NANJING, April 18 (Xinhua) -- An intercontinental cargo air route has opened, linking Nantong in east China's Jiangsu Province and Brussels, capital of Belgium, via Chengdu, Sichuan Province.
A charter plane carrying 35.4 tonnes of medical supplies made its maiden voyage on the route from the Xingdong International Airport in Nantong Friday morning heading for Brussels, with a stopover in Chengdu.
Purchased by government-entrusted enterprises in Spain, the medical supplies consisting of 789 medical beds are expected to be transferred from Brussels to Barcelona by land and serve local epidemic prevention and control.
The air service is scheduled with three chartered flights. Cargos can board the plane in both Nantong and Chengdu.
The Nantong customs and the Xingdong International Airport have simplified customs clearance for swift delivery of the medical supplies to Europe. Enditem