China Southern kicks off new US, Euro services
China Southern has kicked off two new twice weekly freighter routes serving the US and Europe.
April 1, 2012
By Donald Urquhart
China Southern has kicked off two new twice weekly freighter routes serving the US and Europe. On 1 March the carrier began B777 freighter service, routing Guangzhou-Qingdao-Los Angeles, followed one day later by the European service routing Guangzhou-
China Southern said the Guangzhou- Los Angeles service is the first freighter service beginning from Guangzhou destined for the US. The 16 hour, 50 minute flight time offers a nearly 15 hour shorter service than if the cargo is transhipped via Seoul or Taipei. The cargo capacity from Guangzhou to the US is over 1,000 tonnes, a 170 per cent improvement on the previous figure.
“Through this new service, China Southern Cargo is able to connect cargo network on Australia and Southeast Asia, transferring international goods to Los Angeles via Guangzhou transfer station, afterwards to Latin America and other cities in the United States via SPA and truck service,” the carrier said.
Currently China Southern has an SPA with American Airlines, Aero Mexico, Lan Cargo and Mas Air, among others, to broaden its cargo network in Latin America. The carrier added that is has the ability to ship goods to almost 80 cities in the US with the help of truck service network.