Taiwan's China Airlines last week launched a new B747-400 freighter service from the island's northern city of Taoyuan to the industrial city of Shenzhen in southeastern China.
The airline said it will operate the new service three times a week.
CAL hopes to cash in on China's strongly expanding e-Commerce market and believes the new route will meet growing demand for shipments of consumer electronics and express shipments as Shenzhen is a major hub for e-commerce and on-line shopping.
The launch of the Taoyuan-Shenzhen service brings CAL's total cross-strait freighter operations to 17 flights per week, linking Taiwan with Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Xiamen, Zhengzhou and Guangzhou.
JAL and Japan Post expand their Cool service
Meanwhile, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Japan Post have expanded their joint express delivery "Cool EMS Service" product to France starting April 1, 2015. At the same time, it will also increase the number of post offices available for Cool EMS Service from 25 to 78 across Japan.
The two companies have been providing the two-year old food express delivery service at specific temperatures, to customers in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. It is the first
time that the service is offered to a European country.
In a statement, JAL and Japan Post said the service areas of Cool EMS Service, which takes approximately 72 ~ 80 hours from acceptance of the items to delivery, will be gradually expanded. The partners did not provide further details about the expansion.
Paris, the statement noted, is famous for its restaurants and haute cuisine, and there are also many Japanese restaurants.
Nol van Fenema