ATRAN Airlines, express air cargo carrier within Volga-Dnepr Group, has expanded its network with bringing Shijiazhuang (China) into the loop. The carrier intends to operate the flights on a weekly basis to Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow (Russia) where it is based.
The maiden flight, which was operated on August 8, 2020, lifted almost 15 tons of e-commerce-related consolidated cargo. ATRAN is planning to deploy both types of its freighters — Boeing 737-400SF and Boeing 737-800BCF — to guarantee high-quality services for its customers and final consignees who expect on-time delivery of their online purchases.
With Shijiazhuang being the capital of Hebei Province and neighboring Beijing and Tianjin to the north, the city covers the catchment area of North China. After booming growth of e-commerce and its penetration across first-tier cities of China, second-tier cities, likes of Xi’an and Shijiazhuang, are becoming active game-players and accumulate stable traffic to Russia.
Shijiazhuang is the latest addition to ATRAN’s network which complements existing Xi’an, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Urumqi and Zhengzhou most effectively and will provide greater delivery options for ATRAN’s customers.