Frankfurt Airport has welcomed China Cargo Airlines to Germany’s largest aviation hub strengthening its freight activities and capacity to China.
The airline, a subsidiary of China Eastern, is the latest cargo airline to start operations at the airport, where it will now be linking Shanghai Pudong International Airport and Frankfurt twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays.
China Cargo Airlines expects to increase the frequency of its flights to Frankfurt after obtaining additional traffic rights.
Fraport executive director operations, Anke Giesen said: “We’re pleased to be able to welcome China Cargo Airlines here in Frankfurt. This not only strengthens FRA as a cargo hub, but also further improves our position in the Chinese market.”
China Cargo Airlines, China’s first airline devoted solely to cargo, was established in 1998 as a joint venture between China Eastern Airlines and China Ocean Shipping and currently serves 19 destinations in 13 countries with a fleet of three Boeing 747-400-F and six Boeing 777-F aircraft.