September 7, 2018
Uni-top Airlines is continuing to develop routes between China and Europe with flights from Liege to Wuhan using a Boeing 747-400 Freighter.
The service will leave the Belgian airport on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, arriving in Wuhan the next day using the 747-400F with a capacity of 110 tonnes.
European manufacturers of automobile parts, particularly from Germany and the UK are utilising the route to ship to China, and Chinese companies specialising in electronics, fashion and machine parts are using the route to shop products to Europe.
Uni-top was established in 2008 and is the first private Chinese airline to independently operate long-haul cargo aircraft.
In 2009 the airline started operating three Boeing 747-200 Freighters at Wuhan Tianhe Airport, and it owns the three 747-200s, one 747-400 and seven Airbus A300-600 Freighters.
It connected Luxembourg with Wuhan on 26 January 2018 and the routes will help Europe and China share the benefits of the “Belt and Road” initiative, which will meet the growing logistics demand between Europe and Central China.
Uni-top says an “Air Silk Road” across Europe and China is being built, which will be an economic corridor in the air connecting Europe and Asia.
Source: (Air Cargo Week)