JD Logistics Airlines (formerly known as JD Airlines) has launched a self-owned all-cargo route on 22 November between Shenzhen in Guangdong province and Hangzhou in Zhejiang province in east China.
The first flight took off from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport to Hangzhou International Airport at 1:30AM local time on 2 November, and then flew back to Shenzhen and landed at 7:50AM.
JD Logistics Airlines will operate the route six times a week to mainly carry fresh produce, fashion and apparel products, medicine and medical products, and more categories which need timely delivery or are of high value.
Parent company JD Logistics said the new route will further improve air logistics efficiency in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta, and will strengthen next-day delivery capabilities.
The new service joins the previously launched all-cargo route between Nantong, Jiangsu province and Beijing to promote the highly efficient goods circulation among the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and the two deltas.
On 31 August, JD Logistics received the Operation Certification of Public Air Carriers of Large Aircraft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), marking the official commencement of the operation of JD Logistics Airlines. According to the company’s plan, it will first develop domestic air cargo around China’s major hubs to cover major cities nationwide and gradually develop in the international market.