At 6:59 on July 11, an Airbus A340-600 operated by Shenzhen Sifang Express Co., Ltd. carried 55.899 tons of cross-border e-commerce bags and took off from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport To Madrid, the capital of Spain, marking the smooth implementation of the first flight of Chengdu Madrid cargo charter plane. This is the fourth all cargo aircraft route opened in Chengdu this year since the Chengdu London route was opened on March 15.
Chengdu Madrid cargo charter flights are scheduled to operate three times every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It is reported that the monthly peak freight volume of the route reaches more than 700 tons, all of which are shipped by charter flights without transfer. Li Lin, vice president of Sifang express, who carries this route, told reporters that the newly opened first direct freight route from Chengdu to Madrid not only helps to alleviate the thorny problems of shortage of international freight routes and difficult cross-border transportation of goods, but also strengthens the guarantee for the smooth promotion of foreign trade business in Chengdu and even southwest China.
"We plan to basically build a pan European and Pan Asian air cargo hub by 2025 and promote the air cargo throughput of Chengdu to exceed 1 million tons." The relevant person in charge of Shuangliu District of Chengdu said that Shuangliu district is currently making up for the short board of freight transportation to achieve this goal“ This time, Sifang express opened the freight route from Chengdu to Madrid and settled the first-class port in Chengdu, which will further help Shuangliu integrate into the new pattern of "two fields in one"
Source: Sichuan Daily