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Air cargo services launched between China's Wuhan, Chicago

Source: Xinhua 12/11/2017 05:12:29

Air cargo services have been launched between Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province, and Chicago.

A B747-F aircraft carrying 105 tonnes of Chilean cherries and salmon landed at 4:35 p.m. at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport, marking start of the first intercontinental air cargo route in Wuhan.

The route is operated by Apex Logistics, a logistic company based in Shanghai.

The flight is scheduled three times per week.

According to Wuhan airport, cargo services between the city and Luxembourg will also be launched on Dec. 20.

With the two intercontinental airlines, the airport is expected to quadruple its annual international cargo handling capacity.