Brussels Airport welcomes new Chinese cargo airline
Brussels Airport has welcomed a new freight airline company on Thursday. The Chinese Suparna Airlines will fly three times a week to and from Brucargo, the cargo department of the airport in Zaventem.
Suparna Airlines will use a Boeing 747 on an old transport route. The plane will take off in China, fly to Brussels, then to the Russian capital Moscow, and back to China. The company is the successor to the former Yangtze River Express, a company that used to fly to Brussels Airport.
“Cargo flights are more important than ever for the economy and health services in Belgium,” says Brussels Aiport, referring to the recent corona crisis. “By keeping air connections open to the entire world for the transport of pharmaceuticals and medical necessities, we fight against the coronavirus.”
Brucargo recently noticed cargo flights of Silk Way West Airlines as well. The company headquartered in Azerbaijan is not a regular client of the airport yet. Today, it transport cargo for other airline companies. However, chances are real it might open a regular connection soon.
Few sectors have been hit harder by the outbreak of the new coronavirus than aviation. But while almost everyone in the sector is losing, freight flights are benefiting from it.