Suparna Airlines starts Xi’an – Frankfurt Hahn flights

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Suparna Airlines first flight to Frankfurt Hahn Airport

Frankfurt Hahn Airport has welcomed its first service operated by Suparna Airlines operating a Boeing 747-400 Freighter on a Xi’an – Hahn – Erdos route.

The route will operate once a week carrying 100 tonnes of goods including electronic and mechanical products to and from Xi’an Xianyang International Airport.

On 9 August 2017, HNA Group formally purchased 82.5 per cent of the stock right of Frankfurt-Hahn and plans to convince more freight airlines to fly to the hub in Rhineland-Palatinate, located 125 kilometres from Frankfurt am Main.

Suparna is a subsidiary of HNA Modern Logistics and the airline is designed to further expand the China – Europe cargo airline network, promote economic and trade cooperation and cargo exchanges between Xi’an and Europe, and help Xi’an “China Memphis” construction.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
First flight from Xi’an to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
Suparna Airlines
Photo: Linda Hammer

HNA Group has been actively practicing the national ‘the Belt and Road’ strategy and making globalised investments by focusing on aviation travel, modern logistics and modern financial services.

The HNA Modern Logistics Group focuses on airline logistics as a development key point and is devoted to constructing an air ‘Silk Road’.

Xi’an, the historical and cultural capital of China, was the starting point for the ancient Silk Road in China and Erdos has abundant products and resources, and opening the new route will promote imports and exports and economic intercourse, as well as improve relations between China and Germany.

Frankfurt-Hahn handles around 80,000 tonnes of cargo a year, has a 24-hour operating licence and a 3,800 metre long runway.