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Changsha-to-Los Angeles Special E-Commerce Flights Begin

Updated: 2020-05-06

At 11: 09 p.m. on May 2, the first e-commerce flight left Changsha Huanghua International Airport bound for Los Angeles in the United States. It opened a special e-commerce line to North America. It was an important first step for the China’s Changsha Cross-border E-commerce Comprehensive Pilot Zone in opening up more international logistics channels. 

The plane was a B747-400F aircraft operated by the Changsha Meiji Yunhang Logistics Technology Co., Ltd. There are 3 round-trip flights per week. E-commerce products are transported. The maiden flight carried mostly epidemic prevention materials and e-commerce goods. 

“These flights will attract Hunan-born cross-border e-commerce entrepreneurs to remain in Changsha and promote the concentration of e-commerce industries in Changsha. It will also add a new channel to Changsha's international aviation network,” said Yang Li, director of the Logistics and Port Office of the Changsha Municipal People’s Government. 

Changsha is opening international freight routes to facilitate and stabilize foreign investment and foreign trade. As of April 28, 151 round-trip international freight flights have occurred. They carried cargo weighing 119,000 tons with a value of $330 million [USD]. 

Translator: Kuang Zhenzhen

Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn