Sichuan Airlines Cargo will start flying to Brussels Airport at the end of April, with three flights a week and increasing to six by 2020.
The Chinese carrier, which is based at Chengdu Airport and operates several Airbus A330Fs, has chosen Brussels Airport as its first cargo destination in Europe.
Brussels Airport handled 732,000 tonnes in 2018, and welcomed three new freighter airlines during the year.
Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company says: “In addition to being our first Chinese full freighter airline, it will provide us with a direct link to Chengdu Airport, which has been chosen as the new hub for SF Express, one of the main e-commerce operators in China. Sichuan Airlines strengthens our network in the centre of China, and also supports our medium to long term e-commerce strategy.”