EUROPE: Cargo flights commence at Parchim

German airport Parchim announced the start of scheduled cargo services with the landing of a B747-200F of Russian Tesis Airlines and a similar freighter by British MK Airlines last month. Both aircraft carried China made medical goods and consumer items to Parchim for distribution throughout Germanyand to the European markets. According to chairman Jonathan Pang […]


German airport Parchim announced the start of scheduled cargo services with the landing of a B747-200F of Russian Tesis Airlines and a similar freighter by British MK Airlines last month. Both aircraft carried China made medical goods and consumer items to Parchim for distribution throughout Germanyand to the European markets.

According to chairman Jonathan Pang of Beijing-based agent LinkGlobal, who recently inked a deal to purchase Parchim Airport for 30 million euros, more regular traffic will followin the next few weeks.

Commencing in early August, China Southern Airlines will operate a B747- 400F on a new round trip Pudong – Amsterdam – Parchim – Pudong.“We’ve booked as much as three fl ightsper week with China Southern,” Pangstated. More spectacular however, isLinkGlobal’s project to launch a trainplaneconnection in an effort to bringgoods from the western parts of Chinato central Europe and even beyond toplaces in Africa, especially Nigeria.

The idea is based on the well established sea-air traffi c model, with Asian products being shipped as ocean freight to Dubai or Sharjah, where they are loaded on a freighter aircraft to continue their journey from the Emiratesto Europe.

In LinkGlobal’s case, however, its not vessels but trains that bring the consolidated shipments from the forwarder’s stronghold Zhengzhou inHenan province to Urumqi in the re-mote northwestern parts of China.