ZHENGZHOU, May 29 (Xinhua) -- A regular fresh food cargo air route was launched Thursday to link the central Chinese city of Zhengzhou with foreign cities including Miami, Los Angeles and Mexico City.
At around 8 p.m. Thursday, the cargo flight carrying fresh cherries from Los Angeles in the United States arrived in the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in the capital of Henan Province.
Using a Boeing 747 aircraft, the service is scheduled three times a week. It mainly imports cold chain fresh products including seafood, fruits and beef from countries such as the United States, Canada and Mexico.
Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is among the country's five cargo-oriented airports and features the function in airmail collection and distribution.
It was listed in the country's first batch of national logistics hub projects in 2019. Last year, the airport handled an annual throughput of 522,000 tonnes of cargo and mail, according to Henan Province Airport Group.