UPS announced it will begin operating new flights into Chengdu, China, further expanding the company’s connections between Asia, Europe and the United States. The “around-the-world” MD-11 flight through Chengdu will originate in UPS’s European hub in Cologne, Germany, and make a stop in Warsaw before transiting Chengdu’s Shuangliu International Airport, China’s sixth largest cargo and passenger facility; it then will operate to UPS’s Asia hub in Shanghai.
“China’s ‘Go West’ program is making it very attractive for companies to move production facilities to inland cities like Chengdu, and we believe the area is poised for accelerated growth in express shipping,” says Dan Brutto, UPS International president.
With the Chengdu flight, UPS now will connect Europe and Asia with a total of 24 flights per week. UPS serves 330 cities in China and operates 200 weekly flights connecting China to markets around the world.