The Chinese all-cargo carrier Jade Cargo International adds four more destinations to its flight schedule with the delivery of its third freighter on 26th February 2007. Jade Cargo International takes delivery of the factory-new B747-400ER freighter from Amentum Capital, an Ireland-based aircraft lessor.
New destinations served by Jade Cargo International are Shanghai-Pudong, Luxembourg, Leipzig and Stockholm. Jade Cargo International adds two weekly flights from Shenzhen to Leipzig, routed back via Stockholm, as well as a weekly link between Shenzhen and Luxembourg. One additional flight per week from its Shenzhen hub to Amsterdam increases the connectivity between the two airports to six flights per week. With its two new weekly services from Shanghai-Pudong to Amsterdam, Jade Cargo International offers in total twelve weekly frequencies between the major Sino-European markets. The expanded network serves 10 destinations including the already established services to Barcelona, Brescia, Osaka and Seoul-Incheon.
Jade Cargo International’s fourth aircraft, a Boeing 747-400ERF, will be due for delivery in May 2007. Jade Cargo International has ordered a total of six aircrafts of this type, which will enter into service successively until January 2008. The Jade Cargo International fleet is based at Baoan International Airport, Shenzhen in Southern China.
Jade Cargo International was founded as a joint venture between Shenzhen Airlines Company Limited (51%), Lufthansa Cargo AG (25%) and DEG-Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (24%). The airline currently has 230 employees.