The B747 Cargo Aircraft of Suparna Airlines, subsidiary of HNA Modern Logistics slowly came out on to the runway of Xi’an Xianyang International Airport – marking the official opening of Xi’an-Hahn cargo airline, as the second European cargo airline of Suparna Airlines after Xi’an-Amsterdam.
That cargo airline utilizes the B747 Cargo Aircraft, which is scheduled to run one flight per week, with major transportation of electronic and mechanical products. The first flight has achieved a departure volume of nearly 100 tons, achieving rapid delivery of cargo from Shanghai and Xi’an to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Meanwhile, the cargo in this flight has adopted the customs declaration model of customs clearance integration, which has greatly improved the time limit for cargo declaration and has provided convenience for customs clearance.
The opening of the airline will further expand the China-Europe cargo airline network, promote economic and trade cooperation and cargo exchanges between Xi’an and European countries, and help the Xi’an “China Memphis” construction.
About Suparna Airlines
Suparna Airlines is an airline based in the People’s Republic of China. It was formerly known as Yangtze River Express and Yangtze River Airlines after launching passenger services.
Established on 15 January 2003 as the second cargo airline in the country after China Cargo Airlines, Yangtze River Express was majority owned by the HNA Group (85%) with Hainan Airlines Co (5%) and Shanghai Airport Group (10%) holding the remaining shares. The airline took over the entire cargo operations of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang An Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, all members of the Hainan Air Group.
In 2006, it divested 49% of its shareholdings to a consortium of companies including China Airlines, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation, Wan Hai Lines and China Container Express Lines. China Airlines became the largest foreign shareholder with a 25% stake.
The airline rebranded as Suparna Airlines on 7 July 2017