A new air cargo route between Changsha (capital of Hunan province) and Osaka in Japan was launched on 17 November using a Boeing 757 freighter operated by Chinese cargo carrier SF Airlines, according to Xinhua News.
The maiden flight carried mainly electronic components, clothing and lithium batteries. The service has a load capacity of 25 tonnes and is scheduled five times a week.
Yang Li, head of the logistics office of the Changsha municipal government, said this was the first time that lithium batteries have been transported from Hunan by an international cargo flight, indicating a positive sign for the development of Changsha’s international air cargo service.
The new air cargo route is expected to give further boost to the economic opening up of Changsha and promote manufacturing ties between China and Japan.
Changsha has established 10 international air cargo routes so far in 2020, according to Changsha Huanghua International Airport.