In response to surging seasonal demands, Maersk Air Cargo is unveiling a trial service facilitating trade between the UK and China. The new weekly route will operate between Bournemouth Airport and Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, deploying a Boeing 767-300 freighter boasting a 45-tonne capacity.
Cargo operations in Bournemouth will be overseen by the airport’s in-house business, Cargo First. Initially slated to run until year-end, the service’s extension is contingent on demand. This strategic maneuver follows Maersk Air Cargo’s expansion efforts since its inauguration earlier this year, solidifying operations from its Danish hub to Hangzhou.
Recent cargo growth at Bournemouth Airport is exemplified by increased flights and capacity from European Cargo, highlighting the airport’s strategic advantages for efficient cargo handling.