Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines Cargo will operate freighter flights at Brussels Airport from the end of April – strengthening the Belgian airport’s cargo network.
SThe Chinese airline is based at Chengdu Airport, and has chosen Brussels Airport as its first full-cargo destination in Europe. It will be the airport’s first direct freighter service from China.
Sichuan Airlines Cargo has recently expanded its fleet with several Airbus A330F aircraft. Sichuan Airlines Cargo intends to begin its operations by the end of April with three flights a week, to be gradually increased to six by 2020.
Brussels Airport chief executive officer, Arnaud Feist said: “In addition to being our first Chinese full freighter airline, it will provide us with a direct link to Chengdu Airport, which has been chosen as the new hub for SF Express, one of the main e-commerce operators in China.
“Sichuan Airlines strengthens our network in the centre of China, and also supports our medium to long term e-commerce strategy.”
Brussels Airport has become one of the major hubs and in 2018. 732,000 tonnes of freight were processed at the gateway.