Yangtze River Express quits Hahn for Munich

Chinese cargo airline Yangtze River Express (YRE) is leaving Frankfurt-Hahn airport and transferring its German operations to Munich.


Yangtze River Express quits Hahn for Munich


Chinese cargo airline Yangtze River Express (YRE) is leaving Frankfurt-Hahn airport and transferring its German operations to Munich. The loss of YRE’s seven B747-400F flights a week is a major blow for Hahn and a significant gain for its rival to the south. Last year, Yangtze shipped 50,000 tonnes of cargo through Hahn.

The Hahn airport authority said Yangtze’s decision was down to “a relocation of the company’s business processes”, with a large part of the freight it loads coming from southern Germany and northern Italy.

Yangtze’s general manager for sales and marketing, Sun Haidong, commented: “The change in global demand, customer specific requirements, and the intent to widen market penetration made a network restructuring for YZR inevitable to serve the market in the best possible way. The decision does not reflect the excellent business relation enjoyed with Hahn as well as the full satisfaction with the services provided.”