JD Logistics Airlines announced that it has launched two new all-cargo routes. The first route will be from Beijing to Wuhu in China’s Anhui province then Nantong in Jiangsu province, and the other will fly between Shenzhen and Wuxi in the eastern province of Jiangsu.
The first Beijing-Wuhu-Nantong flight was operated with a 737-800 all-cargo aircraft, which landed in Wuhu Xuanzhou Airport at 730 local time on December 28. The route is expected to improve the logistics transportation efficiency in east and north China, complementing JD’s logistics parks in Hefei and Wuhu, as well as satellite warehouses in their neighboring areas.
The inaugural flight of the Shenzhen-Wuxi route , meanwhile, took off from Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport at 215 local time on December 30. JD will operate the route six times a week with daily transportation capacity of up to 15 tonnes.
The new routes follow the recently added service between Shenzhen and Hangzhou launched in November.
JD Logistics has been developing its air cargo business with airline companies since 2017 and now has access to over 1,000 air transportation routes covering more than 100 airports. The company said it has achieved a coverage rate of more than 95 percent for its air express delivery service across multiple cities in China.