June 28, 2016: Tianjin Airlines has granted a road feeder service contract for London Gatwick airport to leading transportation and distribution provider Jan de Rijk Logistics.
Tianjin Airlines started services to London on June 26 with two flights a week from Tianjin with a stop at Chongqing Jiangbei international airport. London Gatwick is Tianjin’s first inter-continental destination that connects their broad regional route network with Europe. The connection to London will be served by an Airbus A330.
As an aviation enterprise co-established by Tianjin government and HNA Group, Tianjin Airlines owns a young fleet. The total number of airplanes is 77, mainly consisting of A320, E190 and ERJ145.
Robert Kleppers, Senior Sales Executive Air Cargo at Jan de Rijk Logistics: “The fact that Tianjin Airlines has chosen us to support their initial launch into the European market makes us extremely proud. By working with Jan de Rijk Logistics the airline can also offer customers destinations across UK, Ireland and the European continent