YunExpress Europe: Zongteng Group Inaugurates Shenzhen-Paris Route With Its First Freighter Flight
At 12:40 on January 16, 2023, Zongteng Group, a prominent provider of cross-border e-commerce infrastructure services, welcomed its first Boeing 777F freighter (B777F) at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport. The occasion included a welcome speech and a ribbon-cutting for the new Shenzhen-Paris airline route. Representatives from Groupe ADP, Central Airlines, Clear Express, Worldwide Flight Services, and French customs were also there, along with Jack Peng (Senior Vice President of Zongteng Group and General Manager of YunExpress), Xiaoyang Jiang (General Manager of YunExpress France), and others.
The new aircraft route, with an expected annual cargo capacity of more than 15,000 tonnes, would help Zongteng Group provide its clients with reliable and efficient e-commerce logistics operations and faster delivery times. Flights will take off from Shenzhen and land at Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport in Paris, where passengers may transfer to flights to other European cities. There will be six to eight weekly nonstop flights between Shenzhen and Paris after a second B777 freighter enters service in the third quarter of 2023. Maximum yearly freight capacity is expected to reach 28,000 tons by 2024.
"We were honored to celebrate this special day with our partners. The Boeing freighter significantly extends our line-haul transportation capabilities and strengthens end-to-end supply chain infrastructure, so the launch of this flight route is a milestone," said Jack Peng, General Manager of YunExpress and Senior Vice President of Zongteng Group.
“Zongteng Group looks forward to realizing the immense potential of Sino-European cross-border trade, in collaboration with our European partners. We strive to build on our strategic investment in self-owned freighters and logistics network, and identify further opportunities to maximize the capabilities of the air freight supply chain," he added.
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