Yangtze River Express Launches Schiphol Services

Yangtze River Express now operates twice weekly from Shanghai to Schiphol


ShanghaiSept. 10, 2013Yangtze River Express is the latest freighter operator to introduce services to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The Chinese airline now operates twice weekly from Shanghai to Schiphol, using B747-400SF aircraft. The services replace twice-weekly flights from Shanghai to Luxembourg.

Founded in 2002, Yangtze River Express operates a fleet of 18 freighters on 200 scheduled services to 22 domestic and international destinations.

Schiphol is now served by 300 freighter flights per week operated by 25 full freighter carriers, connecting the airport to 134 cities in 70 countries.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Cargo at a glance:

  • Third largest cargo airport in Europe
  • 17th largest cargo airport in the world
  • Air cargo community employment of more than 26,000 people
  • 1,483,448 tons of cargo in 2012
  • 317 scheduled airline destinations in 90+ countries
  • 106 scheduled airlines
  • 25 scheduled freighter operators
  • Highest share of (non-integrator) main-deck capacity in Europe
  • 25 dedicated full freighter stands
  • Five main runways, ranging from 3,400 to 3,800 meters in length
  • Ability to handle multiple A380s and B747-8Fs
  • Eight cargo-handling companies
  • 400,000 square meters of cargo warehouses of which 60 percent have direct air side access
  • 11,000 square meters of new cargo buildings under construction with direct air side access
  • Airside access for logistic service providers
  • More than 150 logistic service providers situated at or in vicinity of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • More than 50 percent of all American and Asian European distribution centers located in the Netherlands
  • Airport-seaport synergies: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol close to Ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam
  • European road feeder and distribution network
  • Operation of more than 25 trucking companies at the airport
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