China Southern adds Vienna, ups Frankfurt freq

Guangzhou-based, China Southern Airlines, has begun operating a Guangzhou- Vienna-Frankfurt-Guangzhou B777-200F freighter service from 31 March and in so doing, boosted the existing Guangzhou- Frankfurt freighter service to five per week. China Southern Cargo launched the Guangzhou-Frankfurt-Guangzhou direct flight in July 2013 and with the added stopover at Vienna, China Southern Cargo will provide 450 tonnes of weekly freighter capacity between Guangzhou, Vienna and Frankfort.


China Southern adds Vienna ups Frankfurt freq


Guangzhou-based, China Southern Airlines, has begun operating a Guangzhou- Vienna-Frankfurt-Guangzhou B777-200F freighter service from 31 March and in so doing, boosted the existing Guangzhou- Frankfurt freighter service to five per week. China Southern Cargo launched the Guangzhou-Frankfurt-Guangzhou direct flight in July 2013 and with the added stopover at Vienna, China Southern Cargo will provide 450 tonnes of weekly freighter capacity between Guangzhou, Vienna and Frankfort.

Exports to Austria include costumes, household decorations and electronics coming from Pearl River Delta, Xiamen and Southeast Asia. china Southern described the route between China and Germany as a “golden route for the Sino- European air freight market”. The majority of import and export cargo between China and Germany is machinery, electrical appliance and precision instruments, which the carrier noted is high yield and suitable for air transportation.

In 2009, China Southern’s Shanghai- Frankfurt-Shanghai service made its debut. Since then, China Southern has gained experience of freighter operation and ground handling in Frankfort, it said adding, “through a well-developed trucking network, cargo can be transferred from Frankfurt to 96 cities in 25 European countries such as Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, and the UK.

Earlier China Southern announced that, from June this year, it will start a three times weekly Guangzhou-Changsha- Frankfort passenger flight operated by A330-200 which it said will “enrich the exporting and importing channel for cargo between southern China and Frankfort”.