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.
A Sino-Germany economic and trade event was held on Aug 12 in Qingdao, Shandong province.
An online meeting was held on Aug 3 to promote cooperation and exchanges between companies from Shandong province and Russia.
Shandong's trade with countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative rose 4.4 percent year-on-year to 292.33 billion yuan ($41.67 billion) in the first half of this year, local authorities said on July 23.
Freight rail trips between Shandong and Europe and Asia totaled 740 in the first six months, up 40.4 percent year on year, said the Information Office of Shandong Provincial People's Government.
Jinan, East China's Shandong province, has opened six international air freight lines in the first half of the year, local media reported.
The Jinan-based construction company Shandong Hi-Speed Group started construction on its second expressway project in Serbia on June 17.