China Airlines is launching three new all-cargo
routes linking Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport with Xiamen,
Nanjing and Fuzhou.
The new weekly cargo route to Xiamen started on 4
September 2010, while the new weekly service to Nanjing will begin on 11
September. The twice-weekly Taoyuan - Fuzhou cargo service will be launched at
the end of September. These new cargo flights are
expected to mostly transport electronic goods, textiles and shoes.
CAL currently operates a
fleet of 20 Boeing 747-400F freighters, and according to IATA is the 10th largest
international cargo transporter in the world.
Since August of
2009, CAL has transported 56,000 tons of cargo from airports in
mainland China, accounting for 10% of its total worldwide
cargo loads, and CAL also recorded a cargo load factor of over 75%
from January to July of 2010.
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