Qantas starts cargo flights via Chongqing, New York, Chicago, Sydney
AUSTRALIA's Qantas Airways has inaugurated a new all-cargo service from Sydney to Chongqing, Shanghai-Pudong, Chicago, New York and back to Sydney.
This is Chongqing airport's first cargo service from Chongqing to US and Australia, its 14th scheduled international cargo service, according Xinhua.
The new service offers one flight per week on Saturday, using Boeing 747-400 freighter, arriving at Chongqing at 0015 hrs and leaving at 0220 hrs.
Launch of the service enables directing shipping of made-in-Chongqing laptops to the US and Australia. By the end of the year, Chongqing airport's international cargo throughput will top 100,000 tonnes.
Chongqing is operating 14 international cargo services to Luxembourg, Moscow, Amsterdam, Kolkata, Singapore, Frankfurt, New Delhi, Krasnoyarsk, Sydney, New York, Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are more than 30 cargo flight take-offs and landings at Chongqing airport.
In the future, a number carriers are still to launch cargo services at Chongqing, including Hong Kong Airlines' service via Hong Kong to south east Asia, Cargolux and Airbridge Cargo's services to Europe and Evergreen International Airlines' service to the US.
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