China Airlines has launched a scheduled charter
freighter service to the city of Columbus in Ohio, China Airlines'
11th freighter destination in the USA.
service currently consists of three flights per week flown by
The Rickenbacker Airport of Columbus City in
Ohio, USA, is a transit hub with strong potential in eastern USA. Statistics for
Rickenbacker Airport show that freight volumes jumped by 70% in
2017 compared to 2016 and the total number of freighter flights
also grew by around 20% for the year. Further growth is
China Airlines carried 1,462,000 tonnes
of international air freight in
2017, 10.3% more than in 2016.
When combined with
charter revenues from Asia and the Americas, total cargo revenues
in the first seven months of 2018 amounted to TWD 26.183 billion, an
increase of 16% over the same period in 2017, and accounted for
27% of total group revenues.
The China Airlines fleet currently consists of
88 passenger and cargo aircraft including 18 Boeing 747-400F
freighters. The airline operates to 93 freight destinations including 11
freight-only destinations including Luxembourg, Belgrade,
Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta and
Houston. Up to 93 freighter services are flown each week on an
extensive world-wide network.