Air Freight of International Mails & Packages Guaranteed by "Zhengzhou-America" Chartered Plane
On June 6, loaded with 6,830 bags of international mails and packages, a temporary chartered Boeing 747 cargo plane departed from Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport for New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, ensuring a rapid delivery of them from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen via Zhengzhou to America.
Air freight of international mails & packages guaranteed by "Zhengzhou-America" chartered plane. [Photo by Li Ping for Henan Daily]
The global COVID-19 pandemic has negatively influenced the world's air freight capacity. The "Zhengzhou-America" chartered plane carrying international mails and packages is a temporary measure implemented by China Post Group to ease the pressure of the major ports across China, which is also a test for the collection and distribution functions of Zhengzhou as a postal service hub.
According to the requirements of China Post Group, Henan branch purchased 5 temporary chartered planes within 2 weeks, completing the mission of transporting the America-bound packages from China's major ports on time. It is estimated that about 400 tons will have been delivered by the end of June.
The smooth operation of the temporary chartered flight linking Zhengzhou with America is benefited from the advantage of "Aerial Silk Road" to which the five continents around the world connects, and Zhengzhou's convenient customs clearance.
Zhengzhou has impressed the world again along with the other top 4 Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
In 2020 with COVID-19 reaching its peak, the international cargo volume of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Zhengzhou accounted for 90 percent of China's total, which highlighted Zhengzhou's position and influence as an airport and a postal service hub in international freight.
In recent years, Henan's hub and port economies have developed rapidly. By the end of 2020, Zhengzhou Airport has maintained its leading position concerning both the passenger and freight scale in Central China for 4 consecutive years, with the international cargo volume and the number of all-cargo flights jumping to the 5th place nationally. Besides, the imports and exports at Zhengzhou's postal port have exceeded 20 thousand tons, up 54 percent year-on-year, with its business scale upgrading to the 4th place in China.
The temporary "Zhengzhou-America" chartered plane shows that Henan is accelerating its transformation from an inland province to a highland of open economy.
此次“郑州—美国”临时包机邮路紧急开启，进一步显示河南正加快实现从内陆腹地到开放高地的转变。（中文来源/河南日报 翻译/魏蔚 审校/丁岚）