer at Frankfurt Airport. Particularly during the global economic crisis, this underscores the strength and attractiveness of Frankfurt Airport,” said Fraport AG’s chief operating officer Peter Schmitz. “With this new carrier, we are strengthening Frankfurt Airport’s leading position as the European gateway to China.”With China Southern, all major carriers from the Chinese market are now represented at Frankfurt with all-cargo services.

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