SHENZHEN, March 13 (Xinhua) -- SF Airlines, the aviation branch of China's express giant SF Express, Thursday launched a new direct all-cargo flight service linking Shenzhen in southern China with Osaka of Japan.
The new cargo route is operated by B757-200 cargo freighters, with three round trips scheduled every week. It is the fourth such direct air route launched by SF Airlines to link Chinese cities with Osaka, according to the airlines.
The new cargo liner route is expected to help restore the import and export logistics channel for the domestic manufacturing industry and offer more capacity support to transport international epidemic prevention materials.
As of Thursday, SF Airlines has made 194 flight trips carrying a total of 4,782 tonnes of emergency supplies to support the novel coronavirus-hit regions.
SF Airlines now operates a total of 58 all-cargo freighters on its global air cargo service network linking more than 60 destinations, ranking as China's largest air cargo carrier.