Shanghai—Sept. 13, 2012—Air China Cargo has begun scheduled freighter flights into Schiphol Amsterdam Airport for the first time. The inaugural Air China Cargo scheduled flight arrived on September 12, following ad hoc charters in August.
The brand new B747-400 services are initially operating five times weekly from Shanghai, via Chengdu or Chonqing; flights return via Tianjin. The airline has slots for up to 10 flights per week from Amsterdam. Some of the new services into Schiphol replace flights to Frankfurt.
Air China Cargo will utilize Schiphol’s highly-developed scheduled road feeder network to over 100 destinations, enabling it to extend coverage to all major European markets.
With the arrival of Air China Cargo freighter services, Schiphol is the only European airport to serve all three major Chinese freighter operators. “Air China Cargo’s new service further strengthens Schiphol’s links with China; we now have six freighter operators serving China, and 112 flights per week to and from its top ten cargo airports,” said Enno Osinga, Schiphol Cargo’s Senior VP.