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China-Liege flights transport smartphones, tablets

By control on December 4, 2013

Navitrans, an air charter and forwarding company in China, began operating two weekly flights between Zhengzhou, China; Shanghai and Liege, Belgium.

Operated by a TNT Airways B747- 440F, these flights are a further step in the relationship between China and Wallonia, Belgium.

“Navitrans is already active in Europe since it has offices in Hahn Airport. Liege Airport becomes their second hub in Europe with promising prospects for development, particularly to Africa,” Steven Verhasselt, business development manager of Liege Airport, said. “It represents an additional freight volume estimated at 20,000 tonnes per year. Handling at Liege Airport will be provided by Swissport.”

After operating at Liege Airport for one month, Navitrans decided to have two weekly flights. The aircraft, which can hold more than 100 tonnes of freight, will transport electronic equipment, mostly smartphones and tablets. After arriving in Liege, the products will be moved throughout Europe.