JD Airlines connects Shenzhen to Ho Chi Minh City
A B737-800BCF cargo aircraft successfully carried out the first round-trip flight (Shenzhen-Ho Chi Minh City-Shenzhen)
JD Airlines, the air cargo division of JD Logistics, announced its first international all-cargo route connecting Shenzhen, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
"A B737-800BCF cargo aircraft successfully carried out the first round-trip flight today, marking a pivotal moment for JD Airlines since its operations began in October 2022," says an official release.
JD Airlines will operate on the route three times a week - Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays - in association with airline service company CSAA. "The route is optimised to primarily transport cross-border e-commerce parcels from China to Vietnam while also facilitating the shipment of key agricultural exports such as fruit and seafood from Vietnam to China."
With the launch of the inaugural flight between Shenzhen and Ho Chi Minh City, plans are underway to explore additional international routes connecting key markets in Southeast Asia, South Asia, South Korea and Japan, the release added.
JD Logistics has a network of over 1,000 air transportation routes, covering more than 100 airports worldwide. Leveraging the location and service capabilities of Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, JD Airlines has established its network that interconnects regions in the North, South, and East of China, the release added.