- Jun 16, 2020
- Business Update
JD Adds Air Cargo Route during 618
by Ling Cao
On June 16th, JD launched a dedicated freight Boeing 737-300F, from Tianjin to Wuxi, Jiangsu province. The first flight on this route follows an announcement about a route from Shenzhen to Wuxi. With the new project, JD can connect China’s three economic areas on air cargo flights among Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta and the Great Bay Area of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao, accelerating the deliveries to customers there, as well as expanding air cargo service to lower tier markets.
For example, one parcel sent from Beijing in the afternoon can reach Zhongshan, Gunagdong province in the morning the next day, improving fulfillment speed by more than 24 hours. The air transportation connected by the three regions can narrow the time of each fulfillment process, and can provide more flexibility for merchants to schedule their transportation. The new flight is also part of a cooperation between JD and Zhejiang Loong Airlines, and has 130 cubic meters of space per cargo flight.
Air cargo supply has been impacted by the epidemic since January, while since May, civil aviation has gradually resumed normal operations in China, with 228,000 tons of materials transported by all-cargo aircraft in May, an increase of 21.8% YOY.
Jun Fan, head of JD Express at JD Logistics said at the launching ceremony, “JD has continuously built its air cargo network in order to provide a superior, fast, accurate and stable delivery experience for customers and merchants. The new aircraft can ensure a more diverse services in our transportation network.”
JD has partnered with industry leading air cargo companies, such as China Southern Airlines, Air China Cargo, and China Eastern Airlines Logistics, with more than 37,000 air routes between cities, air delivery services can be operated in 157 cities.