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Aeromexico Cargo inaugurates route between Wuhan, Mexico

[ May 13, 2021   //   ]

Aeromexico Cargo recently inaugurated a direct route between the Wuhan-Tianhe International Airport and the Mexico City International Airport for exclusive cargo transportation. This was celebrated at an event held at Wuhan airport, in the presence of the Mexican Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, airport authorities and airline business partners.

The route will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which has a load capacity of more than 30 tons or 130 m3, depending on the type of cargo.

Wuhan is one of the fastest growing cities in China and has become a hub for air transport in the central region of the country. The growth of e-commerce, medical supplies and high-tech products shipping from this city to the rest of the world, has been exponential during the last year reaching more than a 500% increase. Due to its infrastructure, the Wuhan airport stood out in the first position among 22 other airports in China in the ranking of passenger transport in the country.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Aeromexico Cargo has completed more than 235 exclusive cargo flights from China to Mexico and 16 other countries, transporting more than 4,000 tons of essential medical supplies. All these operations represented more than 8,000 hours of flight and 6 million kilometers traveled, which is equivalent to travel 170 times around the world.

“We are very grateful to the governments of Mexico and the People’s Republic of China, to our clients, business partners and airport authorities for the trust they have placed in the talent of Mexico’s global airline. Wuhan represents an extraordinary opportunity for cargo transportation between the two countries, that will allow us to offer our customers more and better options for the efficient and safe transport of their merchandise”, stated Alejandro Mendez, Senior Vice President of Aeromexico Cargo.

Mr. José Luis Bernal, Ambassador of Mexico in The People’s Republic of China, added “It is an honor to be a part of this inaugural cargo flight between Mexico and Wuhan which manifests the effort and collaboration between Aeromexico and both governments. I am confident that these operations will contribute to the development of new routes to boost trade between the two countries and benefit their economies.”

Aeromexico Cargo can operate in more than 40 airports in Mexico and in multiple international destinations in the US, Canada, Central and South America, Asia and Europe. The most common cargo is perishable products, live animals, high-value goods, technology, medicines, and medical supplies, among others.