At 11:25 am on July 9, an all-cargo plane operated by Luxembourg’s Cargolux Airlines International took off from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport, Central China’s Henan province. On the plane was a batch of special cargo first transported to Zhengzhou by China Central Longhao Airlines from Hanoi and then to Chicago by Cargolux, marking a successful completion of Zhengzhou Airport’s first international air freight mission with D/O exchange.
A total of 1.37 tons of goods, mainly electronic books and tablet computers, were transported from Hanoi to Chicago via Zhengzhou by different airlines this time. According to the schedule, the follow-up goods will also be transported this way.
Southeast Asia’s manufacturing industry has developed rapidly in recent years with an increasing demand for air freight capacity but the construction of a sound air freight network is not enough. Zhengzhou Airport, an important international air freight hub in China, ranks 6th across the country in terms of air freight scale with 45 air freight destinations and more than 150 cargo flights per week, which has basically formed a network spanning three major economic zones (Europe, the United States and Asia) and covering the world’s major economies. Besides, it has also become an open gateway for the broad Central Plains of China to be integrated into the “Belt and Road” route. The successful completion of the Airport’s first international air freight mission with D/O exchange has not only furthered its transfer capacity, but also helped to promote the province’s dual-circulation development paradigm.