New air freight service connects China to Mexico City
Aeroméxico Cargo launched a route between Wuhan, China and Mexico City on Saturday, becoming the first scheduled service between mainland China and Latin America, according to a statement.
The twice-weekly service could handle up to 3,500 tonnes of cargo per year between Wuhan-Tianhe International Airport and Mexico City International Airport.
“The growth of electronic commerce, the transport of medical supplies and high-tech products [Wuhan] to the rest of the world has been exponential over the past year, reaching an increase of over 500%, ”said Alejandro Méndez, senior vice president of Aeroméxico Cargo, in a statement.
The main products exported from China to Mexico include liquid crystal displays, telephones, computers and their parts, while the imported products include integrated circuits and copper ore.
Wuhan is located in central China and has a population of 9.8 million. The city is a manufacturing hub for industries such as semiconductors, automobiles, smartphones, and steel.
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