Dhaka: Chinese express operator SF Airlines has added a new freighter service between Changsha, China and Dhaka, Bangladesh to cater to the current demand of general cargo and perishable products.
The airline is operating a Boeing 757-200F aircraft on the route. It is the fourth international service the carrier has launched in 2019 and the third direct route between China and Dhaka.
“Mainly targeting general cargo and fresh products, the new route will help to stimulate trade between central China and Bangladesh and facilitate in-depth development of the China’s Belt and Road Initiative once it is operated on a regular basis,” said an airline official.
In recent years, SF Airlines has successively launched direct freight routes from Kunming and Nanning to Dhaka.
Since its maiden flight in 2009, SF Airlines, based in Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Beijing, has developed an airfreight network to more than 60 cities and regions.
The company has also expanded its service coverage from China to East Asia, Central Asia and South Asia.
The carrier recently took delivery of its 30th B757-200F and second B747 aircraft. In total, the number of aircraft in SF Airlines’ fleet now stands at 57.