AirBridgeCargo flies Hanover-Beijing
The Russian carrier commenced weekly line-haul services between Hanover in Northern Germany and the Chinese capital with stopovers in Moscow Sheremetyevo airport.
April 1, 2012
By Donald Urquhart
The Russian carrier commenced weekly line-haul services between Hanover in Northern Germany and the Chinese capital with stopovers in Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Deployed weekly, the inaugural flight on 10 March saw the freighter was filled with automotive parts stemming from various producers in and around Hanover.
The flights are conducted on behalf of logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel that purchased the entire capacity of the aircraft. “Our market studies proved that there is enough demand for these transports by local and regional producers so in accord with AirBridgeCargo we gave them a go,” stated Thomas Eschrich, K+N’s head of air freight Northern Germany. He emphasised
that Hanover, in contrast to Frankfurt where night flights are entirely banned since Fall 2011 is offering 24/7 ops, an accessibility that is of utmost importance especially for the air cargo industry.
“It is also the only airport in North Germany, with a catchment area stretching from the Baltic Sea to France and Poland on account of its excellent infrastructure links, especially the Autobahn system” lauded State Economics Secretary Oliver Liersch of Lower Saxony State.
By flying the shipments directly out of Hanover airport “we don’t have to truck them to Rhein-Main which saves time, money, greenhouse gas emissions and enhances our product quality because we skip one major interface,” Eschrich pointed