Airports Leipzig/Halle Airport signs agreements with Chinese regions

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Leipizg/Halle Airport, the Hubei Provincial Communications Investment Group and the cargo carrier SF Express have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a large cooperation in the future. 

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The cooperation includes an exchange of experiences regarding the construction and management of a freight airport as well as a strategic partnership for cargo and air freight services. In addition to this, the signed MoU includes an exchange of staff between Germany and China.

“The signature of this MoU together with Hubei Provincial Communications Investment Group and SF Express is an important step to pave the way for a long-lasting cooperation,” said Leipzig/Halle GmbH Managing Director Johannes Jähn.

Leipzig/Halle Airport is Germany’s second largest freight airport and offers 25 weekly cargo flights to Hong Kong (19x) and Shanghai (6x).

In addition to this first MoU a second agreement has been announced. Leipzig/Halle Airport will cooperate with the City of Chongqing with the goal of launching passenger flights from the Saxon airport to the China. This connection should attract Chinese tourists and enable them to visit Europe. Chongqing Airport is one of the fastest growing airport in China with over 35 Million passengers in 2016.

Currently, Leipzig/Halle Airport does not offer long-haul flights. A planned service from Pakistan International Airlines was cancelled. The airline gave up the plans to connect Leipzig/Halle with Karachi and New York from January 1, 2018. 

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