China Southern Airlines started Guangzhou, China-Vienna-Frankfurt-Guangzhou freighter service.
This brings its Guangzhou-Frankfurt freighter service to five times per week. The new flight is operated by a B777-200F, with three flights weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
China Southern Cargo launched a Guangzhou-Frankfurt-Guangzhou direct flight in July 2013. With the added stopover at Vienna, China Southern will provide 450 tonnes of freighter capacity weekly among Guangzhou, Vienna and Frankfort.
This new freighter service is also the first one from Southern China to Central and Eastern Europe. Exports to Austria include costumes, household decorations and electronics coming from Pearl River Delta, Xiamen and Southeast Asia.
The route between China and Germany is a golden route for the Sino-European airfreight market. The majority of import and export cargo between China and Germany is made up of machinery, electrical appliances and precision instruments.