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Air freight route links Athens with central China’s Zhengzhou

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The Chinese mainland launched its first regular cargo air route to Athens from central China’s Henan Province. The route started operation from Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan, to Athens on Sunday evening.

The first flight, carried out by a B757-200F aircraft, was loaded with goods such as clothes, toys and shoes. Currently, the route has two air cargo flights every week and is expected to expand its service to four flights a week according to market changes in the future.

As of mid-April, the cargo throughput via the airport in Zhengzhou this year has exceeded 200,000 tons, up 69% year-on-year, making the city one of China’s major hubs.