Yantai opens first all-cargo route to Russia

(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2020-09-01

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The first all-cargo flight to Russia departs from Yantai, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province on Aug 28. [Photo/WeChat account: gh_5ec6eb206937]

A B757 aircraft loaded with 25 tons of cargo departed from Yantai Penglai International Airport for Russia on Aug 28.

The flight, operated by Aeroflot Airlines, is the first all-cargo direct flight from Yantai, Shandong province to Russia and is expected to promote cooperation and exchange between the two places.

Two direct flights are operated per week to Vladivostok, Russia, mainly carrying cross-border e-commerce supplies, mail and epidemic supplies.

In 2020, Yantai has launched a series of measures to promote international express freight services and has opened cargo-only flights to Osaka, Japan, and Hanoi, Vietnam.

Yantai has international freight routes to Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia, which promote trade with surrounding areas and strengthen Yantai's role as an international cargo center.