China Airlines will launch freight services
to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) in
Mumbai on 16
China Airlines will operate the new route
with Boeing 747-400F
freighter aircraft every Wednesday
The aircraft will fly from Taipei to Mumbai before
continuing on to Amsterdam. The return leg will depart from
Amsterdam then return to Taipei via Mumbai.
Mumbai is home to India's largest seaport and one of its
key airports, making it an important transportation and logistics
hub. China Airlines already flies to India on the
Taipei-Delhi-Luxembourg route and the introduction of the
Taipei-Mumbai-Amsterdam route will be the second route serving
According to data from IATA, 1,512,000 tonnes of
international air freight was carried by China Airlines in 2018.
This was an increase of 3.4% over 2017 and made the airline the
6th largest freight carrier in the world.
China Airlines currently operates 18 Boeing
747-400F freighters to 93 freight destinations including
10 freight-only destinations such as Luxembourg, Dubai, as well as
Anchorage, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, Houston, Atlanta and
Columbus. The belly cargo holds of B777 and A350 passenger
aircraft are also being utilized in conjunction with the freighter
fleet's capacity to optimize transportation between Europe, the
Americas and Asia.