Henan's Air Silk Road Sees Remarkable Achievements in Past 5 Years
Forklifts were shuttling back and forth at the West Cargo Terminal of Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport on June 14, offloading fashionable products which had just arrived in Zhengzhou city of Henan province from around the world. "We imported and exported more than 370 tons of clothes via Zhengzhou airport in May alone," said a local company.
Henan-made aviation simulation equipment. [Photo/Cai Xunxiang]
"We exported more than 370 tons of clothes via Zhengzhou airport in May alone," said a source from a local company. Zhengzhou airport's increasing business volume is an epitome of the popularity of Henan's Air Silk Road. On June 14, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, proposed to support building an Air Silk Road from Zhengzhou to Luxembourg. Over the past 5 years, such urgently needed products as electronics, daily necessities, etc., have been transferred at Zhengzhou airport along various international air freight routes, not only bringing Zhengzhou closer to the world, but also bridging friendship and mutual understanding.
Since 2017, Zhengzhou airport has handled a total of 3.16 million tons of cargo, including 2.2 million tons of international cargo and 2.4 million tons of cargo transported by all-cargo planes, with the amount of the world's urgently needed cargo exceeding 70 percent. So far, Zhengzhou airport has provided services in 42 international cities with 48 all-cargo air routes. Among the world's top 20 cargo airports, 17 have been covered. A Y-shaped international air freight network spanning the three economic zones of Europe, America and Asia, covering the world's major economies and supported by multiple international airports around the world has been formed.
据统计，“空中丝绸之路”建设5年来，郑州机场累计完成货邮吞吐量316万吨，其中国际（地区）货邮吞吐量220万吨，由全货机完成运输总量240万吨，有七成以上是国际急需的民生类物资。目前，郑州机场国际（地区）通航城市增至42个，全货机航线增至48条，在全球货运前20位机场中开通17个航点，已形成横跨欧美亚三大经济区、覆盖全球主要经济体、多点支撑的国际货运航线网络。（中文来源/河南日报 记者/宋敏 编译/赵汉青 实习生/何蒙贺 审校/焦丹）