Sunan Shuofang Airport to open direct cargo route to US
2018-10-12 16:30:00

DHL Global Forwarding promoted its new international airline in Wuxi City on October 9, which will link the Sunan Shuofang International Airport with the United States and South Korea and is expected to open by the end of the month.

DHL Global Forwarding will operate four flights a week among Wuxi, Cincinnati and Chicago, with up to 100 tons of capacity per flight on offer.

The flights on the European route will also be increased from two per week to three. In addition to Germany's Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, Brussels and Oslo will also be directly linked with Wuxi.

Sunan Shuofang International Airport handled 3,722 tons of international cargo and airmail in the first half of this year. The Wuxi-Hahn cargo route shipped 1,693 tons of cargo and airmail, with a value of $237 million. The airport’s inbound and outbound cargo throughput in January-September increased by 278 percent compared with the same period last year.

The airport plans to open the Oceanian route and add more passenger and cargo routes to Southeast Asia, Japan and South Korea next year.

The airport is now trying to acquire the certificates to engage in import of frozen and fresh seafood products and fresh fruits.

In the future, the airport’s function as a port will further be improved as it opens more direct routes to cities around the world and diversify the import and export goods, thus contributing to Wuxi’s growing role as a regional logistics hub. Editor:Dylan