Air China Cargo Resmi Luncurkan Rute Pengangkutan Pertama dari Dalian ke Eropa

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BEIJING, 20 April 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Amerika, Jepang dan Asia Pasifik Dapat Diakses Melalui Pusat Transit Shanghai

Pada pukul 10.20 tanggal 15 April, pesawat barang Air China Cargo B747-400
lepas landas dari Bandara Internasional Dalian Zhoushuizi menuju Frankfurt,
Jerman, melalui Bandara Internasional Pudong Shanghai. Penerbangan ini menandai
peresmian penerbangan pesawat barang Air China Cargo dari Dalian ke Frankfurt.
Air China Cargo adalah maskapai pertama di Dalian yang menawarkan penerbangan
muatan ke Eropa. Dengan jaringan Air China Cargo, muatan di Dalian juga dapat
diangkut secara efektif ke Amerika Utara, Jepang, Asia Pasifik dan lokasi
lainnya. Sebelum pesawat lepas landas, perwakilan dari Air China dan pemerintah
Dalian mengadakan upacara singkat untuk memperingati penerbangan pertama rute
tersebut.

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Melalui komunikasi positif dan kemitraan erat antara Air China Cargo dan
pemerintah kota Dalian, serta dukungan kuat dari Bandara Dalian, Bea Cukai, dan
Inspeksi Komoditi, masalah kekurangan kapasitas angkut antara Dalian dan Eropa
dapat diselesaikan melalui pembukaan rute pesawat angkut
Dalian-Shanghai-Frankfurt Air China Cargo. Rute ini akan dilayani tiga kali
seminggu oleh pesawat barang B747-400 yang terbang setiap hari Kamis, Jumat dan
Sabtu. Pembukaan rute Dalian-Frankfurt ini akan mengkonsolidasikan lebih lanjut
status Air China Cargo sebagai pengangkut barang terbesar antara China dan
Eropa, serta mengoptimalkan jaringan maskapai tersebut di Asia timur laut dan
meningkatkan daya saing pasarnya.

Dalian, yang terletak di persimpangan Lingkar Ekonomi Asia Timur Laut dan
Lingkar Ekonomi Bohai, adalah basis industri yang penting di Cina utara, dan
juga merupakan pelabuhan dagang asing penting sekaligus pusat transportasi
pengiriman terbesar di wilayah timur laut. Eropa dan Jepang mencakup sebagian
besar pasar muatan udara Dalian. Namun, karena kurangnya kapasitas pesawat
angkut berbadan lebar lokal, banyak muatan yang dikirim ke Amerika dan Eropa
harus diangkut terlebih dahulu dengan truk ke Beijing atau Tianjin, atau
dikirim ke Korea Selatan sebelum dimuat ke pesawat. Metode pengangkutan barang
itu tidak hanya membuang-buang waktu tetapi juga sangat berisiko dan mengurangi
efisiensi pengiriman barang lokal.

SUMBER: Air China

Air China Cargo Officially Launches First Freight Route from Dalian to Europe

BEIJING, Apr. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Americas, Japan and Asia Pacific Accessible Through Shanghai Transit Hub

     At 10:20 am on April 15, an Air China Cargo B747-400 freighter aircraft took off from Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport heading to Frankfurt, Germany, via Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport. The flight marked the official opening of Air China Cargo’s freighter flights from Dalian to Frankfurt. Air China Cargo is the first airline in Dalian to offer cargo flights to Europe. With Air China Cargo’s network, cargo in Dalian can also be effectively transported to North America, Japan, the Asia Pacific and other locations. Prior to the plane taking off, representatives from Air China and the Dalian government held a brief ceremony to commemorate the route’s first flight.

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     Through positive communication and close partnership between Air China Cargo and the Dalian municipal government, as well as strong support from Dalian Airport, Customs, and Commodity Inspections, the freight capacity shortage problem between Dalian and Europe was able to be resolved through the opening of Air China Cargo’s Dalian-Shanghai-Frankfurt freighter route. The route is to be flown three times a week by B747-400 cargo planes that fly out every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The successful opening of the Dalian-Frankfurt route will further consolidate Air China Cargo’s status as the largest cargo carrier between China and Europe, as well as optimize the carrier’s network in northeast Asia and enhance its market competitiveness.

     Located at the intersection of the Northeast Asian Economic Circle and Bohai Economic Circle, Dalian is an important industrial base in northern China, and is also an important foreign trade port and the northeast region’s largest shipment transportation hub. Europe and Japan account for a large proportion of Dalian’s air cargo market. However, due to the lack of local wide-body freighter capacity, much of the cargo bound for the Americas and Europe have to first be transported by truck to Beijing or Tianjin; or be shipped to South Korea before being loaded onto planes. That method of cargo transportation not only wastes time but is also very risky and decreases the shipping efficiency of local goods.

     SOURCE: Air China