The global air cargo industry is facing major capacity challenges. Due to new COVID cases in China the situation has gotten worse. The Chinese government has imposed further restrictions that impact the ground handling at airports. This results in dramatic disruptions in global air cargo traffic and therefore effects the supply chain of our customers.
SENATOR INTERNATIONAL has reacted by extending its current “SAB” network. Since September 2021 the “SAB” SENATOR Atlantic Bridge operates an own controlled flight Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) to Greenville-Spartanburg on a daily basis. The number of flights from Frankfurt (HHN and FRA) to Chicago-Rockford (RFD) will also be increased to three flights per week. This provides additional options for bookings on the transatlantic route, which remains very busy.
From September 8, 2021, China will also be included in the global “SAB” network for the first time. Tianjin will complement the “SAB” SENATOR Asia Bridge. Twice a week, a charter flight (B767-300 BCF) will operate from Tianjin (TSN) to Hannover (HAJ) and back.
Beijing (PEK), Shanghai Pudong (PVG) and Guangzhou (CAN) will be connected via daily trucking services from/ to Tianjin. Cargo from and to China can now easily be connected with our worldwide “SAB” network.
“With the expansion of our “SAB” routes, we are responding to the current market situation,” said Tim-Oliver Kirschbaum, CEO of SENATOR INTERNATIONAL. “With additional frequencies and the new destination Tianjin, we are offering our customers a higher flexibility and transparency to move their airfreight.”