[photopress:jade_cargo_boeing.jpg,full,alignright]The Shenzhen-based Jade Air Cargo will fly to the United States upon delivery of its fourth B747-400ER freighter.
Reto Hunziker, vice-president of sales and marketing, said, ‘We will fly to Houston in June.’ He said that initially it will be twice a week, but the frequency will probably be increased to three.
The service is routed over Vancouver. On the eastbound sector, the Canadian city will be chiefly a fuel stop, but in the westbound direction Hunziker hopes to pick up seafood destined for Asian markets there.
Reto Hunziker said, ‘We were thinking of flying perhaps over Portland, but we can only fly city pairs that are not already served by another Chinese carrier.’ Air China has freighter service to Portland.
In recent months, a number of carrier executives have warned that capacity out of China has grown faster than demand for cargo, producing a glut and downward pressure on yields.
Source: Cargonews Asia