Logistics, fulfilment and supply chain solutions provider Zongteng Group welcomed its first Boeing 777F freighter to Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport this week (16 January).
A ribbon-cutting ceremony (pictured above) was held for the new Shenzhen-Paris flight route. It was attended by Jack Peng, senior vice president Zongteng Group and general manager YunExpress; Xiaoyang Jiang, general manager YunExpress France; and representatives from Groupe ADP, Central Airlines, Clear Express, Worldwide Flight Services, and French customs.
The newly-launched flight route has a planned annual cargo capacity of more than 15,000 tonnes, offering e-commerce logistics services and optimised lead times, according to Zongteng Group.
Flights will depart from Shenzhen and connect with further transport hubs at Charles de Gaulle in Paris.
A second 777 freighter is expected to enter service in the third quarter of 2023, and there will then be six-to-eight direct flights per week from Shenzhen to Paris. In 2024, the total annual cargo capacity is projected to reach 28,000 tonnes.
“We were honoured to celebrate this special day with our partners,” commented Peng. “The Boeing freighter significantly extends our line-haul transportation capabilities and strengthens end-to-end supply chain infrastructure, so the launch of this flight route is a milestone.
“Zongteng Group looks forward to realizing the immense potential of Sino-European cross-border trade, in collaboration with our European partners. We strive to build on our strategic investment in self-owned freighters and logistics network, and identify further opportunities to maximise the capabilities of the air freight supply chain.”