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China Airlines Launches B747F Service to Columbus, Ohio

China Airlines has launched a scheduled charter freighter service to the city of Columbus in Ohio, China Airlines' 11th freighter destination in the USA.

 The service currently consists of three flights per week flown by Boeing 747 freighters.

China Airlines has launched a scheduled charter freighter service to the city of Columbus in Ohio, USA. The service currently consists of three flights per week flown by Boeing 747 freighters. Click to enlarge.

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 anticipated.

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.

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