At 4 pm on November 8, a large-scale cargo aircraft from Suparna Airlines (flight No.Y87425) under the HNA Group, carried 110 tons of cargo from Haikou Meilan International Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands.
This is the first intercontinental cargo route from the Hainan Free Trade Port. Hainan has taken the first step in building an international air cargo network for the free trade port.
According to reports, the aircraft (B747-400F) is currently one of the world’s largest commercial cargo aircraft. It has a maximum loading weight of 110 tons. On the Haikou to Schiphol route, it achieved full capacity.
The cargo flight departed from Nanjing, passed through Chongqing then onto Haikou. Cargo from mainland China can now be transferred directly to Europe via Hainan. European cargo will also be sold to the mainland via Hainan.
The outbound goods of this flight were mainly electronic products and general goods, and on the return flight the plane will mainly be loaded with auto parts and e-commerce goods.
Twenty tons of goods on the return flight will be offloaded, clear customs in Haikou and then be transferred to Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other destinations.
According to reports, the opening of this route will bring together the Yangtze River Delta of Nanjing, the southwestern part of Chongqing, and the South China region to bring together goods in Haikou.
The maiden flight benefited from the support of the free trade port’s jet fuel policy, reduction and exemption for departure policies for flights landing at Meilan International Airport.
This greatly reduced route operations and fuel costs, demonstrating the implementation of the Hainan free trade port’s opening policy and the effectiveness of optimizing the business environment.
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