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The Baltics first air cargo route to China

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A new air cargo route between Lithuania and China has been opened. The regular route between Kaunas and Shanghai was launched today with the aircraft IL-96 cargo landing at the Kaunas International Airport, reports The Tribune Lithuania.

This type of cargo route is the first not only in the Baltic States, but also in the Eastern and Central region of Europe. The company Hoptrans Logistic will manage the cargo handling. The enterprise is the only cargo handling service provider at the Kaunas International Airport.

It should be noted that Riga International Airport is working on introducing shipments by air freight from China for several years. This issue is very important from a strategic point of view. However, the Riga International Airport wishes that the attraction of air freight would not be done spontaneously and erratically, but according to a carefully prepared and sustainable plan, the spokesperson of the Riga International Airport Martins Langrats (Mārtiņš Langrāts) informed BNN.LV. According to him, the airport is currently working on it to ensure that regular air freight traffic from China is closely linked with the system of logistics and, accordingly, is more predictable.


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