A new air cargo route linking Wuhan in central China’s Hubei Province and Dallas and Los Angeles in the United States was launched on Sunday.
An all-cargo flight carrying 110 tonnes of exported auto parts and electronic products took off from Wuhan Tianhe International Airport at noon on Sunday for Dallas. It was the third regular, intercontinental air cargo route opened by the airport, and the only all-cargo flight to Dallas in China.
After arriving in Dallas, the aircraft continued on to Los Angeles.
Using a Boeing 747 freighter, three flights are scheduled to operate every week. The exported cargos, mainly consisting of electronic products, mechanical components and cross-border e-commerce commodities, are expected to be transported to major US cities.
The opening of the route will further enhance the airport’s port functions, support Wuhan in building an air logistics hub as well as attract the global electronics industry to the city, according to the Hubei Airports Group.
By the end of July, Wuhan Tianhe International Airport operated international air freight lines linking 30 destinations overseas, including Liege, Chicago, Manila and Singapore.