Dragonair Launches Freighter Service Between Frankfurt and Hong Kong / Asia Accounts for More Than 49 Percent of Frankfurt Airport's Cargo Tonnage
Frankfurt/Main, Germany (ots) - Beginning March 29, the Asian carrier Dragonair (airline code = KA) will be inaugurating a cargo service between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). A Dragonair B747-300F jumbo freighter will be serving Frankfurt four times per week: every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The new service includes a stop in Dubai on the way to and from Frankfurt. Dragonair is expanding its cargo network to FRA in response to growing demand for freight capacity between Asia and Europe. In 2003, Asia accounted for more than 49 percent of FRA's total cargo tonnage. The arrival of Dragonair underscores CargoCity Frankfurt's (the name of Frankfurt Airport's cargo metropolis) continuing growth as a dominant player in the Asian market. With 1.7 million metric tons of airfreight and airmail in 2003, FRA ranked number one in Europe and number eight worldwide. Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide is also a member of the Tradeport Hong Kong consortium that operates an advanced cargo logistics center at Hong Kong International Airport.