JD Logistics adds air cargo route from Shenzhen to Beijing

The all-cargo service, which started on 8 June, will use a B737 freighter operated by China Central Airlines to fly between the two cities six times a week.


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JD Logistics has added a new air cargo route from Shenzhen to Beijing. The service, which started on 8 June, will use a B737 freighter to help shorten the fulfillment time in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Area, and the Great Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.

The new route is operated by China Central Airlines and will fly between the two cities six times a week. The move follows a recently launched China to US service connecting Nanjing Lukou International Airport (NKG) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) operated three times a week by China Eastern Airlines.

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JD Logistics said it has been deepening its all-cargo partnerships since last year with local Chinese airlines, including Zhejiang Loong Airlines and Zhongyuan Longhao Airlines. The company also continues to leverage freight resources from China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Hainan Airlines.

The JD.com logistics unit now has over 100,000 air routes, providing air delivery services to 300 cities as of June. The company earlier launched a

The route between Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport will be operated three times a week by China Eastern Airlines. By launching front warehouses in Shanghai and Shenzhen, the freight route will be able to deliver products from China’s two major manufacturing regions in eastern and southern China. Currently goods mainly include cross-border e-commerce products such as apparel and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).

With JD’s U.S. warehouses in California and New Jersey, the flight will be able enable transportation from China to clients in the U.S. as fast as 48 hours, greatly reducing the fulfillment time and further stimulating goods transport between the two countries.

A representative from JD Express, its express delivery business, said that the newly launched route is expected to meet increased seasonal demand during its 618 Grand Promotion.



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