Shanghai based cargo carrier Yangtze River Express has launched new scheduled services to Munich using Boeing 747-400 freighters.
The first flight arrived on March 31 and services now operates five times per week. The aircraft arrive in Munich via Amsterdam on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from Brussels on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Return legs depart for China, landing first in Tianjin before continuing on to Shanghai. The opening of the new route was marked by a special ceremony at Munich Airport.
Handling services for Yangtze River Express at Munich Airport will be provided by the airport’s ground handling subsidiary AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH. In cooperation with its affiliated companies aerogate and Cargogate, AeroGround is the only single-source provider at Munich offering the full range of airside and landside handling services for passengers, aircraft and cargo.
AeroGround has signed a full handling agreement with Yangtze River Express to run until 2018, covering both cargo and aircraft handling at Munich Airport.
AeroGround has also announced the extension of its contract with long-standing customer Emirates Airlines through to 2019.