China Southern Cargo has started five flights a week with a B 747-400 from its Shanghai hub at Pudong International Airport to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport. The service, China Southern’s first dedicated Asian freight route, comes after reports of declining cargo volumes in the Asia-Pacific.
China Southern is banking on Osaka for growth. The press release said: “It is known that Sino-Japan has been always the golden route of the air cargo market. The trade volume is big and it builds a strong economic base and market demand.”