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Chengdu Shuangliu began to fly to Sao Paulo, Brazil! Southwest China's first cargo route connecting South America opens

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CNR Chengdu, May 13, Chengdu-Madrid-Sao Paulo International Freight Route, one of the longest freight routes in China, was officially opened on May 13. As a result, Chengdu and Sao Paulo, Brazil in South America have an important intercontinental logistics channel. With the official launch of this international cargo route, the history of no direct cargo route to South America in Southwest China has ended.


Statistics show that at present, Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport has opened 37 international (regional) all-cargo and passenger-to-cargo routes. Among them, 8 new ones will be opened from January to April 2022, 2,050 cargo flights will be inspected and released, and the cargo volume of all cargo aircraft will reach 40,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 56.2%.




End the history of non-cargo direct flights


Southwest's first cargo route connecting South America opens


This is the first cargo route connecting South America in Sichuan Province and even Southwest China. This air cargo corridor starts from Shuangliu, Chengdu, passes through Madrid, Spain, and then goes to Sao Paulo, Brazil, connecting the two major markets of Europe and South America.


"Because of the long distance, the plane needs to make a technical stop in Madrid and then fly to Sao Paulo, but the plane does not load inclined cargo in Madrid." Long Qiang, deputy general manager of Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Co., Ltd., said that Aurora Airlines uses A330-200 The aircraft has been tested since April 4 this year, and has been tested for 9 classes so far, with a total load of about 340 tons.


The holding of this navigation ceremony means the official opening of Chengdu's first cargo route connecting South America. This is of great significance for improving the accessibility of Chengdu's air cargo network.


Zhang Yechu, deputy director of the Foreign Affairs Office of Sichuan Province, said that this international freight route closely follows the development trend of the country and the hotspots of cooperation between Sichuan and South America.


It is reported that this route is currently one of the longest cargo routes in China. It is planned to fly 2 flights between Chengdu and Sao Paulo every Monday and Thursday. The flight frequency will greatly facilitate the business exchanges between the people of China and South America.




Share market opportunities


This year, Shuangliu achieved a 57.8% increase in international (regional) cargo and mail throughput


In Long Qiang's view, under the severe epidemic prevention situation, the opening of this route further reflects Chengdu's sincere desire to share market opportunities with the world.


The two cities of Sao Paulo and Chengdu are connected by air routes, which are also the two major markets, which will enhance the vitality of the international trade market under the epidemic.


Last year, while Shuangliu Airport continued to fight the epidemic, the international (regional) cargo and mail throughput reached 160,000 tons, an increase of 18.2% year-on-year, and the cargo volume and growth rate reached a record high. From January to April 2022, Shuangliu Airport achieved an international (regional) cargo and mail throughput of 73,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 57.8%.


At the same time, the expansion of Chengdu's international freight route network has continued to increase, and the ability to gather cargo sources has continued to increase. The international (regional) cargo routes of Shuangliu Airport are operating stably, with additional passenger-to-cargo routes such as Sao Paulo, Liege, Prague, Istanbul, Brussels, Paris, London, Madrid, Perth, Tel Aviv, Dhaka, Bangkok and Hanoi.


There is an important signal behind the data: even under the impact of the epidemic, Chengdu still shows strong economic vitality in the international trade market.


Consumption resource aggregation


Jointly build foreign-related duty-free and cross-border e-commerce Chengdu overseas warehouses


In addition to the opening of new routes, Pacific American Airlines' supply chain management company also plans to cooperate with Spanish duty-free light luxury enterprises in Chengdu Free Trade Zone, build Spanish overseas warehouses and exhibition areas in Chengdu, and carry out foreign duty-free business and cross-border e-commerce of Spanish enterprises in China. business vertical.


In 2021, the total import and export volume of goods between Sichuan and Brazil will be approximately RMB 10.5 billion, a year-on-year increase of 50.7%. The main commodities include machinery, food processing and packaging materials, agriculture, chemicals, biomedicine and other products.


It is reported that Taimei plans to open new international routes out of Chengdu this year, and strive to open 10 new international passenger and freight routes in Chengdu in three years, with more than 10 overseas wide-body transport capacity, and a trade output value of 10 billion. At the same time, Taimei will build the Chengdu operation headquarters of Taimei Group, and cooperate with Spanish duty-free light luxury enterprises to jointly build a foreign-related duty-free and cross-border e-commerce Chengdu overseas warehouse in Chengdu. Cooperation between China and Spain, and companies in South America.