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Jinan opens its first direct cargo flight to North America on July 20. [Photo/dzwww.com]

Jinan opened its first direct cargo flight to North America after a B777-300 cargo aircraft arrived at Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport from North America on July 20.

The flight will focus on transporting e-commerce goods, mechanical and electrical products, textiles, auto parts, and fresh goods, highlighting the city's role as a regional distribution and logistics center.

The flight will also contribute to global epidemic prevention and control during the period by transporting epidemic supplies.

The new flight will reduce transportation costs by 30 percent, and the cargo capacity of the aircraft exceeds 100 tons.

The flight is expected to transport nearly 16,000 tons of cargo through Jinan Airport every year, generating trade volume as high as $150 million.

In the first half of this year, benefiting from the opening of a large number of international cargo routes, the cargo throughput of Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport reached 16,650 tons, a year-on-year growth of 15.8 percent.

Officials said that Jinan aims to open 50 international and regional flights by 2022.



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