Press article fom 24.08.2012
Four new cargo airlines now flying from Hahn
This week Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH entered into no less than four partnerships with the following freight airlines and logistics companies: Yangtze River Express (China), myCARGO (Turkey), Navitrans (China) and one of the largest freight airlines in the world from Japan. They will be starting immediately or from September with up to 10 flights a week. The acquisition of these new airlines shows just how interesting Hahn has become for international cargo handlers.
Marketing manager Jan Möller is very pleased. "Customers know that our cargo sector has an excellent setup with its unlimited 24-hour operation. These partnerships stress the fact that we're trusted all over the world. Customers from China and Japan are opening up new marketing opportunities for us."
Chinese airline Yangtze River Express, headquartered in Shanghai, first flew on August 22, with its Boeing 747-400F travelling from Hahn to Peking. Yangtze River Express is part of the HNA Group, one of the biggest Chinese company groups in aviation and tourism. The airline will fly up to three times a week from the airport in the Hunsrück.
With myCARGO Frankfurt Hahn Airport now has a Turkish-Chinese cargo company based in Istanbul on board. This airline will be using the airport for scheduled and charter traffic.
From this weekend Chinese logistics company Navitrans will be using Boeing 747-400 freighters owned by Evergreen International Airlines to initially provide one flight per week between New York, Hahn and Chengdu in China. These weekly flights are to be increased in due course.
In mid September a renowned Japanese freighter airline will also be launching its Boeing 747-400s for services operating several times a week.
Managing director Jörg Schumacher believes the Hunsrück airport to be on the right track. "We're a long way from being in the situation others say we're in. The airport has had to go through some difficult times but we've managed to overcome them. And these contracts with our new cargo customers show that things are moving forward."
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