Mexico City, Mexico — Aeroméxico Cargo has inaugurated a cargo route between the Wuhan-Tianhe International Airport and the Mexico City International Airport. Authorities say the flight will be used exclusively for the transport of supplies between both nations.
In a statement, Aeroméxico Cargo said “the growth of e-commerce, the transport of medical supplies and high technology products from this city to the rest of the world has been exponential during the last year, reaching an increase of more than 500 percent.” They say the route will be covered by a 787 Dreamliner, which has a capacity of 30 tons or 130 cubic meters depending on the type of merchandise.
The statement specified that Wuhan is one of the fastest growing cities in China and has become a hub for air transport in the central region of the country. The company reports that Aeroméxico Cargo has completed more than 235 exclusive cargo flights from China to Mexico and 16 other countries since the beginning of the pandemic.
“We are very grateful to the governments of Mexico and the People’s Republic of China, to our clients, business partners and airport authorities for the trust they have placed in the talent of the Mexican airline.
“Wuhan represents an extraordinary opportunity for the transfer of cargo between the two countries, with which we will offer our clients more and better options for the efficient and safe transport of their merchandise,” stated the Senior Vice President of Aeroméxico Cargo, Alejandro Méndez.
In turn, the Ambassador of Mexico in China, José Luis Bernal pointed added “it is an honor for me to be part of this inaugural cargo flight between Mexico and Wuhan, which is a reflection of the effort and collaboration of Aeroméxico with both governments.
“I am confident that these operations will contribute to the development of new routes that promote trade between the two countries for the benefit of their economies,” he added.
Aeroméxico Cargo can operate in more than 40 airports in the Mexican Republic and in multiple international destinations in the US, Canada, Central and South America, Asia and Europe. The most common cargo is perishable products, live animals, high-value goods, technology, drugs and medical supplies.