Transaero Airlines has launched cargo services between Russia and China. Transaero, being the designated scheduled carrier on the Beijing-Novosibirsk route, delivered 22.4 tonnes of mail while performing the first flight on this route using Tu-204C aircraft. The airline will serve this route on a regular basis.
Olga Pleshakova, CEO of Transaero Airlines, said: “Transaero assigns a high priority to developing relations with the People’s Republic of China. Our airline operates scheduled passenger flights to Beijing and Sanya. We recently signed a Partnership Agreement with China’s largest bank ICBC to attract funding for the airline. We are also partnering with ICBC Leasing on the delivery of the A321 aircraft. We regard the launch of scheduled cargo flights to China as another step in facilitating the development of business links between the two countries.”