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Changsha opens cargo flights to South Asia

(chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2018-09-13

Changsha opens cargo flights to South Asia

The first cargo flight between Changsha and Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, lands at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport on July 21. [Photo/yto.net.cn]

The first regular cargo flight between Changsha and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, was launched at Changsha Huanghua International Airport on Sept 5.

The new air route, operated by Shanghai YTO Express (Logistics) Co, is Huanghua Airport's first all-cargo flight. It will fly to Dhaka four times a week, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Most of the cargo consists of hand-made auxiliary materials for export to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is now China's third largest trading partner in South Asia. As Bangladesh's capital and largest city, Dhaka is not only rich in natural resources, but is also the largest industrial center in the country. There is a strong demand for bilateral imports and exports.

The new air route's exports are related to rapidly developing cross-border e-commerce, while imports consist mainly of seafood products from Bangladesh. Su Xiufeng, chairman of YTO Express, said that the opening of the Changsha-Dhaka cargo flight will strengthen cooperation and trade between Changsha and South Asia.

In addition, YTO Express will operate regular routes between Changsha and Manila (capital of Philippines), and between Changsha and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, further expanding Changsha's international aviation network.

Changsha opens cargo flights to South Asia

The first cargo plane flying between Changsha and Dhaka is loaded with cargo at the Changsha Huanghua International Airport. [Photo/yto.net.cn]

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