Uni-top Airlines continues to build its European network, recently adding a new route from Wuhan, China (WUH) to Liège, Belgium (LGG) using B747-400F aircraft. This new route is operated three times a week, departing Liège on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
This marks the second time this year the Chinese private cargo airline has added a European connection, with Wuhan-Luxembourg added back in late January.
“The opening of the cargo routes Luxembourg-Wuhan and Liège-Wuhan will help Europe and China to share the benefits of the Belt and Silk Road initiative, which will meet the growing demand for logistics between Europe and China central,” the company says.
“A new ‘Air Silk Road’ is being created between Europe and China, which will become an economic air corridor, connecting Europe with Asia,” it adds.
Cargo on the route outbound from Europe consists mainly of automotive parts, particularly from Germany and the United Kingdom, the carrier said in a statement. Out of Wuhan, Chinese companies specialising in electronic products, fashion and machine parts are utilising the service to send their products to Europe.
Uni-top Airlines was founded in 2008 and is the first private Chinese airline to operate long-range cargo aircraft. In early 2009, Uni-top Airlines started operating three B747-200F cargo aircraft at Tianhe Airport in Wuhan.
Currently, Uni-top Airlines owns eleven large cargo aircraft, including three B747-200F, one B747-400F and seven A300-600F.