China Airlines Cargo is expanding its freight services by adding Mumbai as another cargo destination starting from November 16.
The move will strengthen the role of Taiwan as a network hub for freight between Asia, India and Europe. B747-400F freighter aircraft will fly to the new destination every Wednesday and Saturday.
The aircraft will fly from Taipei to Mumbai before continuing on to Amsterdam. The return leg will depart from Amsterdam then return to Taipei via Mumbai.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) in Mumbai is known as the “Western Gateway” of India. Mumbai is home to India’s largest seaport and one of its key airports, making it an important transportation and logistics hub. China Airlines already flies to India on the Taipei-Delhi-Luxembourg route and the introduction of the Taipei-Mumbai-Amsterdam route will be a second route serving India.
China Airlines is known as one of the leaders in international air cargo thanks to its efforts in tracking cargo trends and sources. According to data by IATA, 1,512,000 tonnes of international air freight were carried by China Airlines in 2018. This was an increase of 3.4% over 2017 and made the airline the 6th largest freight carrier in the world.