China’s Xiamen launches its first air cargo route to Brazil


A new air cargo service linking southeast China’s coastal city of Xiamen with Sao Paulo in Brazil was launched on Friday.

At 10:40 a.m., an Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 96.1 tonnes of cargo departed from Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, bound for Sao Paulo, the largest city in South America. It was the first flight of Xiamen airport’s first all-cargo service to Brazil.

The cargo route will be operated by a Boeing B777F freighter, and has scheduled flights every Friday in February and every Monday and Friday from March. The service exports are mainly cross-border e-commerce products, medical products, high-tech products and integrated circuits, and imports include seafood and fruits.—Xinhua