Air China Cargo Airlines and Alibaba’s Cainiao Smart Logistics Network start a new international Cross-border e-commerce route aimed at speeding up average delivery times between China and Europe.
The first B777 Freighter flight landed at Belgium’s Liege Airport (LGG) on 13 August. Three flights will be operated each week from Hangzhou (HGH) to Liege with final destination Madrid (MAD).
By establishing its eHub at Liege Airport, Cainiao aims to improve overall logistics efficiency and expand its line-haul network in a bid to deliver globally within 72 hours.
For Air China Cargo, this is the first direct cooperation with a cross-border e-commerce player. Cainiao’s extensive experience in the field of cross-border e-commerce logistics is very complementary to Air China Cargo’s air freight network, according to the Liege Airport.
“Hangzhou-LGG is the next step of the expansion of the Air China Cargo operation,” says Steven Verhasselt, VP-Commercial at Liege Airport. This cooperation will greatly benefit Cainiao Network to further bring down delivery times for Alibaba Group deliveries. Liege Airport Cargo community welcomes more #freightersfirst and connectivity.”