09 Jun 2021
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 June
Air China completes its newest base at Chengdu Tianfu airport
Air China, announced that it had completed building its base in soon-to-be-opened Chengdu Tianfu International Airport (TFU). The newest China’s international mega hub is expected to launch on the 30th June. The Air China’s new base includes an aircraft maintenance facility, air cargo hub, and aviation food production center. TFU airport plans to build a total of six runways and four terminals, with a capacity to serve approximately 90 million passengers each year. However, the first phase of the project to be put in operation will have three runways and two terminals. The airport is expected to serve 60 million passengers by 2025.
Air China extends its handling agreements with WFS in London Heathrow and Frankfurt
Air China has extended its cargo handling agreements with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) at London Heathrow and in Frankfurt. In the UK, the airline has renewed its cargo handling contract at Heathrow by a further three years, while, in Frankfurt, Air China has signed a 12-month extension.
Israel-China air cargo up 169% in 1st 5 months of 2021
The volume of air cargo between Israel and China in both directions rose by about 169% in the first five months of 2021 according to the Israel Airports Authority (IAA).
JD starts cargo flights between China and US
Chinese online marketplace JD.com has started flights between China and the US this week. Three flights a week will go between Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Los Angeles, operated by China Eastern Airlines.
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