Munich now served by Yangtze River Express

With the launch of a new service on 31 March 2015 by the Chinese cargo airline Yangtze River Express, Munich Airport now offers five weekly cargo flights to China.


Munich now served by Yangtze River Express


With the launch of a new service on 31 March 2015 by the Chinese cargo airline Yangtze River Express, Munich Airport now offers five weekly cargo flights to China. The B747-400 freighter will arrive in MUC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Amsterdam and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Brussels before departing for China, landing first in Tianjin and then continuing to Shanghai.

The opening of the new route was marked by a special ceremony at Munich Airport on Tuesday evening. The commitment of Yangtze River Express to the Bavarian hub will give an added push to the airport’s cargo segment, which in 2013 set a new all-time freight turnover record of 290,000 tonnes – a significant eight per cent gain over the previous year’s total.

AeroGround has signed a full handling agreement with Yangtze River Express to run until 2018, covering both cargo and aircraft handling at Munich Airport. It has also announced the extension of its contract with long-standing customer Emirates Airlines through to 2019.

Emirates operates two weekly services connecting Munich with the desert metropolis of Dubai with a double-deck A380.