Qantas launches Chongqing cargo service
Qantas Freight Enterprises’ first scheduled freighter service linking Australia to the Chinese electronics manufacturing hub of Chongqing.
April 25, 2012
Qantas Freight Enterprises’ first scheduled freighter service linking Australia to the Chinese electronics manufacturing hub of Chongqing and the US began on 20 April with the weekly service operating Sydney to Chongqing’s Jiangbai International Airport before continuing on to Chicago via Shanghai.
The launch is part of the Australian carrier’s push to expand its Asia footprint by leveraging Qantas Group’s existing assets, said Qantas Freight Enterprises executive manager Lisa Brock. “Qantas Freight Enterprises has the flexibility through its integrated network of Qantas, Jetstar, Jetstar Asia, and freighter services to respond to the needs of its customers and changing manufacturing trends in the region,” Brock said.
With the addition of Chongqing, Qantas Freight Enterprises is now marketing freight capacity to nine airports in mainland China, including Shanghai, Gulin, Haikou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shantou, Guangzhou and Beijing.