New Cargo Airline to Launch in Guangzhou, China
The city of Guangzhou, in southern China’s Guangdong Province, will soon have a local cargo airline operator.
The country’s aviation authorities recently cleared the launch of new startup carrier.
According to a statement, the Civil Aviation Administration of China has granted initial approval for the launch of Longhao Air, a new private carrier being financed by a local company. The new venture is wholly owned by Guangdong Longhao Group.
The airline’s parent company announced the acquisition last year of 50 EV-55 aircraft which can carry a cargo of 1.8 tons each from Czech aircraft manufacturer Evector. Guangdong Longhao Group provides transportation and logistics services as well as highway, infrastructure, and public works investment and construction.
Based at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Longhao Air plans to fly domestic and international cargo and mail services—including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau—using a fleet of Boeing 737 jets.
Longhao Air has so far enrolled five captains, six pilots, nine maintenance staff, and four flight dispatchers for its initial operations.
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